I've got a trip scheduled for the first part of August (provided Wisconsin dries out by then). We'll be doing about 60 mile days. The guy that I'm going with is in seriously good shape so there's zero chance of me keeping up with him. Here's my bike choices:
1. The rocket. Unreplaceable Chehalis, Washington built Klein frame. Ultegra components, Open Pro wheels. 23mm raceing tires. Roughly 19 pounds.
2. The retro grouch. Bridgestone lugged frame, 105 components, Velocity Aerohead wheels. 28mm Gatorback tires. Roughly 24 pounds.
3. The compromise. Take the Klein but switch to the 28mm tires.
I keep vacillating so I suppose that if the decision is that close, it probably doesn't matter. Anybody have an opinion? If so, why?