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08-06-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By badger1

"Padding" isn't the issue, imo. That, and the...

"Padding" isn't the issue, imo. That, and the question whether to wear bike shorts -- shorts or bibs -- while riding a "hybrid" is also a non-issue.

Cycling shorts/bibs have chamois for moisture...
08-04-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,775
Posted By badger1

I doubt it, but one never knows. However, in...

I doubt it, but one never knows.

However, in the spirit of this new-era CV19 thread in General Cycling -- just one of dozens -- quite a few early/mid Turd d'France participants were smokers, and...
07-23-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By badger1

Not an unwarranted assumption by shelbyfv ; a...

Not an unwarranted assumption by shelbyfv ; a reasonable extrapolation from a multitude of threads/posts, ancient and modern.
07-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,406
Posted By badger1

CO2 cartidge(s), + spare tube(s), and a good...

CO2 cartidge(s), + spare tube(s), and a good mini-pump (e.g. Lezyne) suited for purpose. Not an issue.

Get a flat? Remove wheel/tire off rim/check for 'the thing'/change tube/inflate/treplace...
07-18-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By badger1

... certainly deficiencies of some sort. The...

... certainly deficiencies of some sort. The 'content' (such as it is) may well be consequence rather than cause.:thumb:
07-06-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By badger1

Yes. /thread.

Yes.

/thread.
07-03-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 359,357
Posted By badger1

Just got mine back today (done yesterday)....

Just got mine back today (done yesterday). Recall: left crank off, remove spacer that should not have been installed in the first place, new pinch bolts/torque to spec w/Loctite.

Seems fine,...
07-02-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,869
Posted By badger1

D__n, beat me to it! Oh well.

D__n, beat me to it!

Oh well.
07-02-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,869
Posted By badger1

fify

fify
07-02-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By badger1

Straightforward: the 'Sirrus' line has 2x...

Straightforward: the 'Sirrus' line has 2x drivetrain (i.e. double crankset), and is slightly more 'road' oriented. 'Sirrus X' bikes have 1x drivetrains, and typically come stock with slightly wider,...
07-01-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 359,357
Posted By badger1

Correct. As I understand it, that (spacer...

Correct. As I understand it, that (spacer installed that should not have been installed) is the issue.
07-01-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,901
Posted By badger1

Pffft. What you (op) are noticing is the...

Pffft. What you (op) are noticing is the difference between a $500 and a $5000 bike. That, and clipless 'peddles' (sic) vs. flat 'peddles'.

Oh, and 'Drop Bars' vs. 'Flat Bars' ... that too.
...
06-30-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 359,357
Posted By badger1

Probably too early to tell. I expect that the...

Probably too early to tell. I expect that the update promised for this week (not holding my breath!) might list serial numbers. OTOH, this simply might be a blanket recall of the affected bikes:...
06-30-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 359,357
Posted By badger1

Notice appeared last Friday (June 26th); it's...

Notice appeared last Friday (June 26th); it's dated on the Canadian site.

Left bike at dealer yesterday ('19 Sirrus X Comp carbon), as it's not safely rideable anyway. We'll see how long this...
06-27-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 359,357
Posted By badger1

They are a great bike, but -- and please forgive...

They are a great bike, but -- and please forgive -- don't, really -- dont -- bother thinking about a conversion to drop bars. Seriously. Your lbs is correct: the conversion would be very expensive,...
06-27-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 359,357
Posted By badger1

Thanks for the heads-up!:) Checked with lbs...

Thanks for the heads-up!:)

Checked with lbs this morning -- they have 'the parts' from Specialized, and will do the recall for me ('19 Sirrus X Comp, still with stock cranks) Monday. Apparently,...
06-20-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By badger1

That is sufficient justification.:thumb:

That is sufficient justification.:thumb:
06-20-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By badger1

The gift that keeps on giving ... and giving ......

The gift that keeps on giving ... and giving ... and giving. How many years is it, now?:)
06-17-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,226
Posted By badger1

Lucky indeed! I didn't 'discover' the band until...

Lucky indeed! I didn't 'discover' the band until '89 -- bought Oranges and Lemons on a whim, and that was it; I was hooked. That one and English Settlement became and remain my favourite albums of...
06-16-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By badger1

Seriously: as a couple others have suggested,...

Seriously: as a couple others have suggested, this is really not a good idea. You'd do much better simply to negotiate trade-in/sell your Sirrus bikes on, and buy a fit-for-purpose drop bar bike (or...
06-16-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,226
Posted By badger1

Heh ... I could have written parts of that list!!...

Heh ... I could have written parts of that list!!

My tastes are pretty broad -- typically if it's 'good of its kind' I'll give something a go. Though not 'disco' or 'stadium rock' -- not never!
...
05-30-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By badger1

I doubt you'll find an 'aero' bike that meets...

I doubt you'll find an 'aero' bike that meets your criteria, but high-end road bikes as you define them are certainly becoming available.

One example: clearance for 35 tires, comes stock with...
05-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By badger1

Most welcome. I do want to make one correction....

Most welcome. I do want to make one correction. The rear derailleur on my '10 was indeed 105. The triple crank was Tiagra, and the shifters were Shimano non-series 3x9.
05-29-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By badger1

2010 Sirrus Comp was not full carbon, and did not...

2010 Sirrus Comp was not full carbon, and did not have 105 stock. I know because I own one: E5 aluminum main frame w/carbon seat stays and fork; Tiagra (triple) components. Mine is heavily...
05-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,705
Posted By badger1

The problem with this -- one no one on these...

