What's up guys? I am new to the forum and in the last couple months have taken up an interest in cycling. I am a rather large guy at 6'6" 250 lbs. I have always loved bicycles and was interested in getting a nice mountain bike but my brother in law convinced me to look into finding a road bike since he does triathlons and wanted a riding partner. Well I picked up an 86 Cannondale bike a couple months ago for 200 bucks. It was a 25 inch bike (63.5 cm). The absolute only one I could find on craigslist in 2 months that was big enough for me and I had to drive two hours to get it. The guy told me it was an early 90's bike, I did the research on the serial number to find it was 1986 instead. It has Shimano 600 brakes, 200 GS derailers(?) and shimano down tube shifters. I got a new saddle for it, brake pads, tires and tubes and other accessories. I ride 4-5 days a week. I stick around 15 miles each ride. Anyways I love riding! It is tax time and I want to upgrade if at all possible. Finding another 64cm bike seems to be a tough task and I would like to keep the budget under 1,000. I went to a Performance store that was the closest LBS to me and they had no bike that was even close to fitting me.
My question. The down tube shifters are okayy, I would really like a more convenient set up on the bars. Would it make since to just upgrade the bike I have, or just buy a totally new bike. I found a 64cm Fuji Roubaix ACR 3.0 on Performance for 899 with tiagra components that I am leaning towards. Or should I just keep riding what I have and save some more $ ? Any suggestions or advice is welcome. Thanks!