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    Finally ditched the Wal-Mart bike!!

    Hey Clydes! Finally decided it was time to ditch the old 29er and upgrade to something a little better. I was cruising through my LBS here in SOONER Nation and found this slightly used GIANT OCT Two, for a shade over $400 and thought it was a pretty good deal. It came with a computer already installed (Cateye Astrale?), as well as a cheap pair of toe clips which aren't pictured. Let me know what you think, and if you think I overpaid....although there's not much I can do about it now....
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    Congrats looks great!
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    Thanks!! I'm very excited about it.

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    Looks good from here. It's always nice to get a better bike, especially when it doesn't cost a lot!

    You might consider rotating your bars down to get a better brake/shifter orientation; it looks a little off, to me. Easy fix, though!

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    What a gorgeous bike and I think $400 was a fair deal not knowing what components came on it.
    BTW, if I had a truck of that size with today's gas prices I'd be looking for a newer bike as well
    "Just ride it until the wheels fall off!"

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    Now you just need to ditch that Sooner gear in your closet

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    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRides View Post
    What a gorgeous bike and I think $400 was a fair deal not knowing what components came on it.
    BTW, if I had a truck of that size with today's gas prices I'd be looking for a newer bike as well
    Haha yeah, 14 MPG is starting to kill me. Luckily I'm only about a mile from school and 6 miles from work so it'll pay for itself very quickly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brons2 View Post
    Now you just need to ditch that Sooner gear in your closet
    Haha Austin, Texas? I'm sorry.....In all seriousness, I really like UT (Except for one weekend a year!). Very nice campus and a hell of a fun town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 wheeler View Post
    Looks good from here. It's always nice to get a better bike, especially when it doesn't cost a lot!

    You might consider rotating your bars down to get a better brake/shifter orientation; it looks a little off, to me. Easy fix, though!
    You're definitely right. I had never ridden a bike with drop bars until I test rode it at the bike shop. Being a big guy new to the sport I guess I lack the flexibility to lean that far over so we tilted them back a bit until I get used to the feel of it. It's a work in progress lol

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    Nice bike...but it would look better with burnt orange instead of red...

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    Quote Originally Posted by @Jason View Post
    Nice bike...but it would look better with burnt orange instead of red...
    Oh, come on now.....

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    Nice bike, but that stem and handlebars look a little off. Why are the brake/shift levers tilted up?

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    Yah that definitely doesn't look right. As for me i'm thinking of heading back to Walmart for a Schwinn Aluminum Comp to take to school
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