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Old 06-17-02, 12:29 PM
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Old 06-18-02, 07:14 AM
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wow 55 views and no responses....friendly crowd here....
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Could be that no one here actually knows alot about
the OCR2 frame. I don't.
Did you make a good choice? If you ride the bike
and enjoy it, then yes. Don't worry about upgrades
choices, other peoples opinions, just go out
and enjoy your new ride.
Don't be too hard on the folks here, we really
are an ok bunch.

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Good point


Sorry!
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Old 06-18-02, 05:57 PM
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There's some dialogue about the Giant OCR frames about four threads before yours (from Matadon).
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"awesome bike" and Welcome to BFC,
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Old 06-19-02, 07:20 AM
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No offense H20, but considering that you'd already bought the bike, it's pretty clear what your friends' advice was and equally clear that you decided that this was the bike for you. There may not have been many posts because, given that, no one has much to add.

The important thing is that you have a road bike. Enjoy it. Get lots of miles. Go fast.
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Hello and welcome to the forums. Don't know what your ride was before but there is some getting used to road riding. My ride is a preowned vintage 10-sp and I couldn't love it more if it were brand new and speced out. You and your bike have to have some bonding time. Before long you'll be a team.

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