The bikes

We are both riding the same make and model of bike - the 2010 Specialized Secteur Elite.  For the technically minded, the as-bought spec is as follows:

FRAME  A1 Premium aluminum, fully manipulated tubing, smooth weld compact design, integrated headset
FORK Secteur carbon, alloy crown and steerer, rack eyelets w/ Zertz inserts
HEADSET Cage bearings integrated HS. w/ 20mm of spacers w/ top cap
STEM Specialized Elite-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS Specialized Comp Ergo, 6061 alloy TAPE Specialized S-Wrap, cork ribbon w/ 2.5 gel pads
FRONT BRAKE Tektro cold-forged, dual pivot w/ cartridge pads
REAR BRAKE Tektro cold-forged, dual pivot w/ cartridge pads
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano 105 STI, flight deck compatible
CASSETTE Shimano 105, 10-speed, 12-27t
CHAIN KMC DX10 SC
CRANKSET Shimano FCR-553
CHAINRINGS 50 x 39 x 30T
BOTTOM BRACKET With Crankset
PEDALS Silver cage/black body, w/ black toe clips and strap
RIMS Mavic CXP-22 N, aluminum triple-wall, sleeve joint, CNC machined sidewalls
FRONT HUB Forged alloy, sealed, 32 hole, for J bend round spokes
REAR HUB Forged alloy, sealed, cassette, QR, 32h
SPOKES Stainless 14g
SADDLE Body Geometry Avatar Gel w/ hollow Cr-Mo rails
SEATPOST Carbon wrapped, two-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 31.8mm


The Secteur Elite

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Here is a picture of the bike itself.  Yes, I know I should have cleaned it beforehand.

It is as per the spec above apart from the addition of a stem raiser and SPD clipless pedals.

Ian and I have both now (March) fitted Shimano 105 brakes front and rear - which seem to have a lot more stopping power that the stock Tektros.

Racked Up

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Update as of 11th March - I've now fitted the rack and panniers.  I've gone for the Topeak Super Tourist DX rack and the Ortlieb Back Roller Classic panniers.  Even I managed to fit them without help, so they must be simple - assuming I've done it correctly of course!

And with Panniers

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Here the panniers aren't loaded up and I think they'll look very different when they are.  Ian reckons the rack and panniers make our bikes look gay - heyho.