I have long commute lately (frequently two hours a day). Unfortunately I hurt my left hand. As D*alex I think pointed out to me once in a similar post, I have a natural tendency to lock my elbow _ I fight the habit but it still happens - when riding and this is really a bad habits because my wrists and hands take all shocks (and roads are in bad shape around here). At any rate, it does not look like anything very serious (a pulled muscle or something), I'll go to a kinesytherapist next week.
My question is this: if this does not get any better, I am thinking that perhaps I should ride - at least for a few months - a suspension MTB that would make for a smoother ride than my current touring bike. I have an old steel-frame road B that rides smoothly but it is not great under the snow.
A local pawn shop sells a Nishiki with front and rear suspension (though the suspension looks pretty cheap) for $200. I don't know the specific. From the ourside, the bike seems in good shape but not a recent model. Are these any good at all? Is it worth it? Any other advice? Does suspension make much difference?