I bought a roadbike yesterday; std diamond frame with 23cc tyres and drop bars. There are precious few of these around my city and most of them seem to be ridden by "serious" cyclists in full branded lycra kit who are rarely seen on weekdays. Every other bike seems to be granny bike or a MTB. I told me colleagues I'd bought a roadbike and the first question they asked was "Is it a hardtail or full suspension?". Try as I might I could not get them to understand what I'd bought so I was forced to show them. Both of them were flabbergasted that I'd bought such an "unusual" machine. What the hell?