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Old 05-15-02, 06:39 AM
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Teding
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Bought a Coda last summer. I think you get a lot bike for your money. It's light, and has top quality components, and I love the polished (not painted) steel (cromoly) frame. The ONLY thing I don't like about the bike is the straight handlebar. I get numb hands, due to (IMHO) the lack of hand positions.

Thinking about converting the bar to a drop, or switching to the Aurora, which is in the light touring class. Converting means new brake levers, barend shifters, HB, and stem.

The Aurora lists arounf 550$, and the Coda 799$. Fuji Touring is very similar to the Aurora, but might be a little more expensive.

Whatever bike you buy, be sure you get it from a GOOD LBS that has your riding pleasure and continued patronage at heart, not just a sale and inventory reduction.

Hope this helps.
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