Hello I really want to get a used road bike that is light and has an extensive drive train to get up hills. I also would like to be able to take some longer rides on it every once in a while.
What problems am I going to face with comfort and how the bike fits? I just don't know how to get this information, I don't want to make a 1000$ mistake.
I am 5'10 I know my bike size is normally 56, but should I consider a smaller or larger size?
I want something that is light and easy to shift. Can I get some advice on how to make this happen? Do all newer Bikes have brifters, how can you tell?
right now I have an old 12 speed and the lever shifters are not ideal for what I want. Is there a better technology I should be looking at for ease of changing gears?