My first question was where to put this, but since age seems to define how much energy that I have, I will put it here.
I am looking for a bike to ride to work. I am over 260lbs and live in the Washington DC metro area, so most of the paths are pretty level and paved. I currently own a Cannondale T800, but it is a large framed bike and really too big to ride comfortably. I want something that will move along at a pretty good clip (I have a mountain bike for those leisurly rides with the wife), but my price is limited by what I am willing to chain up in the parking garage. So I am guessing somewhere around $1K, plus or minus.
Are curved HB better than flat bars for commuting?