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Old 10-06-06, 04:33 PM   #1
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Giant Revive - I know it's a kludge

Every now and then something just comes along. Today I bought a Giant Revive DX for $75 from a woman cleaning out her garage. I don't have any recumbents and I know this thing isn't really a recumbent either. It's actually quite fun as a novelty. I'm going to toss out the front wheel, put on V Brakes and put an electric bike kit on it. I think it would be a hoot as an electric bike.
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Old 10-06-06, 11:23 PM   #2
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There are some Revive owners on Bike Forums who are very happy with their bikes.
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Old 10-09-06, 11:04 AM   #3
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What a deal!

My LBS can barely keep them in stock at $599 each.

I would have been thrilled to make that find. I think my wife would really like riding on one. I'm trying to get her to go in and take a test ride.

If you lived close to me, I'd offer you $150 for it.
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revive

If you are near Sacramento, I'll buy your revive for $175
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I ended up selling it because, while it was kind of cool, it was too heavy and slow. It did push me into trying other recumbent bikes though.
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Guess there are many ways of being introduced into the comfortable world of recumbent bikes.
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