New bike for older legs
I have been a regular cyclist for years, with about 85,000 miles on my Austro-Daimler bike since I got it in 1979. I am now riding about 10 miles each way to work, with the Portland west hills giving me about 500 feet of elevation in the middle of my ride. I don't trust pebbles or lights enough, so in the dark months (until March 8) I only ride 1-2 days per week when I can get out early. I am just now considering adding a new bike to my stable for the first time in 30 years. I would love to have sometihing that makes me feel as somfortable and at home as the home bike, but has some jump. I plan to continue to do an occasional long ride, but the 10 miles in 30-40 minutes that makes my legs sing will be the center of my riding. Any thoughts about the bike for me?
After not biking from the early seventies ( and just having my 70'th birthday this summer).
I decided to get back to biking...
I went to the LBS and liked the first bike I tried...A Specialized Sequoia Elite....
They did not have an Elite in my size so I ordered the Specialized Sequoia Comp.
I like the Sequoia family because they sit the rider a bit more in an upright position and
come with a three sprocket front chain ring and a 10 gear rear cassette.
i retired my 1980 A/D "Inter10" with Huret comps in 1999 after being hit by buick. used to go all over the place with my "fast tourer", biggest hi-lite was 200.0 miles in 15.5 hours (never again)!
i have been happy with aluminum framed Cannondale sx, pretty quick/responsive!
also, for commuting, i use Performance tange d/b vitessa, steady,
tour with bike Nash 7000t chro-moly d/b longer wheel base,
find what bike works for you! test rides are in store!
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