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    Quote Originally Posted by Fobdot View Post
    My new road bike came in today from overseas!!


    Question though: The shifting is a bit unsmooth. Are bikes supposed to be tuned out of the box?
    Care to give details on how you came upon a NIB bike from Giant? I'd really like to report them to Giant.

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    ^^^Not legit???
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    that is the cleve in the background isn't it? sure miss riding up there.

    what shop do you work at? nevermind, i don't know any shops in lorain.
    "change is the only constant"

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    It's a real Giant, but dealers are not allowed to sell bikes anywhere but their shop. People who would rather save $100 buying the same bike online as they can in their local shop are usually not...experienced... enough to correctly assemble a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droobieinop View Post
    that is the cleve in the background isn't it? sure miss riding up there.

    what shop do you work at? nevermind, i don't know any shops in lorain.
    Yep....Thats Cleveland in the background. I am at Spin Bike Shop in Lakewood.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    Care to give details on how you came upon a NIB bike from Giant? I'd really like to report them to Giant.
    they sell em straight from the box overseas, my friend's tcr alliance tm was self assembled as well*
    Quote Originally Posted by hao View Post
    Yes yes. Next time when I post about how I was riding in Belgium and was complimented by Fabian Cancellara and was invited to Saxo-Bank, you'll all know that by Belgium I mean Bumtown KY, by Fabian Cancellara I mean a creepy old dude, and by Saxo-Bank I mean his house. And knowing all that, you'll still whole-heartedly congratulate me on my extraordinary achievement.

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    Just finished a few weeks ago. I'll post a better daylight picture soon. Black carbon SLR on the way.
    As for components its a little mix-mash...


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    That Serotta is not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegunner View Post
    they sell em straight from the box overseas, my friend's tcr alliance tm was self assembled as well*
    I know they do it, but dealer's have been stripped by Giant for doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    It's a real Giant, but dealers are not allowed to sell bikes anywhere but their shop. People who would rather save $100 buying the same bike online as they can in their local shop are usually not...experienced... enough to correctly assemble a bike.
    Really? I would much rather save $100 by ordering overseas and assembling it myself...and I know for a fact that I could handle the assembly. It's not a matter of experience, it's a matter of how much money you are willing to spend. For me, the "support" and "help" of a LBS isn't worth the extra money, so if I came across a NIB Giant, Trek, Jamis, w/e, I would probably jump on it.
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    2003 cannondale r1000
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    My first bike =D





    Thats my mommy and me after we bought my first bike a couple of weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    Really? I would much rather save $100 by ordering overseas and assembling it myself...and I know for a fact that I could handle the assembly. It's not a matter of experience, it's a matter of how much money you are willing to spend. For me, the "support" and "help" of a LBS isn't worth the extra money, so if I came across a NIB Giant, Trek, Jamis, w/e, I would probably jump on it.
    And go crawling into the bike shop when you don't have BB tool or whatever.

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    Cranks due in Monday. Can't wait to ride. My last name is Dolan so this was a no brainer for second bike.

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    My sweet new, all-natural, bashguard, plus 25 pounds of mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    Really? I would much rather save $100 by ordering overseas and assembling it myself...and I know for a fact that I could handle the assembly. It's not a matter of experience, it's a matter of how much money you are willing to spend. For me, the "support" and "help" of a LBS isn't worth the extra money, so if I came across a NIB Giant, Trek, Jamis, w/e, I would probably jump on it.
    Just the simple fact that you'd assemble the bike yourself means you'd probably never need the support or help of a LBS anyways.

    I'd buy almost everything online if it were not for the fact that one of my best friends is part of a family bike shop business in town that has hooked me up with quite a few good deals and gives me a regular discount off sticker price.

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    Awesome looking Trek. I love the color schemes of the new Treks. Very classy and fast looking at the same time.

    Cheers,

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    New/old bike added to the stable. I love Ti.

    2001 Merlin Agilis. Acquired in 2002. Sold in 2005... reacquired in 2009... rebuilt and ready to ride! Pretty much done save a few little bits I wanna add. Rides as awesome as I remembered... and the SRAM stuff is great! Hope you like.








    Only planned upgrades now are a new fork, KCNC Skewers, a Ti seat post collar.
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    Just got my custom Gilmour. It is setup with Campy Record.

    We are going to cut the steer tube when we dial in the fit.




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    Beautiful Gilmour....

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    Quote Originally Posted by </intolerance> View Post
    Just got my custom Gilmour. It is setup with Campy Record.
    nice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by WantsAPuppy View Post




    Thats my mommy and me after we bought my first bike a couple of weeks ago.

    Nice bike....Make sure your mom knows how much you appreciate it. Awesome to see your parents supporting your interests.

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    My new 2010 Specialized Tarmac Comp Rival. Picked it up a few days ago!
    Mods: Neuvation Cycling Aero 4 wheelset, Look Keo Pedals, Ritchey Carbon Revolution Handlebars.


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    Wow that's the Comp model? Looks very nice.

    Now you'll have to change your user name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lung View Post
    New/old bike added to the stable. I love Ti.

    2001 Merlin Agilis. Acquired in 2002. Sold in 2005... reacquired in 2009... rebuilt and ready to ride! Pretty much done save a few little bits I wanna add. Rides as awesome as I remembered... and the SRAM stuff is great! Hope you like.



    Only planned upgrades now are a new fork, KCNC Skewers, a Ti seat post collar.
    I never reply in this thread but this bike is awesome. Well done!

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