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    drink slinger
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    Unmarked steel Specialized roadie

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    I'm going to guess Sirrus. Your best bet is to check out the catalog archive at retrobike.co.uk, and flip through the early 90's catalogs. Pay attention to the color options for each year, and that should get you in the ballpark. The large vinyl decals on this one aren't original.

    Is this a bike you've already acquired, or one you're considering buying?

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    Now that I think about it, the Sirrus may have disappeared by the early 90's, so it's probably an Allez...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
    Now that I think about it, the Sirrus may have disappeared by the early 90's, so it's probably an Allez...
    Chris,

    I think the Sirrus was still around in the early 90's; didn't it come with RSX at one point?

    I'm guessing a mid to late 80's Allez, based on the raised swoosh on the top of the SS. The decals make me
    think of a Team issue frame set, given that they're raised with no clear coat.

    theopowers... does it say 'Specialized" down the front of both fork blades? If so, it very well may be a Team Issue bike
    using a stock, un-decaled Allez frame with add-on accoutrements. Sinyard's boys were known to do that for small teams
    back then...

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolwrench View Post
    Chris,
    I'm guessing a mid to late 80's Allez, based on the raised swoosh on the top of the SS. The decals make me
    think of a Team issue frame set, given that they're raised with no clear coat.

    theopowers... does it say 'Specialized" down the front of both fork blades? If so, it very well may be a Team Issue bike
    using a stock, un-decaled Allez frame with add-on accoutrements. Sinyard's boys were known to do that for small teams
    back then...

    Alan
    It doesn't have anything down the front of the forks, no. It certainly has occurred to me that it was a one-off or small batch paint job for whatever reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
    Is this a bike you've already acquired, or one you're considering buying?
    I already own it - bought it for my girlfriend but it is bigger than advertised. Not necessarily trying to value it here, maybe I should have posted it in the vintage section instead.
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    I have lots of very nice very high end vintage road bicycles and none ride better than my beat up, dented and uglified Specialized Something-or-Other. That bike is light, fast and handles through thought power alone. What a nice bicycle. My guess is that, given a chance, you will love your bicycle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
    My guess is that, given a chance, you will love your bicycle...
    Too small for me, unfortunately!
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    It's a Sirrus. That color scheme was availalble only for one year (maybe 89).
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
    It's a Sirrus. That color scheme was availalble only for one year (maybe 89).
    I did a google search for images for Sirrus 86-90. Didn't see this color scheme, though that's not decisive.
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    Yes, the unicrown fork is what's throwing me, I thought the 80's bikes all had a traditional crown? Can you post some more photos in natural lighting?

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