I swore I would never own a drop bar road bike because I just didn't see the need. I had a very nice flat bar road bike in my Coda Elite. Well, never say never. Saturday I bought a Scott Speedster S20. It's a mid grade road bike, aluminum frame, carbon fork, 105 flight deck, 105 FD, Ultegra RD. The drive train is a compact double paired with a LBS made 12-27 10 speed cassette. Tried Selle SMP and had to have it - very comfortable. The owner of the LBS (Cycles Unlimited in SGF Mo) is a fitter and he took the time to put the bike on a trainer and set it up for me. Wound up putting on a raised stem - the bars are just about saddle height. Friday it is going back for a set of wider bars which he strongly recommended but didn't have in stock. One of the things he did during the fitting was to make a change in the position of the clips on my Keens and also put a couple of washers on the pedal spindle to move them out a centimeter or so each. Took it for a nice 30 mile break in ride yesterday morning and really liked it. Just goes to show you, you never know.