This is my riding history: first bought a mountain bike, didn't like every ride being a near death experience, so I fitted it with road slicks, but it was heavy and not a great long mileage bike.
I bought a carbon LeMond, very nice bike, and I put some mileage on it, but never felt comfortable on it in spite of various modifications. Because on neck and shoulder pain, I bought. Bacchetta Giro ATT 26. This is my long haul bike now.
I'm trying to encourage my daughter to ride, and she won't be seen with me on the recumbent. I want to give my Lemond away to my son as a graduation present.
So I want a more upright bike because of my very poor flexibility of my spine. I like the Rivendell bikes but I think they're overpriced.
Any suggestions for a Rivendell type bike with drop bars capable for short jaunts and occasional club rides?