Well today I finally picked up my nice Italian racing bike from the shop where it has been since I got hit by a car about 3 months ago. I have been riding my bent that the insurance settlement paid for since then.
I always had some pain in my crotch from it even with 6 different saddles. Plus since it was a racing bike I had to carry everything on my back. Plus it was pretty stiff and rough riding for a commuter. I had debated on getting a touring bike or the bent. Well the bent won out.
I got on the bike and it was like crap I am falling forward (G) it really felt weird. The crank arms are the same length but it felt like I was on one of those itty bitty bikes that the kids sometimes ride.
Plus a problem when I first got it and I thought was my shoes is that my feet tend to tip off the regular petals. They still try to do that sometimes even in my cycling shoes but of course they canít.
I wanted to have it at work and ride it on errands but I doubt I can really ride it without changing my shoes. Plus I doubt my butt can handle the seat unless I ride a lot again.
I used to feel pretty one with that bike though but now it just does not feel all that good. So should I sell it? there is a lot of dings in the paint but other then that it is in great shape and has almost new wheels.