Ive been fixing up and riding a lot of old bikes and finally decided to buy a new one. I think the only other time I bought a new bike was when I was 14 and got a paper route to pay for it after I put it on lay away. I still remember like it was yesterday (25 years ago) it was a Dimondback Viper all chrome. I was just as excited today as I was back then. It was a tough choice; I narrowed my choices to a Surly LHT, a Cross Check, a Volpe, or a Salsa Fargo. I ended up choosing the LHT. I added a Brooks flyer saddle, clipless spd pedals, and fenders. I will add more as time goes on. I took it for a quick spin tonight and it rides really nice. I can't wait to start racking up the mileage.