For some reason which escapes me, I've been thinking of riding a bike again. It has been a number of years since I even looked at my old, French 10-speed. I knew I needed new tubulars, because the whitewalls had turned orange. There is a Raleigh shop about a mile from my house. On the way home this evening, since it was raining and I couldn't mow the yard anyway, I stopped by to see if I could pick some up. They don't carry them at all, so I saved quite a bit of money from what I've read about tubulars in this forum. I remember sitting by the side of the road sewing when I didn't have a spare, and am not sure I want to do that anymore.
The owner of the shop offered me a Diamondback Maravista for $329. It looked like a pretty nice bike, and I'm not too sure about my old drop handlebars getting along well with my bike anyway. I didn't ride it this evening, because of the thunderstorm. I thought I'd ask what you think of it. I used to ride my old bike for errands an commuting, and I imagine that if I get a new one I'll gravitate towards the same pattern.