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Old 10-03-18, 10:42 AM
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Slightspeed
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Bikes: 1961 Legnano Gran Premio, 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiade, 1973 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Peugeot PR10, 2002 Specialized Allez, 2007 Specialized Roubaix, 2013 Culprit Croz Blade

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I had a steel Bianchi that got killed by a car. I bought a new aluminum Allez, which I eventually thought was too stiff and beat me up. I installed a carbon fork, which was better than the aluminum one. Eventually I test rode a carbon Roubaix, loved it and bought one. After a few years, I test rode a more racy carbon aero bike, a Culprit, and my Roubaix felt too comfy after that. So I bought the Culprit. I still have all the bikes, except the Bianchi. I have three vintage steel bikes, and as for ride quality, they are "just right". I'd look around for a Raleigh Super Course or similar. The 531 frame is comfy on the rough roads I ride, pretty responsive. You can also go to bigger tires, less pressure depending on your weight. I'm 200 lbs, so I run about 100 psi in everything.

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