Am new to the forum and new to cycling My name is Tony and I'm a 66 year old man who used to run marathons and half marathons but have suffered from early stages of an arthritic knee over the last few years which has stopped my running I have also a year ago undergone a full postrate cancer removal operation, which was successful
But now I need to do some fitness and cycling seems the best low impact sport i can take up, picking the right bike is a minefield but I am pretty sure I need a road bike (I did have a mountain bike some years ago but found it hard work) but cannot make up my mind whether it should be drop handlebars or straight ones, so any advice would really be welcome.
I have sat on both at a local shop but until your on the road not sure how comfortable either type will be.
Obviously I will not be using the bike for real racing but i do like speed and will be using the bike on the roads
Any help or suggestions please