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2007 Giant OCR 2 with dented top tube

Old 02-11-17, 01:02 AM
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2007 Giant OCR 2 canadian version with dented top tube

Hi, would like to enquire what you all think this bike should worth, assuming everything works fine. Owner let me know that it was stored indoor most of the time and slightly used. Need to replace front tube because the valve was snapped off. All parts and tires were orignal. Thanks in advance for any opinion! Sorry cannot post a link to picture.
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Old 02-11-17, 08:12 AM
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I'm reluctant to offer a guess without seeing, especially because of the dent in the top tube. Even minor dents can hurt the resale value of a bike. Anything more than a minor ding can be a potential deal-breaker on an aluminum frame.
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Depends on the dent-- if it was very minor, i'd say no more than $200 --- Its a $250-300 bike in perfect condition at best with a Shimano tiagra parts kit
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A ten year old, $900US MSRP bike, with a dented top tube?

$125 pending seeing some pics.

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Small dents in steel, usually OK - dents in aluminum = bad news unless very, very small. Very average frame/bike and agree with above.
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Here we go, thanks everyone:
https://images.craigslist.org/00303_...4_1200x900.jpg

So a dent in an Aluminum frame would affect its rigidity significantly?

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Rigidity is not affected

A dent with a sharp edge or little crease will develop a stress riser and fail. A dent with a rounded profile and smooth transitions may last forever without affecting anything (or may not)

--- if the dent is very minor and if the price is right, you may be able to ride it for a while . If your new to the sport, it would be a good way to test the waters without breaking the bank, as in, ride it a few months on the cheap and figure out what you like or dislike about it, then buy your next one as an educated consumer.

If your an old hand, the bike would make a good buddy bike possibly-

But again, depends on the type ans size of the dent
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Rigidity is not affected

A dent with a sharp edge or little crease will develop a stress riser and fail. A dent with a rounded profile and smooth transitions may last forever without affecting anything (or may not)

--- if the dent is very minor and if the price is right, you may be able to ride it for a while . If your new to the sport, it would be a good way to test the waters without breaking the bank, as in, ride it a few months on the cheap and figure out what you like or dislike about it, then buy your next one as an educated consumer.

If your an old hand, the bike would make a good buddy bike possibly-

But again, depends on the type ans size of the dent
Thx guess is hard to tell in that picture, eh?
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Hi All again, seller got back to me saying it is actually a puncture caused by an arrow, what are you all's opinion?
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Hi All again, seller got back to me saying it is actually a puncture caused by an arrow, what are you all's opinion?
Well I would say the seller is or knows a very good archer.

I would pass.
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That's a hole, not a dent, I would pass.
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It looks like a nice clean bike. That hole should be in a pretty low stress place.

I'd probably sand out the hole a bit, and fill with something like JB-Weld. File it smooth, and touch up with a silver paint.

As far as the value of the bike... it is hard to say. Around here, a clean version might be offered for sale for around $300 (can't say how quickly it would sell).

For that bike, however, $100 - $125 would be a good price, and essentially the value the components.
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An arrow hole in the frame? I'd pass on the bike, unless I was buying it for parts.

If you can score the bike for cheap, you could potentially pick up a frame to transfer its parts to. But with the $350 asking price, I doubt you're going to talk them down to a "parts donor" price.
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Not sure but maybe the sharp edges at the puncture can still act as a stress riser. Reminds me of some Italian steel bikes made in the 80's where they cut oval holes near both ends of the top tube to internally route the front brake cable in. They even used some sort of plastic gasket at the hole made by Cinelli (still available at eBay, BTW.....). Problem with some of them was the cut hole's edges were not eased/smoothen, so some of the bikes developed cracks starting at the holes, mostly at the one on the front.
Maybe the arrowhead puncture, being near the middle of the top tube, might not be subjected to as much stress, and less likely to crack?.....
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Thank you all for your advices!
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