Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Must be the rain that's making those of us in Washington join up today. I have been riding off and on for a few years, mostly plodding along on a cruiser with 7 gears. I finally broke down and picked up a relatively cheap mountain bike to ride on the trails a few months ago. The mountain bike isn't enough--I have just bought a 2004 Specialized Dolce Elite WSD. I first rode it yesterday, but decided the rain was a bit too much to take it out today--it's pouring down rain, and the roads are too slick with oil today. I saw two fender benders just in the 10 miles home from work. I really enjoy reading the comments in the forums, and I have already learned a great deal.