Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-07-07, 07:27 PM   #1
Digital Gee
I need more cowbell.
Thread Starter
 
Digital Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reno, Nevada
Bikes: 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite, 2012 Masi Evoluzione
Posts: 8,111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm taking the bike back...

Did my first ride.

Someone paved all the streets with silk.

15 mph winds felt like soft breezes.

Someone took all the bumps away.

Didn't miss my iPod.

Had not one, but TWO distaff cyclists wish me a pleasant afternoon at traffic lights.

Couldn't find the small hills that used to be in the neighborhood.

The only difference was the new bike, so...I'm taking it back. Nothing should be this good.
__________________
2015 Sirrus Elite
2012 Masi Evoluzione

Proud member of the original Club Tombay
Digital Gee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-07, 07:30 PM   #2
Tom Bombadil
His Brain is Gone!
 
Tom Bombadil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paoli, Wisconsin
Bikes: RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
Posts: 9,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm not sure that you deserve this bike.
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-07, 07:51 PM   #3
George
Senior Member
 
George's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Katy Texas
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 5,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Hey Gary, Question if I may. How high are the bars over the saddle. That may be my next bike, it really looks good.
__________________
George
George is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-07, 07:53 PM   #4
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.
Posts: 26,908
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 210 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digital Gee
Had not one, but TWO distaff cyclists wish me a pleasant afternoon at traffic lights.
Pictures. We need pictures, Digital.

If the pictures are impressive enough I may even consider buying a new store bought bike for myself. Nah, can't bring myself to owning a store bought bike.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-07, 08:19 PM   #5
Digital Gee
I need more cowbell.
Thread Starter
 
Digital Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reno, Nevada
Bikes: 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite, 2012 Masi Evoluzione
Posts: 8,111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
Hey Gary, Question if I may. How high are the bars over the saddle. That may be my next bike, it really looks good.
They're about even, George. I do know they're as high as they can go with the stock stem, but I could buy a 100 or a 110 (if memory serves) and raise them even higher.

I still have a bit of tweaking to do, in terms of adjusting the handlebars in terms of how level they are with the ground, and positioning the saddle fore and aft. Everything is pretty close, but I still get a very slight hand pain (which goes away with a position change or a shake) and a slight numbness in one foot (again, went away momentarily).

Anyway, I think they're about even. I'll look later and make sure.
__________________
2015 Sirrus Elite
2012 Masi Evoluzione

Proud member of the original Club Tombay
Digital Gee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-07, 05:05 AM   #6
maddmaxx 
Small Member
 
maddmaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
Posts: 7,140
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1216 Post(s)
You can substitute the Ritchie adjustable stem or the Look Ergo stem for yours and fine tune the handlebar position to whatever you like. They are both going to add about a quarter lb to the overall bike weight but the adjustability comes with a price.

You may wish to read up a little on bike fit measurements and start a small log book on the positions that are more comfortable (say saddle height to ground minus bar height to ground) so that you can duplicate them later or know exactly how much change you make at any time.

You can position the hood angle by rotating the bar slightly but eventually a major change in that position requires a rewrap of the bar. On a road bike this will have a relatively large effect on the way your hands feel.
maddmaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:16 PM.