Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
Bikes: 3 speeds, mountain, road and recumbent
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).