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Old 08-02-14, 10:40 AM
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Giant OCR1 Mens Road Bike

What do you guys/gals think about the $450 price tag on this 2003 Giant OCR1? MSRP $1100 back in 2003.
I'm new to the sport, and looking to get into something decent and cheap (of course).

Your input is much appreciated!


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Component Group Shimano 105 Triple
Brakeset Shimano 105 Dual Pivot brakes, Shimano 105 STI Dual Control levers
Shift Levers Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
Front Derailleur Shimano 105, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 GS
Crankset Shimano 105 Triple, 30/42/52 teeth
Pedals Shimano PD-M505 SPD
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-5500
BB Shell Width 68mm English
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 12 - 25 teeth
Chain 1/2 x 3/32"
Seatpost Aluminum micro-adjust, 27.2mm diameter
Saddle Giant OCR

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Rims Mavic CXP 22, 32-hole
Tires 700 x 25c Michelin Dynamic
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Old 08-02-14, 10:56 AM
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CL market values tend to vary by city/state, but the blue book indicates the asking price is a little high.
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I like to use this site as a guide for prices.

2003 Giant OCR 1 - New and Used Bike Value

$450 seems a touch high for a 13 year old bike. On the other hand if you need a bike with a small frame they can be difficult to find, but only when you are looking for one.
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Old 08-04-14, 08:49 AM
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Yeah, they don't want to budge on price at all, so I'm gonna skip it. Think I might pull the trigger on this Kona instead. Kona Deluxe - 49" Frame with Ultegra components

$50 cheaper too. What do you guys think, is that a decent deal for $400?
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If you are shopping in the Portland area I would expect you to find plenty of options. I would also expect them to go for a little more money then other markets because Portland is a pretty hot used bike market. Looks like the Giant is gone already so I'm assuming someone jumped on it
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Old 08-04-14, 10:31 AM
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Yeah, I've definitely noticed that bikes go for more here. The problem is that people price their stuff high on craigslist as it is, so you end up with people posting decade old bikes for literally $100 less than MSRP.
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That Kona looks pretty good if the fit is right. Yes, this is a hot used market.
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Kona is a good deal if it fits
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49cm should be the right ballpark for 5' 4" right?
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49cm should be the right ballpark for 5' 4" right?
If you have long legs yes.

Otherwise, it will be too big.
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Moot point. It's gone.
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Were talking about the kona.

Well crap, what do you think I need? 48cm? Figured if his wife was 5' 2", that I'd be good. Though I guess that doesn't mean it fit her properly...
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I'd give it a try.
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49cm is sometimes the smallest option. Am I really that much of a freak? Lol
What are my other options? Junior bikes? A freaking razor scooter
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If you have long legs yes.

Otherwise, it will be too big.
It's a sloping top tube frame. Someone 5'0" could likely ride that bike. I think the OP at 5'4" will fit fine on it or even the next size up.
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Thanks for all the thoughts. I'm gonna check it out today and find out if it fits. I'll report back.

Well, It seemed to fit fine to me, so I grabbed it up! Super excited to have my first road bike. Only other bike I've been on in the last 18 years or so was a super heavy mountain bike, so this thing feels like I'm flying!

A friend gave me a spare set of basket pedals, so I think I'll change out the clip pedals to them until I get some clip shoes and wanna give it a go.


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