Which bike is better? Nashbar Steel Road Bike vs Raleigh Technium
Just wondering if anyone with more knowledge can help me out here.
I've been riding a cheap singlespeed from BD for almost a year now, and I want to upgrade to a multi-speed bike. I use my bike for general transportation (everywhere), and also just to ride for fun. I've looked at a lot of bikes and decided on this one:
It's around $330-350 shipped. I like it because it's steel and has rack eyelets. I think I'll be okay with the DT shifters.
On the other hand, this was recently posted on my local Craigslist. The used market here sucks because it's such a small town, but this looks decent. It's a Raleigh Technium
He's asking $250, and it IS my size. The only bad parts are that it's aluminum (I've never ridden an aluminum bike and I'm not sure how harsh the ride is), and there are no rack eyelets. I'm assuming I can just order those P-clamps from online (or get them at a hardware store in my town), so that won't be a big problem, right?
Assuming the Raleigh Technium is in decent mechanical shape, is it a better deal than the Steel Road Bike from Nashbar?