I am doing the Best Buddies charity century coming up Sept. 5th. This will be my first century (farthest I've gone previously is 80 miles). I have to make a choice. I've been riding my current bike a old steel Nishiki which weights about 30 pounds. I'm comfortable on it and race crits and stuff on it. I also do regular 40ish mile rides on it.
However my friend is currently building me a new bike with a felt aluminum frame with some carbon parts (fork ect.). He says it should probably be completed by this weekend.
I'm currently in a debacle over which bike to ride. Because fact is next week I'm very busy so I'll only be able to get maybe one or two rides on the new bike. Although I will have time to get it fit for me by my LBS. I'm wondering which one I should take.
BTW my Nishiki is pretty old, it's from the 80's so it's kinda beat up a little bit so sometimes people will look at me funny. I think it might be kind of weird to show up to the ride because I know some pro teams are going to be there like CSC and T-mobile. But if that is what you guys think I should do I'll show up on it.