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    In need of advice/collective wisdom on a possible 1990 Sirrus

    I hope I don't wear out my welcome on my first post.. the collective intelligence and wisdom on this site led me to join. I'm a new cyclist hopeful and I've come across either a 1990(?) Sirrus that was tossed in the garbage. I'd hate to see it go to waste. The questions lie in my ability to salvage it for personal use. I have no problem with hard work and time to restore it, however my income is limited.. First, is it worth holding onto and if so, what's the minimum needed to get it on the road? Also does anyone happen to have a catalog scan of this model? I have no clue as to the measurements or replacement parts since I haven't a clue of the year. I would like to keep it as original as possible, not looking to replace components with Wal-Mart parts if I can avoid it. The handlebars for sure arent stock, the chain is shot as well as both tires and cables. Are the chains and cables at Wal-Mart low grade? I apologize for the lengthy post, I'm just really eager to get it on the road

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    Nice find! Looks like a 90 or 91. And it looks to be salvageable. Sirrus-es of that era were excellent road bikes.
    You probably can do better sourcing parts and consumables from Niagara cycleworks online. KMC chains about $5.
    Depending on you locale, there may be bike co-ops or a C&V member that can guide you on its restoration.
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    The first question to answer is: Is this frame going to fit my body properly? If you don't mind my asking, what is your height and inseam (yes BFers this won;t be cycling inseam but close enough).

    The Sirrus frame is certainly worth holding on to. You might put $75-100 into it between tires, cables, bar tape, a new saddle, brake pads, etc. Maybe not even that much if you have local co-ops to provide at least some parts.

    You're definitiely right, those Scott aerobars are not stock. However, if push comes to shove, I'd trade you a set of standard drop bars for them. I'd even make up some of the shipping difference since your bars will require a larger box. Just food for thought.

    Other than that, two things: 1) this is a very small frame, you should probably be no taller than 5'6" for it. 2) in the first pic the handlebars aren't straight and the fork looks a little "funny". It may all be perspective but any chance we can have a dead on side view with the handlebars centered? I'd want to be sure it wasn't in the trash because of a bent fork.

    Oh, and welcome!

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    Sure it's worth fixing..... First make sure the stem and seat post are free...........

    1. new chain
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    3. dt shifters and cables
    4. drop bars and tape
    5. saddle
    6. tires and tubes
    7. good cleaning and lube.
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    I'm 6', 32" inseam.. I've disassembled some of it since the post but the shot you need is still attainable. Ill post it soon. Thank you all for your help. Now if I am putting time into a bike I can't ride?

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    ^^^ Looks fine!

    But, I'm gonna guess that the frame will ultimately be too small for you. It looks like a 50-52cm and I'd bet you'd ride a 57-59, somewhere in there.
    Last edited by khatfull; 02-17-11 at 10:01 PM.

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    6 feet tall? can't ride that, no way, no how, my back hurts just looking at it.

    that looks like a 50cm, tops. you'll be in need of at least a 55-56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capecodder View Post
    Sure it's worth fixing..... First make sure the stem and seat post are free..........
    Maybe not free, but they were included in the sale of the bike...Duh....
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    Quote Originally Posted by shnibop View Post
    6 feet tall? can't ride that, no way, no how, my back hurts just looking at it.

    that looks like a 50cm, tops. you'll be in need of at least a 55-56.
    +10 WAY too small!!!

    I'd bet the OP could do a 58cm in comfort NP... keep looking, would be a nice little bike to tinker with and learn on...maybe do a flip??

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    +1 might be a good flip or trade bike. I also think it's going to be too cramped. Does appear to be a 50 or 52cm frame. Look for a possible frame trade too.
    Your goal is a 57cm.
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    Yeah: it's way too small for you. You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

    Strip the components, save 'em,flip the frame for one that fits. Win/win.
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    Thank you all, I would have hated to restore it only to have been to big for the bike rendering it useless for me.. parts are stripped, cleaned and ready for a new frame : )

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    Look for the "frame doesn't fit pass around" thread. I'm sure there will be something there to work with.

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    ok thank you Degan

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