Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose (Willow Glen) Ca
Bikes: '89 Miyata 1400, '82 nishiski (current utilty/commuter project)
What bike do you have now and why is it uncomfortable? pic is also helpful. From that you can maybe get some advice on how to make what you have more comfortable. also knowing what type of riding you want to do now....and in the future.
The bike doesn't look bad, but with bikes direct you need to make sure you are able or have someone able to do final assembly and check hubs, etc for proper greasing. If you don't you need to budget some bucks to pay the LBS and for tuneups, which changes ther real cost.
I am not familar with shops on you side of the hill, but if you were looking for bikes you could just come over the the hill and hit The OffRamp, Mikes Bikes, Willow Glen Bikes, Hyland's to name a few and can probably get a very simlar bike for same similar real cost
'82 Nishiski commuter/utility
'83 Torpado Super Strada ... cafe commuter
'89 Miyata 1400
Soma rush Fixie
06 Haro x3 (son's bmx)
Electra cruiser (wife's bike)