I posted up a while ago looking for a cheap road bike but have since changed jobs to one where commuting by bike is necessary so have had to change my plans.
I'm going to be commuting year round, 20+ miles a day. Ideally I am looking for something that can take mudguards, a rack and if possible have an Alfine hub fitted for easy/minimal/cheap/no maintenance. It will be locked up at work so I don't care how shoddy/shonky it looks just as long as its fully functional. I'm easy with either drop bars or flats.
I fit medium/17" frame so something around that size would be good.
My budget is around the £350 mark.