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Old 09-07-09, 12:58 PM   #1
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Giant Road Bike

I hate to be one of those people always asking questions and not being able to answer many, but you guys are so good!

I'm going to take a look at this bike later today.
http://springfield.craigslist.org/bik/1362402637.html

It's a Giant, and I'm not aware of Giant making any terrible bikes. I'm not aware of them being sold at Walmart or anything. I can't quite see the model, but you guys might recognize the pattern. Hopefully you guys can tell me what I'm getting in to! Thanks!
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Old 09-07-09, 01:18 PM   #2
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Giant is one of the largest bike manufacturers in the world. Hard to tell the condition from that picture. Fit is the main thing. A bike that doesn't fit is no bargain no matter what the price.
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Old 09-07-09, 01:25 PM   #3
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Giant is one of the largest bike manufacturers in the world. Hard to tell the condition from that picture. Fit is the main thing. A bike that doesn't fit is no bargain no matter what the price.
+1

Call the owner and ask what model the bike is and ask if s/he can email some better pictures to you.
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Old 09-07-09, 01:28 PM   #4
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Giant is one of the largest bike manufacturers in the world. Hard to tell the condition from that picture. Fit is the main thing. A bike that doesn't fit is no bargain no matter what the price.
This is not a recent bike. And I would be wary of the fit- 19" frame seems tall for a 5'5" rider. The bars are--- Make your own opinion up after trying them.

If it is local to you- then get a test ride but check the wheels for damage or wear and be prepared to get them in for trueing pretty quick.

For a C.L. bike of this age- it seems pricey- but fit and condition is everything.
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Shows my experience... I didn't think of it as old at all. I'm going to go check it out now. Thanks for the info guys; I appreciate it immensely.
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did you buy the bike? - posting is gone from craigslist now. If so post a pic I have a "old" Giant as well and love it.
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