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How's this deal?(11 posts)

How's this deal?Kunfoochi
Oct 26, 2002 8:03 AM
First off, please don't bash me, it doesn't do me any help, I just want information:).....Anyway..How does this bike sound for $1200?

Giant TCR Large Aluminum Frame 2002
Full Dura Ace Components
Cinelli Bars and Stem
Ksyrium SSC SL Wheels
Giant composite Fork and Post
Under 600 miles on the bike

Thanks
You're kidding, right?filtersweep
Oct 26, 2002 8:40 AM
The components and wheels are a bargain at that price...
Should be more like$2000 for that rigspookyload
Oct 26, 2002 8:54 AM
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Not a good dealAndy
Oct 26, 2002 8:57 AM
This is not a very good deal Can you give me the name and phone number of the guy that is trying to rip you off here?

Really... if you can verify the frame is in good shape it sounds like a killer deal.
re: How's this deal?aliensporebomb
Oct 26, 2002 9:03 AM
That's $100 UNDER the TCR2 price (105 components) so go for it if it fits.
re: How's this deal?TREKY
Oct 26, 2002 9:33 AM
Buy it just for the components if nothing else.Sell the frame if it doesn't fit.
re: How's this deal?Kunfoochi
Oct 26, 2002 1:41 PM
Ok, that's what I figured, just wanted to confirm....How does the frame compare to an OCLV or Reynolds 853 tubing, though?

Thanks:)
re: How's this deal?Kunfoochi
Oct 26, 2002 2:23 PM
I made a mistake...it's a 2001 TCR Zero, not a 2002.
re: How's this deal?weiwentg
Oct 26, 2002 7:00 PM
steel is heavier but more comfortable. the OCLVs will be more comfortable, and nearly as light. of course, you can't find a full DA OCLV for $1200. TCRs suit the typical collegiate racer's diet of crits and short(er) road races very well. so would an OCLV. a steel frame ... if you're talking a steel frame built in standard stage race geometry (a la Lemond bikes), they're less ideal. it all boils down to personal preference ... which at this point you may not have. however, chances are you will be doing crits and short RRs; these suit the average young racer's temperament and fitness levels.
how tall are you, what's your inseam, and what size TCR are we looking at? if you end up not liking the TCR, you can simply sell the frame.
re: How's this deal?Kunfoochi
Oct 26, 2002 8:07 PM
I'm 6'2", but I'm still growing...I don't know if it's the same, but when I buy pants my inseam is usually 32-34. The TCR is the Large frame.
re: How's this deal?bobwill
Oct 27, 2002 10:54 AM
I'm between 6'2" and 6'3", and just got an extra large 2003 Giant OCR, it seems to fit me better than any other bike I've ridden. That said, you shouldn't have too much trouble fitting a Large TCR with a relatively long stem and seatpost.