So…I’m contemplating buying a new bike. I love my old skool Trek (the thing is an early to mid 80s model, lugged steel frame, huge, durable, comfortable) and want to convert it to my workhorse bike - because I currently use it on long rides and whatnot, I’ve been reluctant to add racks, fenders, etc… But that is getting to be a pain; after 5 years of loading down backpacks and dangerously hanging grocery bags of my handlebars, I want to turn this thing into something I can haul stuff around on.
With that in mind, I am looking for something to take on long rides, and to cruise around town with when I’m just out and about and not shopping or trudging through crappy weather. I need something that doesn’t start shaking like crazy when I get up to 30 mph but I also don’t need any real speed - comfort on long rides is more important to me. I am thinking about the Surly Pacer, and wondered: what are your thoughts, Tumblr?