I picked up a 60cm Red Specialized Sirrus yesterday. I bought it for a friend of mine. He has been looking at newer bikes, mostly aluminum with brifters, but has had a hard time finding a decent one in his size. I paid 70 bucks for it, so even if he decides not to keep he should be able to get his money out of it. With any luck I can convince him that old steel is better than new aluminum.
I am pretty sure this is one of the older, more desirable Sirrus bikes. My guess is an 87 or 88. Anybody know for sure?
My understanding is that the frames have the same geometry as the Allez of that era. But I am not sure of the tubing. Does anybody know what the tubing was for this frame, and how it compares to the Allez of the same time?
I would like to see the specialized catalog with this bike, but I can't find one online. Anyone have an 87 or 88 specialized catalog?
Most of the components are 105's. The rear hub is a 105 six speed, and it appears to be the freehub variety. The front rim is a Saturae (a specialized house brand). The front hub is also a 105, but clearly from a different year, as it has a different finish. The front rim is a wobler.
I think I will ditch the yellow bar tape and just go with black. I also think I will try and find some black hoods. Do you think that would look ok on such a red bike? Does anyone have a set they want to part with?
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