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Originally Posted by ahsposo
I think the OP needs to be a little more open minded. 10 speed ergonomics as a teen on a Schwinn Varsity and a well fitted modern bike of any frame material are night and day.
But that's just my opinion.
Originally Posted by labas
I imagine you are correct, there probably is a world of difference between what I road many moons ago and what is available today. Having said that, the shear design of a road bike lends itself to that " hunched over" position, the very thing I would like to avoid.
If your looking at a newer hybrid you may as well save some money have your old bike tuned up and slightly narrower tires put on it. You will get more excerise riding a 24lb hybrid 25 miles than you will riding a 19lb one.
I think you need to shop around and look at some more bikes. where are you in Pa? Aviod Bikeline and that other shop near Paoli that only sell one brand. There is no need to ride a "10spd" hunched over and chances are as a kid your bike was too big and you unknowingly were riding in the 'drops' all of the time rather than the tops of the bars.
My road bikes are all set up to get me more upright because of a back problema dn carpeltunnel. On the hoods (brakelevers) or the tops of the bars I am not bent over much more than someone on a hybrid, but I still have 5 or so hand positions.
'09 K2 w/ mostly '89 era Campi Chorus. I didn't bother to cut the fork and used an MTB type stem to give me a bit more rise.
'90 Bianchi Proto, I used a hybrid type stem to give me the height since the previous owner trimmed the fork real short.
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
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