Dear Clydesdales and Athenas,
I am a fellow Clydesdale and just bought a 2004 Specialized Sirrus - Black. I am currently 6'1 weighing in at 288 as of today. I am riding and changing my lifestyle to lose weight. I also got a gym membership and signed up for the cycling classes. Anyways, here are the specs on my bike:
Chromoly 20 inch frame/31inches stand over
Rims had upgraded last week to a new MAVIC CXP 22 rims (Front and Rear)
New tires front and rear (Continental Ultra sport)
ALL Shimano RSX components
I bought it used for $270.
Did I get a good deal? The gears are kind of in a weird location on the frame of the bike and not the handlebars. I have attached some pictures for you guys to see.
What do you think? I find myself leaning forward and will probably get a new handlebar, any recommendations? Do you think I can put a rack to hold things on the bike of the bike? It also has clips for shoes, any suggestions? What are the basics to someone new to cycling?