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2005(?) Giant OCR c3 for $1000 - good deal?

Old 09-29-07, 07:43 AM
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2005(?) Giant OCR c3 for $1000 - good deal?

Someone is selling this for $1000 - I believe it's a 2005 (can someone confirm?), less than 100 miles, described to be in "new" condition. Everything is stock except for a change to cross brake levers.



What do you think? Good deal?
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Old 09-29-07, 07:51 AM
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Go for it! the frame alone is worth most of it, and definitely worth upgrading. Those 9-year-old Taiwanese boys really know what they're doing! And compared to what else is available at that price, you've got a deal.
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Old 09-29-07, 08:10 AM
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seems like a god deal...bet it won't last long!
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Old 09-29-07, 08:31 AM
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$1,000? I would like to think so . . . but I think not. An '04 OCR-1 sold for $400 recently here on craigslist.
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I paid $900 for the same bike with only 400 miles on it this spring. It's a great bike. I did put a few major upgrades on mine after I got into riding quite a bit. I did a saddle, seat post, pedals, handlebar, and stem.

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Old 09-29-07, 10:38 PM
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Go for it.... or I will.....
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Old 09-30-07, 05:47 AM
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Yep that looks almost identical to my 2005 OCR C3. I paid $1000 for mine NEW when I bought it. I do love the bike.

$1000 used (whatever the mileage) for a 2005 seems a bit high. But it does look to be in pristine condition.

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[edit] If you do buy it and find you don't like the saddle, I would buy it off you. Seriously.
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Old 09-30-07, 09:29 AM
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I paid 1350 new (1799msrp I believe), but it was prime season and noone had them in stock... Random arrangement of upgraded bits included (I guess 105 was out of stock at giant and they threw ultegra bits on, so its basically a c2 with a c3 paint job).

It is worth every penny, but the market would say less is more appropriate. It is NOT flexy in the least. The only downside on the bike is the crank and BB. Mine went eccentric due to the bb and I am too lazy to get a new one, mostly because none of the lbs's stock the right size.

~4k miles so far on the stock rims, and they are fine. Tires were kinda sucky though, but that won't be an issue for you.

That being said, I would rather have the tcr now. Compact setup is nice but I think the other setup would fit me better 4k miles in. It would NOT have fit me better a 0 miles though, so I don't regret getting it at all.
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For those that don't think it's a great deal, what would you consider a good price to be?
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Old 09-30-07, 08:43 PM
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I've got that bike as well and love it but I paid $1100 for mine brand new out the door in 2006 so I would say it should be a little lower in price. It comes with 9-spd 105 instead of 10 spd which is standard on everything now if that makes a difference to you and possibly a bargaining point. Offer $900 which would be a really fair deal in my opinion.


Derath: I've got that saddle and will sell it to you if you want it.
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