The problem with this -- one no one on these boards seems to acknowledge -- is that N95s and the like will protect the wearer if, and only if, they are properly sized (yes, there are different sizes)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,432
Posted By badger1

You are wrong. You haven't a clue. That...

You are wrong. You haven't a clue.

That aside, rants such as this belong in either P&R or the dedicated Cv19 sub-forum, in The Lounge.

In my opinion. Please tell me where I'm wrong.
05-19-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By badger1

It's a fantastic film; watched it several times...

It's a fantastic film; watched it several times over the years. Good to see it made 'current' again.
05-18-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 359,357
Posted By badger1

Extremely unlikely. I have a '19 Sirrus X Comp...

Extremely unlikely. I have a '19 Sirrus X Comp carbon (now the X 5.0 -- same frameset). 38s are stock. There is not an awful lot of clearance above that, and the 'X' frameset may ( I don't know) have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,240
Posted By badger1

Never understood the obsession with 'waving' here...

Never understood the obsession with 'waving' here on teh Biek Forms, but I long ago solved the problem by affixing this to my bars.

...
05-17-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,605
Posted By badger1

Well, not all that uncommon -- but certainly a...

Well, not all that uncommon -- but certainly a ways off the 'norm' for males my height! I'd be a good candidate for custom had I not found that the Sirrus geometry just works well for me. I...
05-16-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,640
Posted By badger1

You must be new here.

You must be new here.
05-15-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,640
Posted By badger1

... do eeeeet!

... do eeeeet!
05-15-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,640
Posted By badger1

... you know you want to post ... :)

... you know you want to post ... :)
05-15-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By badger1

Trouser inseam doesn't work. Have you done the...

Trouser inseam doesn't work. Have you done the 'cycling inseam' measurement? If so, ignore me!

If not, here's how. Stand straight, against a wall, in bare feet, with your feet about a foot apart,...
05-15-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,640
Posted By badger1

Now look what you've done. Just a matter of time!

Now look what you've done. Just a matter of time!
05-13-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,605
Posted By badger1

Agree, and fwiw I am an older (68) flat-bar road...

Agree, and fwiw I am an older (68) flat-bar road cyclist.

Just by way of an on-topic contribution, I might add that there is no necessary connection between 'flat bars' and a sit-up-and-beg...
05-11-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 359,357
Posted By badger1

The 6.0 is a very nice bike, out-of-the-box.:)

The 6.0 is a very nice bike, out-of-the-box.:)
05-11-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 359,357
Posted By badger1

Will do. It'll be a while; have to wait for the...

Will do. It'll be a while; have to wait for the supply chain to fill up and of course for current conditions to improve, but at some point everything should be available.
05-10-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 359,357
Posted By badger1

So, thought I would bump our Sirrus thread back...

So, thought I would bump our Sirrus thread back into play with my musings over an upgrade/rebuild path for my 2019 Sirrus X Comp carbon. For anyone interested!

Bike is stock, aside from saddle and...
05-09-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,131
Posted By badger1

I agree. This bike's geometry isn't quite my...

I agree. This bike's geometry isn't quite my thing -- it is essentially a slightly less-slack version of current mtb xc geometry, using a very long front-centre combined with a short stem -- but I...
05-07-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,145
Posted By badger1

You've pretty much nailed it. The only addition I...

You've pretty much nailed it. The only addition I would suggest is this: 'Those who prefer flat bars for road cycling are 'newbies' who don't know any better'." This is very important. Teh Biek...
05-05-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,145
Posted By badger1

New Sirrus: ...

New Sirrus:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1650x1275/sirrus_x_ii_a0008f260d075c2b0083c0d0e9bcf11172c58474.jpg
05-05-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,145
Posted By badger1

OK. So, I'm not going to comment on 'drop bars...

OK. So, I'm not going to comment on 'drop bars for road cycling -- yea or nay'. To my mind, the discussion is utterly pointless. Some road cyclists, like me, simply do not get on with drop...
05-05-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,145
Posted By badger1

What type of riding are you doing with the...

What type of riding are you doing with the Warbird ... on-road (including unpaved/gravel roads) or off-road? Is it meant to be your 'road bike'?
05-02-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,770
Posted By badger1

The Sirrus comes stock with 38s, and at least one...

The Sirrus comes stock with 38s, and at least one poster in this thread successfully fit 42s, though I think clearance was/is pretty tight. A non-issue for me, though, because I use the bike as my...
05-01-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,770
Posted By badger1

I'm in Canada, so yes: it appears that this new...

I'm in Canada, so yes: it appears that this new Trek FX is intended to compete directly with the Sirrus X 5.0.

I own/ride a Sirrus X Comp carbon ('19), which is essentially the same as the 5.0....
04-30-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By badger1

fify:)

fify:)
04-28-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,619
Posted By badger1

No. Why would I? I ride solo. I do not have...

No. Why would I?

I ride solo. I do not have Covid19, and so cannot pass it on to others. Even so, I am extremely careful about maintaining a 2 metre+ separation.

And short of a properly-fitted...
04-28-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By badger1

Heh! Everyone's reasons will be unique. In my...

Heh! Everyone's reasons will be unique. In my case, I ride 'hybrids' simply because for no good reason that I've ever heard road bikes with flat bars/bar ends, as opposed to drop bars, are classified...
04-23-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,144
Posted By badger1

This must qualify as one of the strangest...

This must qualify as one of the strangest dead-thread resurrections in the history of teh Biek Forms. And that is saying something.

Long-absent BF member nursing a four year-old grudge comes back...
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