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08-08-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,548
Posted By Clamms

Dude that is awesome. Love the set up and that...

Dude that is awesome. Love the set up and that is one hell of a striper too. Bravo!
06-25-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,548
Posted By Clamms

Not sure how to reply bc the fenders were...

Not sure how to reply bc the fenders were installed by the bike shop before I picked the bike up. But my understanding is that the Specialized P&P fenders will fit on any specialized hybrid. (They...
11-07-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,838
Posted By Clamms

This may be simplistic and not 100% accurate, but...

This may be simplistic and not 100% accurate, but my understanding of Specializedís hybrid line is that they make two Ė the CrossTrail which is for people who plan to ride mostly on dirt and trails,...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,892
Posted By Clamms

Agree with this. The Topeak system is great. I...

Agree with this. The Topeak system is great. I use mine for grocery shopping a few days each week and you can really fit a lot of stuff in those 3 compartments. And when you aren't using the...
11-07-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,838
Posted By Clamms

If you're gonna mostly be on paved roads and...

If you're gonna mostly be on paved roads and trails, wouldn't the Sirrus be a better option than the Cross Trail?
11-04-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,548
Posted By Clamms

I've got the plug and play fenders on my sirrus. ...

I've got the plug and play fenders on my sirrus. They look and work great. They're matte black and blend right in with the tires. (My bike is matte black too). I think they were $50 and I had...
09-27-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,302
Posted By Clamms

I use the EVT Safe Zone helmet mirror. Kinda big...

I use the EVT Safe Zone helmet mirror. Kinda big but doesn't block my view and totally stays in place. I cannot even imagine riding in traffic without it. Worth every penny of the $40 I paid.
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Forum: Commuting
09-20-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,389
Posted By Clamms

I ponied up for the Oi kickstarter in the spring...

I ponied up for the Oi kickstarter in the spring and I'm getting tired of waiting. Last update said it would be shipping right around now, right? Wish they would get to it.
09-14-16, 05:12 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,548
Posted By Clamms

I say buy the elite disc for $850. It will be...

I say buy the elite disc for $850. It will be such a major upgrade from your 90's bike that you'll be 100% thrilled with it. Once you load up the bike for your day at work, saving a few pounds on...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,886
Posted By Clamms

Well said. I live in a suburb of Philadelphia...

Well said. I live in a suburb of Philadelphia and I agree 100%. It's worth it when you use the bike to do stuff that 99% of the population would do in a car, but man, it's tough.
09-06-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,064
Posted By Clamms

I upgraded from a late 80's hybrid to a new '16...

I upgraded from a late 80's hybrid to a new '16 Specialized Sirrus Sport Disc a few months ago and the difference is like night and day. It's lighter, faster, more nimble, more rugged, brakes are...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-16, 05:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,998
Posted By Clamms

One more suggestion: take those unfinished silver...

One more suggestion: take those unfinished silver metal brackets off, give them two coats of black spray paint, and then put them back on. It'll look sooooo much better when they match the black...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,998
Posted By Clamms

I used one of these and found it much better than...

I used one of these and found it much better than a standard milk crate. Very sturdy and roomy, yet low enough to easily get your leg over. Plus lots of places to attach cable ties. And it's...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,846
Posted By Clamms

+2. That Safe Zone mirror is probably the best...

+2. That Safe Zone mirror is probably the best accessory I've bought since I started commuting. Yeah it looks kinda dorky but I'm okay with that. Can't imagine riding in traffic without it. Well...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,909
Posted By Clamms

I've had no issues with rattling, no need for...

I've had no issues with rattling, no need for tape or any kind of shim.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,909
Posted By Clamms

Been using the DXP for about 2 months now and I...

Been using the DXP for about 2 months now and I can see where the zippers are cause for concern but so far it's worked great (and I've definitely overstuffed both the panniers and the main...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Clamms

Hey man, I've got a similar story to yours - just...

Hey man, I've got a similar story to yours - just getting back to cycling, started commuting, wary of cars and traffic, etc. I've been doing it about two months now and I love it. Best advice I...
05-19-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,982
Posted By Clamms

Can't tell you anything about the Fuji, but I...

Can't tell you anything about the Fuji, but I bought a sirrus sport disc (2016) about 6 weeks ago and I love it. Using it for commuting (3 miles each way), errands and to supplement my running. The...
05-11-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,548
Posted By Clamms

I have the same bike and it's one month old. No...

I have the same bike and it's one month old. No issues with the brakes at all, they work great. Maybe take it back for an adjustment.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,948
Posted By Clamms

Touche. And you're right - whatever's going on...

Touche. And you're right - whatever's going on on the streets of Manhattan is no doubt going on in Philly and in all the other big U.S. cities as well.

My point wasn't so much the craziness of...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,948
Posted By Clamms

So I spent two days in Manhattan last week...

I spent last Thursday and Friday in New York City with my wife. Upper west side to be exact. Spent a lot of time walking around and it was my first time in the city since I became aware of biking...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,166
Posted By Clamms

Iíve been using the explorer rack and DXP trunk...

Iíve been using the explorer rack and DXP trunk bag on my Specialized Sirrus for about a month now and Iím very happy with it. Love how it snaps firmly into place and stays there no matter where or...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,060
Posted By Clamms

I was in the exact same position as you a few...

I was in the exact same position as you a few months ago. Here’s the deal: Both bikes are gonna be really nice and are of similar quality, and chances are you won’t be able to discern much of a...
04-14-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,259
Posted By Clamms

I just bought a Specialized Sirrus last week and...

I just bought a Specialized Sirrus last week and was in the same boat - right between the medium and large. In fact I started a thread about it in the hybrid forum (the advice i got in the thread...
04-12-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,548
Posted By Clamms

Thanks! It's the 2016 Sirrus Sport Disc in...

Thanks! It's the 2016 Sirrus Sport Disc in black, cyan and blue. Stock wheels (stock everything).
04-11-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,548
Posted By Clamms

Yes

Yes
04-11-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,548
Posted By Clamms

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr311/Clams1/20...

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr311/Clams1/20160410_155451_zps9wmowdy2.jpg

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr311/Clams1/20160410_155508_zpspmm51qlx.jpg

My new Sport Disc, picked it up...
03-26-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By Clamms

Thanks for all the replies. Doesn't seem like...

Thanks for all the replies. Doesn't seem like there's a real consensus on whether to size up or down. I'll probably take them both out for rides again and just go with the one that feels more right.
03-25-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By Clamms

I had the same issue with Trek when I test drove...

I had the same issue with Trek when I test drove that one.
03-25-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,959
Posted By Clamms

Don't leave anything too valuable in your bag and...

Don't leave anything too valuable in your bag and stash it under a table in the registration area. Or if the event is centered around a store or a library or other indoor place, just ask if you can...
03-25-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By Clamms

What to do if you're in between sizes??

Hey I'll be picking up a new sirrus sport disc next month. I've taken it out for a ride at the LBS and I'm pretty much right in between the medium and the large. I'm 5'10 and 49 years old for what...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,336
Posted By Clamms

My kids are 16 and 14 so I'm not too far removed...

My kids are 16 and 14 so I'm not too far removed from your situation. Take her to a local bike store and let her pick out a bike. A hybrid probably works best since kids typically ride on all types...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 123,485
Posted By Clamms

I've got a 1988 Bridgestone CB-1 almost identical...

I've got a 1988 Bridgestone CB-1 almost identical to the one in the pic, except for a few modifications over the years as the bike has been serviced. I still use it on and off to commute, which is...
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