I have been riding road bikes since I was a kid. I use my bike for commuting, and family fun.
I ride about 12 miles one way to work with part of the route on county roads. I like the feel of a steel frame and fork. I am not real concerned about weight. and I would like cante-lever brakes. Another thing, I like old school "friction style shifting"
I have been looking on bikes direct.com But I do not know anything about their brands. If you have any suggestions that will help me build or buy the right bike, it would be appreciated.