Need some advice....what's the best off the peg, value for money road bike at the moment. Looking for something which is top spec and fully loaded!
Room 1201 said:Yer SUCH a troublemaker :blush2:
After 4000 poasts, you're still not aware that once a thread mentions The Bicycle Company That Must Not Be Named around here--it quickly disolve into flame war?FatTireFred said:what do you mean?! those are great bikes, at great prices...
so what if they took old traditional makers' names and put them on Asia-made frames
so what if the website looks a bit outdated
so what if you gotta tolerate lower end "minor bits" (stem, seatpost, saddle, etc)
so what if you gotta be able to do minor wrenching to put it together, or be willing to take to lbs
so what if you get no periodic servicing, as you might from a lbs
so what if other people who don't like bd might look at you with disdain
Room 1201 said:After 4000 poasts, you're still not aware that once a thread mentions The Bicycle Company That Must Not Be Named around here--it quickly disolve into flame war?
As for you being a troublemaker, post hoc ergo propter hoc of the above. Simple statement of fact-no need to call in Dr. Bottom Bracket Shell-I never flamed BD, or intended to. 'Tis a compliment anywho
FWIW, if I were coming back after 20 years I'd look around for something used, craigslist, etc. just to have something to ride for awhile. Once you've re-acclimated a bit (& hung around all the cool lookin stuff) you'll know what you want.nicensleazy said:Ah..............After around 20 years away, my main aim is to return to road racing. What I don't want to do is buy a bike and six months down the line, regret the purchase or updrading a thousand and one parts.