Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
Bikes: 3 speeds, mountain, road and recumbent
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bought bike bad fit, now new custom
Bought my first new bike in 25 years and after 250 miles and two stem changes changed LBS to one who did a great job fitting me. I put 300 miles on his IF loaner-demo and will buy a Serotta Fierte (steel) as the geometry works for my 56 year old, short torso, long legged body. Typical rides are 30-40 miles, 16-18 mph and getting longer and faster. By mid summer I'll do a few centuries.
Now, wise bikologists: Campy or Shimano groupo. strip the "old" new or buy all new?
My previous bikes are '82 Raleigh Pro and '70 Lygie (Bilenky rebuilt with SS couplings).