which bike should I buy?
Hi, I have just sold my almost new condition, custom built Surly Steamroller fixie, taking quite a financial hit, about 60%. I dont want to do this again. So I would like advice on my next bike. I sold my fixie due to a bit of Osteoarthritis in my 51 year old knees. The Surly was so comfortable on every other dept. I am thinking that I am looking for a pretty much "do everything bike", commuting, cycle paths, shopping and riding for fun. I am not looking to break any speed records.
As comfort is all important and I am thinking that a steel touring bike would fit the brief with the relaxed geometry. I am looking at a Dawes super or ultra galaxy or a Ridgeback panorama, Surly longhaul trucker or a Fahradd T400. Ive got about £900 to spend. Am I barking up the wrong tree or should I be looking at something different, maybe a cyclo cross or city bike.
I would appreciate any views on this.
Fahradd T400 look great, Germans really know how to build
Since I'm thinking you know your size already...... Why not remove the financial hit with the purchase of a used bike in case you still have problems?