Through complex interactions between the roof rack, the garage door and my Serotta I'm in the market for a new bike.
The Serotta was a 1994 bike which had become my commuter (retrofit with fenders and cantilever brakes). For my road bike I ride a Scott Addict R2 with Ultegra.
I am looking for a new bike which can handle the following tasks:
- All weather commuter in the drizzly Pacific Northwest
- Winter / training bike
- Haul my kid in a trailer
- Is awesome
- Disc brakes are appealing because I chew through pads in the winter and I hate adjusting cantis.
Insurance is going to cover the cost of a new Serotta, so there's my budget. I'm 5'11" with not totally weird proportions.
Thoughts on the following?
1. Lynskey Cooper CX. 6/4 Ti, cyclocross geometry, disc brakes, and mounts for fenders and rack. Probably built with Sram Rival. Stock sizes.
2. Gunnar Fastlane. CroMoly, roadish geometry, disc brakes, fender and rack mounts. Build TBD, maybe 105 or something like that.
3. Rodriguez Rainier. Custom sized steel (Reynolds 725). Probably not as nicely spec'd (Tiagra build is $3100!). Long pull brakes (not discs) although if I asked nicely they would probably do disc brakes (presumably at a bump in the price). Local builder.
Whaddya think? Have at it.
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