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Used 2011 Giant Defy 1, 500 miles, $700, a good deal?

Old 08-22-14, 10:56 PM
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Used 2011 Giant Defy 1, 500 miles, $700, a good deal?

Planing to buy a black used Giant 2011 Defy 1 on Craiglist as my first road bike.
The bike is about 500 miles, 105 components, normally used, charge forv$700, is it a good deal?
With two free cages, cups and a pair of Candy 1 pedals.

The owner had worked in a LBS, so he tunes up his bikes by himself.

My questions:

1. Is it necessary to change the tires?

2. Can I resell it out with the same price ($700) if I don't like road cycling after several rides?


Frame & Fork
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material Alloy
Fork Brand & Model Advanced Grade Composite
Fork Material Alloy, aero crown
Rear Shock Not applicable

Components
Component Group Shimano 105
Brakeset Tektro TK-R540 brakes, Shimano 105 5700 levers
Shift Levers Shimano 105 5700
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 5700
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 5700
Crankset Shimano 105 5700, 34/50 teeth
Pedals Not included
Bottom Bracket Shimano
BB Shell Width Unspecified
Rear Cogs 10-speed, 11 - 28 teeth
Chain Shimano 105 5700
Seatpost Giant Connect composite, 30.9mm diameter
Saddle Selle Royal Seta M
Handlebar Giant Connect
Handlebar Extensions Not included
Handlebar Stem Giant Connect
Headset Unspecified

Wheels
Hubs Formula
Rims Giant P-R2
Tires Front: 700 x 25c Giant P-R3 Flat Guard, Rear: 700 x 25c Giant P-R3 Specific
Spoke Brand Sapim Race, 14/15ga. (2.0/1.8mm)
Spoke Nipples Unspecified



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Old 08-22-14, 10:59 PM
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sounds good to me
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Does it fit?
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Old 08-23-14, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
Does it fit?
Yes, i think so. I'm 6 ft; the bike's size is L, about 57-58.

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