The more I search and think the more confused I get.
Presently Im commuting on my 1987 Schwinn Tempo. Works well, and I like it, but I had also though of using it for my upcomming fully supported tour. No reason I cant or couldnt, except I decided I wanted a wider gear range than my 50/38-14/24.
So I looked at the cheap upgrade of a mega range 6 speed. All I need is derailer, and the freewheel. I then decided that if I do that, maybe I should just upgrade to a cassette. So that brings me to derailer, cassette, wheel shifters (if I want index). At this point Im starting to tread dangerously into might as well get a new bike territory.
So this lead me what woud it be? While I want fast (who doesnt) I have gained an appreciation for rugged. So I shifted to cross bike. Many fun bikes to look at there. I looked at BD, and various sites. Kind of looked around at the kona site a while, as many have reccomended the various Jake's. While Looking there, I see the Dew Drop. Ahhh, discs, never thought much until I realized how badly my gritty commute is chewing up my rims. Looking at the Dew, it almost just looks like a mountain bike frame.
So my search for a do everthing bike is less sure than ever before. I have looked at LHT, cross bikes, just upgrading mine.
My point, Im not even sure anymore. I wanted to get a commuter, light tourer, possible single track bike. Leaving me touring, cross or mtn bikes as my choices I guess. The only thing Im sure of is, I dont need another road bike.
Does the cross bike really come the closest to achieving that. I like the idea of one do it all, but is it a fools errand, destine for dissapointment.
Whats everyon using for their do it all bikes, when they tried to have just one bike?
Confused, think Ill go to the bike shop. smile