Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by SX550, Jun 28, 2015.
^ Beautiful mtn bike, man!
I like my current two-wheeler, but I've had a couple of upgrade itches lately. I have not acted on them. I was looking for a "commuter" type of bike for running errands, and locally a Specialized Expedition came up for sale. The difference is that the seating position is further back, so the riding position is more upright. It still has a suspension front fork and a spring seat post, so taking all of those curbs and bumps in the local roads won't be so jarring. I may get my better half this same bike in the "low entry" version, as she currently has a Giant Sedona from about a dozen years ago--it's a solid bike, but not very comfortable to ride (given her health issues). The seating position of the Expedition would be easier on the wrists and the back. I can find deals on brand new models that are from 2015 still. (2017 discontinued the Expedition, replacing it with the Roll, which loses some of the features.)
For the trail, however, I was eyeballing a new Specialized Sirrus Sport Carbon, which has the carbon frame. I've read that the Sirrus (even w/o the full carbon frame) is a fast bike. Rather than a suspension fork, the Sirrus has what are called Zertz inserts which absorb some of the road shock. This setup has the flat handlebar and disc brakes that I prefer. I just don't like the color (a drab mix of charcoal/carbon grey/red...ugh). I may wait until next season and see what they offer next year for color choices.
What a beauty ! Is that the Cinelli stem with the hidden binder bolt ?
Here some fotof from my Pesenti. It's custom geometry is fillet brazed.
Its a Shimano 600 Quill Stem with a hidden binder bolt.
I always liked the idea of hidden binder bolts. I was the first in my group to modify my brake mounting with Allen head binders (back in `76), and I had a machinist friend machine a custom-made sealed-bearing headset for my Raleigh Pro (visible in the second photo). Just about everything was DIY back then....
Please excuse the dirtiness of the bike....it looks quite fugly at the moment !
Well, finally decided I'm going to try to commute to work on a regular basis. Good excuse to get a new bike.
Trek District IGH-3. Belt drive with 3 speeds in the hub and mechanical disc brakes.
1995 Sunn x 2:
1985 Trek Antelope MTB that I got, when new.
My current ride, 2000 Klein Pulse Comp.
Nothing special here- 40 bucks got me a mongoose 24" 21 spd mountain bike.
Only sweet deal was the fox racing rear shock and fork shocks, oil filled dampers also fox racing. Ive done about 20 miles so far.
2011 Colnago M10, custom painted.
2015 Surly Ice Cream Truck converted to 29er/29+ capability. Rockshox Yari RC fork, Onyx Racing hubs.
Here's my old man bike attached to the car for it's trip home from the beach. Bike path is really the only place I feel safe riding with all the crazy driver's we have around here now. I must be getting old.
That's about the only place I like riding anymore myself. We have enough nearby rail trails and connecting trails and bike routes that I can keep myself busy. (Google Maps is great for finding bike trails in the area.) Commuting or even just running local errands would be nice, but I want to live to see next week.
Got another bike to post once I get a pic of it...
Dig the steel?
I'm waiting to finish up a few things in my system and build a little bit of MTB skill up this season. If I can work on some basic bunnyhop, Endo, balance stuff and gety 604 crossovers figured out, I think it'll be a new 1x bike for me next year. Yours looks AWESOME.
I love the steel frame, the compliance you read about is real. Much more forgiving on rough gravel roads that I grind around here.
Recent dump rescue & refurb, Trek 830 gas pipe. It got new tubes, seat & rack. It is one of the most comfortable bikes I've had and very quiet -
Part of a his & hers set, hers has gone on to a new owner -
I'll ride. I bought this Schwinn Tempo new back in '85 while in the Navy. It was a lot of money for me back then, around $350.00, and I had to make payments for a couple months before I could take it. It's the tall frame, 25" I believe. I practically dug it out of the shed because I've not rode for years. It's fast, light (about 25lbs), still in fine shape and original but for the seat and rubber. A bit scratched up, and could use some conditioning but It feels so good getting back on and riding. Thanks for lookin'. Just keep riding...
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