As you may recall from my thread, I was hit by a bus and my bike was destroyed. Going crazy and want to ride again even just a little.
Have to get a new bike. Insurance may or may not pay. SHOULD but decision takes at least 3 months. Thus I will pay and hope for reimbursement. Thus want to keep costs reasonable. Want value for money and bike that will last me and keep me riding (i.e enjoyable)
Commuting to work (25 minute ride each way. Small inclines with one large hill. Bike path 90% and street the other part.
Had a mountain bike which was unnecessary. I liked it for security and in case I went off road to avoid a stick or if I ran over a stick. Thinking racing bike or hybrid (with thicker tires) now.
Specialized Sirrus Sport ($1000) or Comp ($1500) 2007
Cecil Walker 1990 (handmade Australian bike, steel frame). Used but in new condition apparently. (my racing bike friend told me about it and I will look. He has competed in cycling for 50 years so knows his stuff and he LOVES it. Cannot believe how good the condition is)
What do you recommend and why please?
Other suggestions also welcome