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Old 01-11-10, 04:32 AM   #1
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Thank you Craigslist! (2010 Sirrus!)

So apparently The Ellen Show gave away a bunch of coupons for the 2010 Specialized Sirrus. I had fallen head over heels for the 09 Sirrus, but it was just too far out of my price range (hey, I'm a starving college kid), so I had settled for putting off getting a bike again until at least the summer. Then I saw a bunch of people selling off these coupons on Craigslist, all of them asking for about $450. I sent out three emails offering $250 for it, and tonight I got a call back from one of them and tomorrow night I will get to put in my order for it! We are meeting at a bike shop so they can tell me if it's legitimate so I don't get screwed over before I hang over the money. I'm so excited!! This is the first new bike I'll be riding on since I got one for my 13th birthday, and it reminds me a lot of the Specialized Hard Rock (with slick tires) I bought used and rode (and fell in love with) while studying abroad in London last Spring. I haven't been able to ride since the summer, when I owned a fixie for awhile since it was the only thing I could find for 50 bucks...sold it off for 225 when I needed to pay tuition. I just wanted to share my excitement with y'all, and also ask if there is anything I should know about the bike? I've heard some comments about the pedals being sub par, but I don't recall exactly what thread it was in and I can't seem to find it again. I actually haven't had a chance to ride the 2010, but I rode the 09 and the guy in the shop told me they are extremely similar rides. Anyway, I hope all y'all are having a great new year and I'm SO EXCITED TO RIDE AGAIN!!
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Old 01-11-10, 01:18 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Now buy a nice lock
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Old 01-11-10, 01:25 PM   #3
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haha, thanks. I'm think what I'm gonna do is get the front and back wheels bolted and then just u-lock the back wheel and the frame with a cable going through the front wheel. That's what I did in London and I hope it holds up here too.
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Old 01-11-10, 01:33 PM   #4
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I would highly recommend a nice lock as well! I just got rid of my Kryptonite Chain and bought a NYFU U Lock and I think its the greatest thing since sliced bread. Super tough and fairly light being that its the best and most secure bike lock you can get in the U.S.
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Old 01-11-10, 01:37 PM   #5
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thanks for the advice! =) right now I have a kryptonite....something. I don't recall which one it is and it is in my dorm room at college.
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This is the one I have
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haha, thanks. I'm think what I'm gonna do is get the front and back wheels bolted and then just u-lock the back wheel and the frame with a cable going through the front wheel. That's what I did in London and I hope it holds up here too.
Am I right in assuming that you mean you're going to get rid of the QRs and use standard axles and bolts? I think that's a good idea but you may want to take it one step further and get some locking skewers.

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Old 01-12-10, 01:09 AM   #8
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Am I right in assuming that you mean you're going to get rid of the QRs and use standard axles and bolts? I think that's a good idea but you may want to take it one step further and get some locking skewers.
I'm not 100% sure what exactly it's called, but the guy at my LBS described them as bolts with a pentagon shaped key (?). I think that's what he said. Is that what locking skewers are? But yes, either way I'm getting rid of the QRs for sure.
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