Rather new to this posting and to biking in general. I do stuff on other message boards, and I know sometimes I don't love people to hop on for one post questions (I plan to drop back in the future, but I will be honest in making no guarantees.) I'm young in college and use about 25 out of 24 hours a day ;-) If you want the story, it's below, the basic facts at the bottom.
Basically, I have a mountain bike now. It is quite good for what it is... I'm definitely not giving up. My mom got me a new bike for Christmas... but it was a surprise, and I had no input. Another mountain bike, much heavier, less durable (ie, a store bike). Now, I love her for trying... and I feel a little bad about buying a new bike right out from under her, but... you know how it is. I can use that one for trail stuff I'd imagine.
I'll be using the bike for commuting to classes and across campus daily. Overall... I'll be putting about 5 miles per day on it regularly, with long runs here and again. While I currently do not race... this semester (or if not next) I will be joining a triathlon club... more for fun with mild competition. This is my reason for wanting to go with a road bike. Visited multiple bike stores looking for a hybrid, but I ended up most liking this Scwhinn fastback.
I know that with the name being sold, I've heard not so great things about the quality? The cost is $500, down from $600. I want to put inline brakes on for mid day, quick stop and go traffic. The guy at the bike shop said it was good, and I admit, of all of the stores I went to, I like this guy the most (though I really did not like a partner of his, who tried pointing me to a $700 comfort bike). The store is performance bicycle shop, which I think is a larger chain. Is this a good buy for the uses? Also bing my first Road bike? And also considering that, living in a small dorm, it will be outside for probably 4 more years, subjected to all of mother nature. (I am only in college once... I have the rest of my life to move to an apartment... idk why everyone wants to...).
Thanks for all the help!
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