Hello all - I recently bought a trek allant for commuting but that only last about 3 weeks until I dreaded riding that bike:
1. it was way too heavy, almost 35 pounds + my fuhgeddaboutit lock, + purse just made it a super heavy machine.
2. it was slow - each pedal just took so much effort
3. again, it was heavy- I couldn't lift it to park it in my buildings bike rack (and had to have my boyfriend do it for me each time or else just brought it into the apartment) I am 5'4 and 120 lbs.
All in all just too much of a cruiser bike for me, so I sold it and am now looking for another commuter! Which of these bikes would you choose? I would use it for commuting and for some longer weekend bike rides. Would like a bike that I could add a rack to.
Trek 400 Road Bike - (48cm 531 Frame)
1990 Trek 420
Fuji Road Bike the fuji is the cheapest...
Also I live in Chicago but the only bikes I found that I liked were in Milwaukee, go figure
Thanks for any help!!!!