Hi everyone! I just recently found this forum and after reading for a couple of days i thought i would post my recently purchased first road bike!
Its a Wheeler Sirmioni and thats about all i know about it. Does anyone else know anything about it? It seems to be a Swiss brand but its mostly making dirt/mbt now.
The frame is Tange 5 so not really anything special. Thats all i know of. Also got some shimano pedals for clip on shoes including the shoes. These are a size too small though and its not handy for commuting
I rode it for a couple of weeks like this and my rear tire blew. Both tires are in really bad shape but the rear was unfixable... So i bought a new schwalbe tire for the back and ill ride the front till that pops... Couldnt read what size the tyre was and this being my first road bike made it kind of hard to figure out what to buy. I eventually found the wheel sizes on the Velobase website and bought these schwalbes. The schwalbes are 23 but i eventually found out the vittorias are 19. I like the feel of the wider rear tire though so i dont mind
The front brake cable is a little short seeing i had to raise the stem for my length. As it still needs to go up a little ill probably have to get a new cable which means unwrapping the bar. Im waiting with that because im thinking of getting some Bullhorns(something like the BLD Dali pursuit bars) and ill have to redo the cables and everything then anyways. Reason for switching to a bullhorn bar is because im never in the drops, its just not comfortable for me and im mostly riding with my hands on the top. Normal flat bars would be most comfortable for my purpose but i really hate the look of those...
I have to confess that even though i always wanted a road bike(well, a "racing" road bike...) i never bought one until recently with the new fixie hype. I have come to like the bike as it is though and ill just ride it like this with some minor changes overtime.
Frame: Wheeler sirmioni
Fork: ? (Wheeler?)
Bar Tape: ?
Brake Levers/Brifters: ?
Brake Calipers: Shimano
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Cables: ?
Front Derailleur: Shimano Exage
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Exage
Derailleur Cables: ?
Cranks: Shimano Exage
Chainrings: Shimano Biopace
Bottom Bracket: ?
Rims: Mavik 192
Hub Skewers: ?
Tyres: front= Vittoria 19-622 rear= Schwalbe 23-622
Tubes: front= ? rear= Cordo
Seatpost Binder: ?
Bottle Cage: 1, dont know make
Extras: extra set of shimano clipon pedals