I know its a touchy subject, and if you want to ridicule someone please ridicule me rather than each other or parts of the cycling community. But I do have a question I wanted the board's view on.
I love riding road bikes more than any other type of bike. The problem is that even within the city, I make quite a lot of kilometers/miles and my current "beater" or "pub" bike is an awful and uncomfortable bike (that I ride 80-100 km a week ). Therefore I was looking for a cheap road bike for everyday use that I could lock lock up outside / ride in the winter / not clean every single week.
That quickly takes me into the vintage road bike category. Fine, these bikes have components that can last ages, attractive steel frames and there are a lot of second hand ones that are being sold. My problem is,.... I do not want to look like a try-hard or someone trying to look cool. I just want to be comfortable and take my road bike anywhere without being "that guy". I am fully aware that this is stupidly ironic. After all, apparently I care a great deal about what I look like. But so be it.
Anyway, here is the bike. Penny for your thoughts:
Would add white bartape. Apparently it is in perfect condition. Can go pick it up this Saturday.
EDIT: Will add fenders as well (SKS chromoplastic)