My first post in the Hybrid Forum. I've been on BF since 2007, but on the C&V Forum, as that's the era of my obsession. But I like and enjoy bikes of all kinds. Just a matter of affording them.
Recently, I serendipitously came upon a relatively modern Specialized hybrid for a good price.
I had no idea what model it was until it was delivered. A 2010 Sirrus Sport.
I love my C&V, but I had to bow down to modernity with this all-rounder.
I had a wonderful riding 94 Schwinn Crosscut drop bar conversion. I would've been happy to own and ride that one till I dropped. But it was stolen.
And appropriate, since I had a 1989 Sirrus road bike that was one of my casualties of my old collection (stolen too). Funny how karma works out.
Some great rigs on this forum! I plan to do a big bike tour on my Sirrus. Looking forward to picking up advice on these modern rides.
Specializing my Specialized par WNG555, sur Flickr
After, converted to a drop bar. My tourer/gravel grinder/randonneuse/CX bike...
Specializing My Specialized par WNG555, sur Flickr
I will add a rack after test riding and set it up as a tourer.
Last edited by WNG; 07-02-14 at 11:13 AM.
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Any fit problems now that you're having to reach farther to the hoods vs. the flat bars before?
2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta | Topeak
2006 Marin Pine Mountain custom build Dutch-styled, disc-brake'd steel utility hauler
Can I show off my hybrid too? It's a 2014 Specialized Sirrus Sport Disc that I've only had for a few months. I'm recovering from a nasty little heart attack so my riding is somewhat limited for now. This picture was taken today and I managed 20 miles!
After 4 years and 3 different Seek models it was time to move on something more off road oriented...
I swap the Seek frame for Talon and move the components...for now it's still rolling on rigid fork. I quess it's bye-bye hiybrid forum and hello MTB
This is my wife's 2015 Trek 7.3 FX. It's hard to tell but the color is a very metallic (sparkly according to her) black. She really likes the purple accent color as well.
This is my Trek 7.2. I changed out the stock saddle for a Serfas MH-RX Performance RX saddle, which is definitely worth it in my opinion.
I picked up my new bike yesterday: Trek 7.2 FX WSD. I'm only 5'2" so a women's specific bike was important to me. I haven't ridden in a long, long time. My last bike was a Schwinn single speed with coaster brakes, a banana seat, and streamers on the handle bars.
It is hard to tell from the picture, but the purple is very sparkly
The fitter who I worked with when I ordered the bike was not working yesterday and the kid who was helping me was not very good, so I'll take the bike back for some minor adjustments next week.
Or are the stuff inside for your medical emergencies?
At this point I'm overjoyed to be able to ride a single mile. My heart attack left me in the ICU for 10 days followed by another 12 days in a regular recovery room. It was assumed by all that I would go home in a box. It was a 5 hour ordeal from the onset of symptoms to the emergency room. I live on an island and the only hospital that could give me a chance is on the mainland. It was a harrowing ride in the ambulance which included a ride on a ferry on which I was the sole passenger - they held up all traffic waiting to load just to get me to the hospital.
For now, I'm just trying to get thru my days.
BTW - I also like my disc brakes. Awesome stopping ability with great feedback thru the brake levers.
In my case, I had a car accident. My mustang flipped upside down and the passenger side was smashed flat. I got lucky I had headspace, but 2 of my spinal discs were diagnosed to be herniated. I was only able to bike 6 miles the 2nd month after my accident during winter before my back started aching. Eventually, I built up to 27 miles going around from NJ to NYC.
And oh, you wouldn't know how much easier it is to ride long distances with lighter weight until you try it. Try to get a smaller multi-tool, drop the rain gear if the forecast doesn't say that it's not gonna rain and keep the cellphone.
2014 Specialized Sirrus Comp Carbon Disk
Thanks guys for the compliments. I picked the Sirrus Comp Carbon because it met my list of "wants". However I must admit I also fell in love with the looks. The bike also gets lots of compliments while out riding.