Later in the year I should be able to get a better bike- Won't be till October but I popped into my LBS today to sort a few parts for my holiday. This was not a spur of the moment decision but the shop owner and I are the same size. He has just built a bike up for himself and I cannot give you any details of the bike at all- Except his one fits me and it is only 15.4 lbs weight. This is a top end Aluminium bike with CF seat post and Fork. I'll try to get better details on this bike but it is not a run of the Mill Branded bike at all. The only name I got off the frame was IGNIS and that is the model name so I cannot even tell you the manufacturer. It is built up with Durace- 10 speed Truvatif Crankset- A Top end Shimano wheel set that had bladed 16/20 spokes and as I say- this bike is light. He can build it with a Compact or normal crankset- but not a triple.
This will be a custom build but if he can get a bike that light- that handles that well- Then I think I am going to be saving the pennies to get the same spec. On top of that- He will really come down on price for me.
I think the main reason I am thinking about a new ROAD bike now is that This road riding has got through to me. I started off right with a lowend bike- Made a couple of mods to get the thing working- but I am at long last beginning to enjoy the smoother riding that tarmac is giving me.
So I blame you lot for this- If I hadn't decided to see what thing road biking was about last year- Then I wouldn't be scrimping and saving to get a bike that will never be shown a spot of mud- Even on the road.