I'm toying with the idea of a new bike for 600 mi ride, but am fairly new at navigating the new bikes that are out there. I'm currently riding a '89 Schwinn Voyageur, chromoly frame and it has suited me well thus far. Are these newer, lighter, faster, glitzy bikes worth the bang for the buck? What are the benefits; what are the drawbacks? I, admittedly, feel like my bike is a tank compared to these bikes I see zipping around San Francisco....What are your thoughts?
(Sorry for reposting this similar question for those of you on the Touring discussion board.)
Thanks in advance! Happy riding!!