Ok, I'm thinking of joining the 21st century in cycling. My Raleigh is a GREAT ride and puts a smile on my face, but I'm thinking about another bike other than my bank/grocery store hauler.
Of course, most under 50 say go with a modern bike...ya gotta have a plastic bike. Reynolds 531, what's that? Hmmm, steel bike probably heavy ........even thought it weighs in at 22 lbs. Friction shifting, downtube shifting, even worse.
So today I found a STEEL Waterford, several years old, asking $1200. I was thinking offering a grand. In like new condition with all Campagnola components. I know it's not exactly 21st century but close for me.
What is the general concensus? Go to the dark side or is the other side of my brain leading me in right direction?
Why or why not?