My 30 year old Fuji 12 needs more work then it's worth and of course, little can be updated or done to drop weight.
So I'm looking at Trek 7.5fx, but I road a Surly frame and that was stiff like my old steel.
I'm sure the Trek is a very nice bike and I may still end up there.
But if I were to go Surly and "build" it....
I'm just tooling for exercise and fun, perhaps 20 miles 3 to 5 days a week.
For transmission, should I be thinking Sram or is Shimano just fine for my use?
If Shimano (dunno the Sram line) Ultegra, 105, Tiagra or Deore?
I'd prolly start with the Surly fork and change to CF if I felt the need (excess vibration).
I want to keep this under $1500, $1000 would be better.