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Old 04-02-12, 02:26 PM   #1
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Replacement for a Giant Farrago hybrid...?

Newbie here...
I have a Giant Farrago, probably a '97. Best bike I've owned and perfect for the casual riding I do along the local bike paths. It is light-weight and well balanced. Our trails are shale, I think, and the tires held up very well without getting any flats for all the summer riding I've done.

My son has outgrown his bike. He has never been good for long distances, but he's been using my Farrago on the last few rides we went out and he loves it. I want it back and am looking to get a bike for him. I haven't found any in the stores that are very close to the Farrago, although the Diamondback Insight comes close and was recommended by the salesman at Performance Bikes.

Any recommendations? Since he's still growing I would prefer to get something used, but I don't know what to look for.

Thanks! Happy riding!
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Old 04-11-12, 08:21 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-12, 08:38 PM   #3
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Visit the bike shops and see stuff, test ride ..
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Name dropping brands not in Your shops doesnt help..

they may have used bikes on consignment or bought outright.
or maybe there is a CoOp that does the refurb, and your son
can sweat equity his way into a bike working and learning mechanics there.

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Old 04-16-12, 07:28 AM   #4
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Great idea. I hadn't thought about having him do the sweat equity. We are in the suburbs and the store seems so... proper. I feel like they wouldn't be interested in anything besides selling us a bike they could get commission on. My son loves taking things apart.. sometimes he even gets them back together. I also need to find a bike club around here, but it would be hard to get into it without each of us having a bike
But, it's a starting point. Tx.
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