Righty then, you probably get a lot of first posts like this but I am in need of some advice, or at least some wild opinions partially based on fact.
I've had a slightly knackered Specialized hybrid for the last 2 years, it's been absolutely fine, gets me to and from work every day and I've done a couple of longer (200-ish miles) trips on it. But I think the time has finally come to invest a little more (£800-£1000) on a 'nicer' bike.
After a lot of research and a few test rides I've narrowed things down to a choice between the Specialized Secteur Elite or the Verenti Kilmeston.
Hardly any use.
Will provide 44t ring (installed) along with the 42t that came with.
The freewheel is non-standard ACS as the shimanus one that came with it died straight away.
De-stickered.. so now Matt Black stealth machine.
Pic below shows it new.
£300, pickup in Harrogate. £15 fedex
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