Hi new to this area, I bought my SS this summer, it was my dream bike as a kid, so like a mid life crisis sports car I finally took the plunge and bought it. I love my SS, an orange motobecane just like I wanted as a kid. I left the back break cause I live in Tahoe and would prefer to be able to avoid getting hit by tourists. I added a shorter stem and had the bars chopped and flipped. I am short with short arms and a bad neck, so now I am comfortable that way, what I need now are better tires. I have 700X23 on it and for Tahoe's pot holed wrecks of streets it is painful.
Also, any advice on seam soreness would be helpful, find myself riding standing up a lot due to roads being so bad and seam soreness from my jeans. I know that sounds weird
Anyway, roads are getting clearer and I want to get back on my SS. On a Trek Xtracycle with studded snows right now. I am feeling the need for speed which aint happening on my X right now.