are pictures of my new old bike. This is a Specialized Sirrus from
the late 80's I believe. I picked it up on Ebay for $45, and love
the way it rides. The bike is primarily stock, but I have done a
few things to put my own style into it.
is a 58cm steel frame with Shimano 105 components. I swapped the
105 aero brake levers for some older dia-compe non-aero levers.
I also added a well used Brooks B-15 saddle, which I have quickly
learned to appreciate for its comfort. I wrapped the original handlebars
in Cinelli cork tape to complete the somewhat vintage look. I really
like the bike but wish the specialized graphics were not neon. IÕd
like to eventually repaint the frame and fork. IÕve been considering
adding some fenders, but the frame has no eyelets, so IÕm looking
for an acceptable solution.
just recently completed the build up on the bike and have only used
it around the neighborhood for short rides and to pull my kids in
the Chariot carrier. I live in The Woodlands, Texas, just north
of Houston. The roads are mostly flat here, so the traditional race
gearing on the bike works pretty well. I spend most of my time on
a Surly Pacer, but really like the ride of this older bike as well.
I hope you like it!
is fragile.Handle with Prayer!