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What do I do in this situation?(5 posts)

What do I do in this situation?scottfromcali
Dec 5, 2002 12:55 PM
Ok so I bought a 02 Giant TCR2, this was my first road bike and so far I love it. I've road it about 100 miles so far and now Im begining to realize I think I got the wrong size. This was an end of year clearance on the bike for $1169, its a large (Giants are sized Sm, Med, Lg, and xLg). Im 5.9" and I now see that Giant recommends riders 5.7 to 6.0 ride a Med frame. The LBS I bought it from has changed to a shorter stem and have a shorter seat post on order as well. After rides of even 30 miles I have terrible pains in my shoulds and neck. I trusted that I would be properly sized to the bike by teh shop but no. It feels to me that I am having to reach much too far out to hold the bars. Question is: where do I go from here? I dont want to get the dealer invovled anymore they pretty much told me too bad. Do I sell this bike? there is an identical bike in a Med at another shop for similar price. I know I will lose some money on the current bike selling on ebay or whatever but I jsut want something that is comfortable to ride even on longer rides.
re: What do I do in this situation?No_sprint
Dec 5, 2002 1:09 PM
I agree, you are definitely on the wrong size. Your situation is not uncommon either. LBS regularly size you on what they've got. How long have you had it?

You'll probably get 40% or so of what you paid for it on Ebay.

Let us know how it works out.
re: What do I do in this situation?scottfromcali
Dec 5, 2002 1:21 PM
Owned it for about a month and a half, like I said it only has about 100 miles on it, I was hoping for at least 800 on ebay? the only noticeable wear is on the tires, braking surface, and grease on the casette and cogs. If anyones interested let me know?.
first...Frith
Dec 5, 2002 1:18 PM
check the rbr classifieds on every page for the word giant. Use the find function on your browser and check frame/fork as well as complete bikes. I've seen plenty of people advertising that have the wrong size frame and are looking for a buyer or a trade to the right size. Don't remember if there was giant in particular but it's worth a shot. You could think about doing the same (advertising for a sale/trade). Also, I'm not sure about your budget but why not use the opportunity to buy a nice new tcr composite frame in your size and transfer your kit over to it, then hock the alu frame on rbr or ebay.
just a couple suggestions.
good idea from Frith. nm.No_sprint
Dec 5, 2002 2:27 PM