A question: Is it an easy job removing the additional upright brakes from a specialized tricross.
I find them annoying and simply dont use them on any terrain.
Any hints and tips greatly appreciated
The Specialized Roubaix was developed to be a comfortable but fast long distance road bike. It is intended for going a hundred miles or more at a brisk pace, it isn't a tourer for dawdling on. It's named after a race.
However, I obtained it for riding the Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP). Despite this event from it's origins in 1893 being a race, it isn't now but a kind of endurance test. It runs every four years and five thousand riders from all over the world start the event.
A female specific saddle, using Specialized’s Body Geometry Gel inserts, designed for all types of rider, especially the enthusiast. Comes in three saddle widths.
Available at Hargroves Cycles
Almost new S-works 2010 White Carbon road shoes. Double boa dials.
Size 41, but IMO feel like a 42
Ridden once for 50miles, didn't suit my feet.
Includes shoe bag and warranty card but no box.
Sell for £70 ONO (£199 new) plus postage approx £8(royal mail special delivery to your address)
Any questions please ask
Righty then, you probably get a lot of first posts like this but I am in need of some advice, or at least some wild opinions partially based on fact.
I've had a slightly knackered Specialized hybrid for the last 2 years, it's been absolutely fine, gets me to and from work every day and I've done a couple of longer (200-ish miles) trips on it. But I think the time has finally come to invest a little more (£800-£1000) on a 'nicer' bike.
After a lot of research and a few test rides I've narrowed things down to a choice between the Specialized Secteur Elite or the Verenti Kilmeston.
Hardly any use.
Will provide 44t ring (installed) along with the 42t that came with.
The freewheel is non-standard ACS as the shimanus one that came with it died straight away.
De-stickered.. so now Matt Black stealth machine.
Pic below shows it new.
£300, pickup in Harrogate. £15 fedex