im 30 live in hoboken. i've been riding my bike mainly to commute. had a raleigh M80 mtb which got stolen, now i rock a raleigh m40. i do everything from the daily 1/2 mile in the morning to the train to ~10 miles taking the long way to my friends.
so here's where i need advice....
Few things i'd like to do:
---i want to keep my current bike and maybe rebuild it to make it a reliable single speed. if someone has a good book to get me started on learning to build bikes i'd love a nudge towards it.
---i also want to get a road bike that's a bit tougher. thinking cyclocross, not to compete though who knows maybe in the future, but more because roads getting out of hoboken can be full of roadside rubbish and dirt. concerned they may be hard to commute over on wet days. i'll check cyclocross but just thought i'd mention it here as well.
anyways, thx for having me and hope to be riding long distances soon. already trying to map out a commute to work but seems that may not work, there's no way to avoid highways.