[/INDENT]Ha, I'm baaaack. (
)Well to get on with it we all are different and we all do things different. This is why I find this site so interesting. Some of you are just plain weird an that intrigues me to no end. Dont take offense though because my wife says i'm weird to. So it looks though i'm in the right place. Anyway back to my new bike and how I chose it. Again working with low budget and at the same time drooling over all the great stuff that is out there, one just has to pull in the reins. But this does not mean we have to bight the bullet and settle for something other then the best we can get for our money. Well i desided to look at frame geometry first.
[/INDENT]Man can you spend some time serching this stuff. Keeping in mind that I am no spring chicken but at the same time finding that if you are in shape you certainly can ride a spring chicken frame. Anyway after going over many different types i stoped on a relaxed road frame with a slopping top tube. Now that this was done it would come down to picking the frame material with in the budget. Again so much to look at and so many reasions to go with each one of choice. Well I picked Aluminum becaus it had many facters I liked. Lots of rain off and on and i dont like rust but not only for that it is strong to. I did deside to go with "altair-1 aluminum for it's light weight and it's strength along with other facters.
[/INDENT]Now that I brought you this far it is only appropriate to go with drop-bars and to deside on gearing. I think anything 21-gears or over would have made me happy, even though the Maravista has 24-speed. At this point it is still about dollors and the best bang for the buck from my point of view. (See next thread)