I'm a total amateur when it comes to biking. I am looking for an affordable do-it-all bike.
I need a bike to commute to work on that I can strip down to take part in amateur triathlons (emphasis on the amateur) and I am planning a tour of just over 500km through Holland and Belgium so I need to be able to put carry everything we need (tent etc) and cycle on dirt tracks but have little drag when on road.
The Buga - we're guessing you pronounce that 'booger' and not 'bugger', but neither's exactly great - is Viner's flat bar offering for the burgeoning cycle to work market and it's an interesting alternative to your more standard £1k fare. Italian born and bred, the whole of the bike (except the tyres) hails from the boot and the frame is made by hand there. You'll pay a premium for that Italian chic, but if it's something that you value then the Buga is certainly a rounded machine that's good to ride.