Hello everyone, Manda here. I recently purchased a new road bike for commuting and have a few concerns about it. I would love to here all of your expert opinions on the matter and all advice is welcome.
All goes back to when I 1st moved here to Austin and needed to find a bike for commuting(..sorry I'm a story teller) and I needed to find one fast. I instantly fell in love with the 07 SE Lager, mostly because of the aesthetics, I love the geomety of it and it came in that classic wheat color, I also had heard really good reviews about it. Needless to say I couldn't afford it so I ended up buying what I could afford at the time which ended up being the worst bike possible for commuting , a big heavy single speed beach cruiser with back pedal breaks. So it was time to get a real bike, I started looking on craigslist.. and low an behold I found the SE Lager in the color I wanted but unfortunately not the size I needed..but I bought it anyway. Now I realize that there are some saftey issues as well as some comfort issues I may experience but I mean how much does it really matter.?.?. and what are some mods that would help. Oh and to put it in prospective I 5"4 and the bikes got a 57cm top tube