Mon, 18 Jul 2011
The 30 years old frame of my bike broke several weeks ago, so I will need a new bike. We have already decided to buy a new bike for my wife, so I have took the frame of her present bike, and remounted some components of my former bike to it. So I don't need a new bike right now, and I have more time to decide what I want.
My previous bicycle was road bike with drop handlebars. I ride on paved roads mostly (altough many roads in Brno resemble off-road riding :-), and we occasionally do touring as well. I am considering the following options:
- Using the frame of my wife's bike until it breaks :-)
- Buying a cyclo-cross bicycle, which is essentially a road bicycle with hardened frame and different tires.
- Buying a touring bicycle, something like Author Avion, which even has a carbon frame.
- Something really different. Last week I rented a recumbent bicycle, AZUB ECO. It was really interesting, very comfortable, yet a bit difficult to drive. I would like to try a bigger one with under-seat steering, like AZUB 5 as well. The only problem with recumbents is that it is not possible to use them with trail gator tow bar.
So, my dear lazyweb, do you have anything to recommend?