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Old 08-11-08, 10:14 PM   #1
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Giant Bowery's

For 2009 Giant now has four Bowery models;

1.) Bowery '72
2.) Bowery '84
3.) Bowery "Messenger"
4.) Bowery
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Old 08-11-08, 10:26 PM   #2
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This is all I see...
1) Bowel '72
2) Bowel '84
3) Bowel "Movement"
4) Bowel



nothing against the bike, just a bad name for a bike...
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Old 08-11-08, 11:56 PM   #3
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Here is site with some pics of the 09 models (and price if you can translate and convert):
http://www.bike4u.ru/index.php?go=Foto&in=cat&id=85
bigger pics on the site.

72


84


Black


Grey
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Old 08-12-08, 05:40 AM   #4
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I'm not a fan of sloping top tubes, but the '72 speaks to me.
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Old 08-12-08, 08:23 AM   #5
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Looks like Giant is getting more serious about their ss/fg offerings. The 72 and 84 are pretty sweet, and looks to have better components than the two base models.
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Old 08-12-08, 02:46 PM   #6
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I recently added an 06 Bowery to my fleet. I like it because of the slightly slack geometry plus the chunky welds make it look real beefy and dirty. The downside is the ugly sloping top tube as SingleSpeeDemon said... and most of the components are ****.
BUT, the 72 and 84 look pretty ill. I'd at least check them out.
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Just saw the 2009 Giant catalog. Here's some more info.

Looks like they all are running 45x 17 gearing, come with both a freewheel and fixed cog, and I believe they all come with brakes if you want them.
All have CroMo fork w/ Alloy steerer.
All available XS, S, M, L, XL.

Bowery '72 - $1000
-Year refers to Giant's first year making frames
-Double leather straps
-Alloy track bend drop bars
-Leather saddle w/ rivots
-Sugino Messenger crankset
-Gold KMC Devil chain 1/2" x 1/8"
-Michelin Lithion, 700x23 tires

Bowery '84 - $1000
-Year refers to the 1984, when "aero ruled the LA Olympics."
-Alloy bars
-Sugino Messenger crankset
-Gold KMC Devil chain 1/2" x 1/8"
-Double leather straps
-42mm deep dish rims
-SAPIM Race, double butted spokes, 14/15 gauge.
-Michelin Lithion, 700x23 tires

Bowery Mashup - $600
-Alloy flat bar with what looks to be reverse-pull bar end brake levers
-FSA crankset
-Kenda Kriterium, 700x25 tires

Bowery - $600
-Alloy track bend drops
-Kenda Kriterium, 700x25 tires

Geometries (Medium sizing):
Seat tube - 50cm
Head angle - 73
Seat Angle - 73.5
Toptube - 55.4
Headtube- 14.2
Chainstay - 41.6
Wheelbase - 99.53
Standover - 30.0
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Wow! That's quite a pricey bike. I wonder how much of that grand goes towards that sweet looking saddle?
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I better grab the current bowery before the price goes up!
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