My life has changed. I'm now commuting 2hrs per day and upgrading the bike is seeming like a much better idea! I no longer have to do mixed-mode, so I can start saving money on not buying Myki passes every month, which was up at about the $120/pcm point.
I'm even going to start wearing knicks :
I'm a bit f-cked off about the experience I had trying bikes which didn't fit so I am going to focus on the Trek brand which promotes its women-specific design, which incorporates fit. I'm keen on their Lexa road bikes, would welcome any comments about people's experiences with this brand and type.
Also can I clamp on mudguards and a pannier rack? Seems a bit desecration-ey but I neeeed my two massive panniers.
Old post wrote:Hi - I've had it since new and have been thinking about upgrading for a while.
I don't want anything too crazy-good, and I was hoping not to spend more than $1k. I don't want something that's worth stealing... this is why I've been unable to commit to buying a new bike.
It would be my commuter, I do ~1hr per day all up, and would need a pannier rack and mudguards and a kickstand.
I was looking at this, which looks nice http://www.cbdcycles.com.au/bikedetails ... =1610#.php
But I suspect I have to try bikes out to know.
Also I've had my current one serviced regularly and was wondering if it's worth trying to sell it.
Also the people who service it have talked me out of upgrading so I feel bad and it seems wasteful.
But then I thought, am I going to ride this bike my whole life? That seemed depressing.
Also if I get a lighter bike, my leg muscles will diminish because I will be moving less weight around, so it will make me less fit.