Hello - New Member
I just started riding again after a 25 year layoff. What a difference in the equipment! In the early 70's I rode Flandria, Fuji road bikes, and the cheap trek 820 I just purchased is an engineering marvel compared to those old bikes. I've been reading some posts here, and it seems that the prevailing opinion is that you need to spend 700-800 us dollars to get a decent bike. I ride on gravel roads and dirt lanes, and converted rail lines, no rocky trails etc. Would I ever notice much of a difference in an upgrade bike? I don't have much to compare except the old road bikes I used to ride. Anyway, It's nice to be back in the saddle.