Old 05-19-17, 09:38 AM
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I bought my road bike used mainly because I was unsure how well I'd do with drop bars and didn't want to take a big hit if I found it wasn't right for me.

If your Felt is better when you're on the tops, add the brake levers there so you can ride them all the time and see how that goes.

If you do end up with a hybrid, I'd buy a used one. I'm of the mind that its hard to tell if you're going to like something long term from a short test ride, especially doing a few loops in a parking lot. You can get more bike on the used market and won't take near as big a hit if you decide to sell.

You may find that you don't enjoy cycling at all and need to find some other activity to get in shape. Nothing wrong with that.
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