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    What model is this Giant frame?

    I picked up this frame today, and after the previous punk got to it with a can of black spray paint, the only identifying mark was the remnants of a Giant decal on the head tube.

    Clues:

    -Steel (magnet test: positive)
    -Double eyelets front and back (8 total)
    -Rack mounts on rear
    -Lowrider rack mounts on fork
    -Canti bosses
    -2 water bottle mounts
    -No lugs (TIG welded?)
    -Threaded 1" fork/headset


    Other considerations:
    -Had a hybrid-stlye stem and flat-bar on the frame before I took them off to purchase
    -Not sure how to say this in bikespeak, but the seat stays form a u-shape, and are welded to a single piece of tubing coming off of the seat tube.
    -Frame smells of Mountain Dew and low-grade smokeables.


    Detectives: BEGIN!

    (I appreciate any information that may be imparted. I can try to get some photos up if that may help.)

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    Pictures? Also any idea what the original color was? What sized wheels?

    I have a Giant Excursion that originally was a flat bar bike. It came fully loaded with racks, fenders and lights. I added drop bars and brifters.

    Aaron

    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

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    Ah, yes. The wheels.

    They appear to be 700c.
    There is one spot where I can see what must be the original paint, and it is a sparkly black or very dark blue. Here are some photos that may help the investigation:
    IMAG0238.jpg
    IMAG0235.jpg
    IMAG0234.jpg

    Thanks!

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    Interesting...I am betting that will have been a Euro Spec bike, but not sure which model. It could have been an MTB of some sort or possibly a trekking bike. The mono seat stay is different from all of the Giants I have ever owned, all of mine have been twin stay models. That might help narrow it down.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

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