After months of my gf moaning, i finally caved, and moved my bike from the hallway, to the sheltered bike rack outside the flats next door.
That was Sunday, cue getting home yesterday and it not being there. Like i predicted.
So i now need a new bike, but havent a clue these days. Mine was circa 10 years old, but was pretty well specced, very light, full susser, only a single sided gas shock on the rear, so hardly a downhill bike, but perfect for commuting due to light weight, and the odd bit of trail stuff.
Components were mostly LX, some standard, some by me as i replaced chainset, bottom bracket, shifters etc a few years back.
Half the bikes ive briefly seen dont even have 27 gears, whilst i know thats not the be all and end all, just seems odd considering how old mine was.
Im not set on a price range, Id rather spend less, but i dont want crap. But also no £1500 carbon jobbies etc please!
Im also not set on Used or new, used obviously offers a better budget/quality deal i imagine.
Main use is commuting about 15 miles. Though it will see some weekend use in a year or 2 as the little one is old enough to go on rides.
Ill be chucking slicks on it, like my last one for commuting. So probably looking at a hardtail, or a light full susser. I dont really like racers / hybrids. Not a fan of the high saddle low bars, hunched over position. My last bike was an 18" frame, but had the saddle high, im 6ft.
Also have some huge hills, so the whole 3 gear thing just wont work for me.
Any tips, suggestions, best places to buy etc.