As some of you know I have begun the enviable task of researching for a new bike. The Ol' P8 has been a great workhorse, a steel steed!. However the time has come to find something with brakes etc. I'll keep the P8 in original equip for rides with my children on Sundays, polished to a sheen!
In speaking with a good friend this week, he mentioned to me that the most important item was the frame, fit, etc. (even I knew that). In his research he listed the second most important component to be the wheels (hubs & rims). bye the bye, his midlife crisis bike is a Colnago. The last concern was the gear components, (as long as reputable).
I was surprised by this order. There is a logic to it, but I want to know the thoughts of the rest of my expert forum friends. In anticipation I thank you for your input