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Old 05-15-11, 08:36 PM   #1
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Giant ATX 770

looking hard at a (used) Giant atx 770 with Shimano Deore LX Shifters/cranks(not real sure about brakes but they are canti-lever) not 100% on the year, but asking price for good condition is $160 not negotiable, works, fits, Chro-moly frame (looked at neck and joints no touchups or crack or paint issues) and Campagnola (sp?) wheels and fresh Bontragers tires of acceptable style(for now) wheels are true, chain is not worn and does not jump teeth etc, but if it is a good deal minus gears and freewheel I'm willing to replace them if needed next time the chain is due assuming the rest of the bike is worth it. this bike does call to me to ride, more than the huffy I love, its also aboout a half ton lighter. but if I get it it needs to be future solid. I am feeling like this is a good deal, whats the group opinion?
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Old 05-15-11, 09:15 PM   #2
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Bikepedia only lists this model being made in 1993.

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...-770&Type=bike

For $160.00 it had better be in very good shape.
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Old 05-15-11, 09:29 PM   #3
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Bikepedia only lists this model being made in 1993.

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...-770&Type=bike

For $160.00 it had better be in very good shape.
I would say, almost new, there are no deep scratches or dents, there are some "handling marks" from being alive, apparently a long time lool, but it was obviously loved and cared for if it is that old, I would not have thought it was more than a 4 lightly used years, for that age range it must be a basement bike.
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Old 05-15-11, 10:24 PM   #4
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other reviews and other google events show multiple years and one was reviewed as steel framed as recent as 2001, is there a way to tell the year on this thing?

my other bike falls within the years it claims and is not listed either, so the list there is incomplete for sure.
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$160 for a clean, good condition Giant that calls you to ride? Shimano LX components? Jump on it, and don't look back... Steel frame Giants are great frames, and the 90's models were made in Taiwan--a great source for high quality frames/components.

Buy it and ride...
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Hmmmm...

If it is in good shape and and fits you well, then go for it.

I love old steel from the 90's. Sounds like a fun bike.

Get it, ride it, and have fun! I do with my old steel bikes.
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I slept on it, I think I should post it this way, if the frame, shifters and de-railers appear to be in excellent condition, is 160 bucks for a rideable project acceptable? I probably should have posted this attached to here.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...or-ultra-clyde

compared to say a bare frame buildup. I'll go get pics later today if that would help
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If the frame fits you well and some of the components are good quality and can be reused. Then, I say yes.

The frame is the number one issue. If it is in good shape, fits you well, and has all the specs you want,
then you can change the components to meet you end desires.
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I slept on it, I think I should post it this way, if the frame, shifters and de-railers appear to be in excellent condition, is 160 bucks for a rideable project acceptable? I probably should have posted this attached to here.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...or-ultra-clyde

compared to say a bare frame buildup. I'll go get pics later today if that would help
Bare frame build-ups can get very expensively quickly (don't ask me how I know... LOL!). Of course, if you have access to resources like a co-op or something similar, then that might be a good way to go. Otherwise, it is generally much cheaper/economical to buy a ready-built bike.
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