Are these new bicycles I see in the shop worth it? I confess that I ride an almost 20 year old Nishiki that is finally rusting away its dreadful paintjob, and it gets me around pretty well. I used to ride an old Raleigh 3 speed everywhere and thought I was kind of cheating getting all those extra gears on my Mountain bike.
Part of the reason I bike is to exercise, and in as much as these new technologies serve to lessen the work of riding the bike, these advances in bike design seem to be counter productive to my purposes.
Does anyone else have these feelings or should I check myself into a mental facility?