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need help choosing a bike

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need help choosing a bike

i've browsing through threads here reading up stuff about road bikes

i've decided to get my own road bike now and was wondering if anyone could point me at the right direction.

i've been cycling around my area, the roads are a little bumpy at some areas, but great for most part.
and i'm also planning to cycle to class, there are some pavements(don't know whether it matters much)

so i was wondering whether to get aluminium or steel frame or something else. i've also narrow my search to lemond, bianchi, trek, specialized.

looking to spend around $1000 on the bike.

thank you
have a great day
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