Roly-Poly: Destroyer of Bikes
Friday, April 25, 2014
I am at the end of my rope with my Specialized Sirrus Sport. It seems that just about every month I am down at the bike shop for something or other. Just since the beginning of the year, I have had to replace the back tire, the cassette, the shifters, a failed inner tube (the valve exploded while I was out riding; I thought someone was shooting at me), and when I went to get geared up for a charity ride tomorrow, I found a fault in the front tire. There is this little bubble that is distending the tire. This happened a few months ago with my back tire. I am SO OVER THIS BIKE!!!
Yeah. You could say I am a bit frustrated.
I have a Giant mountain bike on layaway at the local shop. I am starting to have second thoughts. Am I going to have just as much trouble with a more expensive bike? I sure hope not. I mean, it has a carbon frame, just like my Specialized, but I'm hoping that the components will last longer. I realize that I am a good 30 pounds over maximum weight, and I know that has to be taken into account, but I mean really. What the actual bloody heck is going on with my Specialized???
It vexes me endlessly.
Any suggestions you real cyclists may have would be most helpful, because I am about to chuck the dumb thing.