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Old 05-09-13, 08:13 PM   #1
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Considering purchasing used Giant Cypress-Clueless, Please help!

Hi! Please bear with me, as this is my first post to the forum and I don't know much about bikes...I have an opportunity to purchase a used Women's Giant Cypress bike. I am including the only photo I have of the bike. The seller does not know the year it was made-said it was his ex-wife's and all he knows is that the frame is 15.5"...I'd love to know if anyone can tell me what year this is or how I can get the specifications for the bike? I am 5'7" but the guy at my local bike shop said that I should be good on that frame size, given my spine issues. It appears to be in good shape-I just want a decent bike that will last so I can tool around the neighborhood, etc. with my son. I don't want to waste my time going out to check it out without at the very least having some basic info. Any assistance is greatly appreciated-Oh, the price is $60, if that makes a difference.
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I can't identify they year, but I have a men's model from circa 2004. It's a good bike if you're in the market for a hybrid - Giant calls it a Comfort Road Bike. As usual for Giant, it comes with some pretty good components. Yes, $60.00 is persuasive. If it fits and everything works, buy it now.
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I would buy it at that price point as long as it is all there, everything works and it fits you. Even the bottom of the line Giant bikes were good bikes. I have 3 Giant bikes from the late 80's that are still in use. That one looks like an early 2000 model.

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If it fits that's a good price for that bike, I would go take it for a ride and if it feels good and works as it should, hand the man $60 and bring it home
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If you want a decent bike that will last, that's it!

IMO, that bike could very well last for another fifty years or more, if you take care of it. Just replace or upgrade the components whenever they wear out, and you'll have a trusty steed for practically all of your adult life.

Make sure that you test ride that bike first, before paying for it. If a bike feels the least bit uncomfortable, it's a bad investment! Also, try to have someone who knows about bikes, accompany you for advice on the mechanical and frame conditions.

If it checks out, it's a steal!

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Looks pretty clean. Even if it needs a little work, $60 is a good deal. Just make sure it fits.
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