Join Date: Aug 2005
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Bikes: Haro Vector, IRO Rob Roy, Bianchi Veloce
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Originally Posted by headgear
my mistake, I ride a 1979 Schwinn Varsity and was looking for a replacement bike, but wanted something that had a more upright, comfortable position. So I am going to buy a bike soon.
I think we're missing the important point. He wants a new
bicycle. We can all appreciate that. Who doesn't long for a new, sleek, shiny bike?
In that case, cyclocross and touring bikes make good commuters as well as bikes set up for commuting like the Kona Smoke or the Specialized Sirrus. The Smoke's actually a mtb while the Sirrus is more roadish.
FWIW, I ride an IRO Rob Roy cyclocross bike. It's steel, fixed gear and has risers although I'll be putting on bullhorns soon. I commute w/ it and have done longer rides on it w/ no comfort problems. I'd suggest the Rob Roy if you want a SS/FG cross bike.