As per a previous post, I have decided to sell my down-tube shifting Trek 1000 & buy a new bike off craigslist. I have a grand total of $800 to spend, which can get me quite a bit if I play my cards right.
I have gone on craigslist and narrowed the list to $500-$1000 , searching 'road bikes' in the entire post within Miami Dade.
From this list, my favorite bike is a Specialized Allez Sport, namely because I'd feel proud riding it around, and that's important to me.
Also, it brings a computer & some other cool extras. The components may all be low-end, though.
Anyway, what I'm hoping to get out of this post is either approval or a gentle nudge to another bike.
I'm 5' 8" with a 86 cm (33.85 inches) inseam, and I'm gonna be riding around pavement for miles & miles; bikes are my form of transportation. My old trek had a 54 cm seat tube, which was ever so slightly too short, but not unusable; something like a 54-56 cm would be ideal, but manufactures like to vary their measurements unfortunately.....