I went to the LBS yesterday, to look at new bikes,
I test rode a couple different bikes.
All Raleigh models (seems to be a specialty of my LBS), 1 MTB, 1 Hybrid, and a comfort type thing.
First, I was very impressed and I've discovered that it doesn't really matter what bike I buy, they are ALL "litespeeds" compared to the Roadmaster POS I ride now.
Second, There came a point early in my first test ride where I found myself needing to apply the brakes. OHMIGOD!!! I never imagined that those things were supposed to stop a bike that fast!!! I nearly went over the handlebars.
The Roadmaster POS is quickly bound for the junkheap.
Anyone else have interesting stories about graduating up to a higher end machine?