So, my husband and I have started to get into distance road cycling. We both bike to work, to see friends, to the grocery store, etc. We love the distance cycling--all that space without stoplights, taxis, buses, or diplomats (we live in DC)!
My husband has a 10 speed fuji del rey--it's not ultra fancy but it's fast and light. I have a raleigh marathon mixte frame, single speed. On a long bike ride, I get really really exhausted trying to keep up. Afraid I have to get gears for distance cycling, even though it is a hard concession (I LOVE my single speed).
So I was trying to get an affordable road bike. Two problems with this: 1) there aren't many affordable road bikes at all and 2) I'm 5'2" with a 30" inseam (and so very short torso) and I weigh 110 pounds. I tried to get the Sheila Dawes road bike, but everyone seems to be out of the extra small. Any other suggestions?
Also if anyone in the DC area has an acceptable bike that's affordable, feel free to email me at my personal email firstname.lastname@example.org. Only interested in bikes that are in excellent condition.
Thanks for your help!