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      10-28-2012, 05:20 AM   #8
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Drives: Merc E350 cgi Estate + RR TDV8
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Norfolk, UK.

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What do you want it for?

I had one of these....

Great for doing 50+ mile runs.

I also have a 1980s Peugeot road bike with Reynolds 531 tubing that is just a great bike, really comfy. So much so the Giant got sold.
The giant I paid 900 from 1500 by the way, was last years model.
The Pug was 20.

However, what I really wanted from a bike was to stay a bit fitter, I don't commute, I don't find going out for 4 hours or so that much fun I really just wanted some excercise.

So I bought one of these...

Now got flat bars on, brake on front and a freewheel on one side.

Now, 30 minutes on that and I come back more knackered than 5 hours on the Giant.

So really depends what you want from your bike, an effortless road bike is not the best if you want a quick blast to get the blood flowing.