I got the itch and sold the old bianchi. It was too small and I was getting sick of the excessive knee pain. Anyways, I'm on the hunt for a bike for city treking. I commute to work and just about everywhere else in the city so I'm lookin for a decent frame. I've saved all the parts off my bianchi so I have a bunch of really nice parts which I'm going to throw on a new frame.
I've got about 600-700 to use on a frame. I'm looking for a lugged frame, must be able to take a front brake. I have no preference on threadless or threaded. I'm lookin at something in the 58cm range.
To be honest with you I haven't really found too many bikes that are in that price range that are lugged.
I'm looking at the Soma Van Ness
and the Wabi Speciale
I'm used to the old road frame geometry so I'm a little partial to the van ness but totally open to suggestions. This would be my first "new frame" so I'm takin my time. Appreciate the suggestions/feedback.