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First Road Bike, Opinions please...

Old 12-01-12, 03:59 PM
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First Road Bike, Opinions please...

Hi got my first road bike for £20/$32, it needed a bit of work and money, after 2 weeks of work each night and an overall cost of £90/$140 I'm pretty happy with it. It has new tubes,levers,saddle,bar tape,rear wheel and it used up lots of polish and time. I'd love any opinions on the bike. Its a 1995 Giant 'Team' Bike
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Love it! But that crankset and rear derailleur are probably going to have to go. You'll figure out what you need to change/upgrade after you get some riding time on it. Nice bike.
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Love it! But that crankset and rear derailleur are probably going to have to go. You'll figure out what you need to change/upgrade after you get some riding time on it. Nice bike.
Thanks, I'm saving up for a better road bike after falling for the sport completey, I'll keep the giant for winter/back-up bike.
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