Really need assistance with selecting a bike
Hello everyone, let me start by saying my entering into the cyclocross world isn't going too well. I tried to take advantage of a great deal through performance bike for the '09 Fuji Cross Comp for $799, and although their system said my order was placed, it actually never took - which I just found out today and when I tried to place an order over the phone they were sold out (which is really too bad because I was looking to stay under $1,000 and this bike would have been more than perfect.) So, I'm at a loss of where to go next. I've been reading the posts and getting ideas of bikes that would be good for starters, but what would you all suggest I do...? Let me say, I am also planning to use this bike as a commuter, roughly 15+ miles a day with some rocky parts and a hill or two.
The biggest issue though is that I am currently living in Warsaw, Poland so I don't have the luxury of going to a LBS where everything they are/I am saying gets me the right bike. I plan to go to a LBS tomorrow to see what they have and hopefully get a step closer to making a purchase. Any advice or assistance you all can provide is greatly appreciated.