|What year is my Giant?||litespeedchick|
Oct 7, 2003 7:52 AM
|I have a fully carbon fiber Giant bike which I have had for 2-3 years, bought it used. It's fully carbon fiber, partially painted black.
I have looked at the Giant website and although they have info going back to 1999, I don't see a carbon fiber bike until too recently to be mine.
Any Giant experts have a guess as to how old it is? I will be selling it soon and would like to give the buyer an accurate year. Thanks
|re: What year is my Giant?||jjdbike|
Oct 7, 2003 8:41 AM
|Without getting into specifics about specs, you have two choices that I know of. First check on the Giant web site. It has info, specs & pics of most of their modles for several yrs back. You could also call Giant USA corp. & ask them. I believe that the yr is included in the cerial number, but I forget which part of the number it is (although I am sure that Giant can tell you). Giant's USA phone # is (805)267-4600.
I hope that helped.
|re: What year is my Giant?||Fredrico|
Oct 7, 2003 11:12 AM
|Giant introduced a carbon fiber bike in the early 90's. It had pre-STI Shimano Ultegra components painted grey, and tubing almost the same diameter as the steel tubing of the period. It was externally lugged with almunimum.
Could that be it?
|Was it the Cadex???||funknuggets|
Oct 7, 2003 11:46 AM
|Think it would have been 1992 or 1993. Should have been red lettering, I believe.|
|Cadex it was.||The Walrus|
Oct 7, 2003 11:55 AM
|They must have made 'em from '92 to '94 at least, since Univega was selling re-badged ones during those years. Pretty decent bikes; still have mine, and while it's not super light, it rides well.|
|If Im not mistaken, though...||funknuggets|
Oct 7, 2003 1:18 PM
|Didnt Specialized have a Carbon Epic that was exactly the same as well.... The guy on my collegiate team that had one got cracked by a car, that wasted his and he ended up getting a Merlin Ti. Nice tradeoff...
|White outline lettering...||litespeedchick|
Oct 8, 2003 4:39 AM
|Thanks everyone for the help. I'll call Giant today and see what they say. I looked at the serial # last night but could not discern a year. If it turns out to be that old, I'll feel a little peeved at the guy who sold it to me...he implied it was late 90's.|
|It's Ultegra, but normal STI, not painted (nm)||litespeedchick|
Oct 8, 2003 4:33 AM
|Does it have the external aluminum lugs?(nm)||funknuggets|
Oct 8, 2003 5:37 AM
Oct 8, 2003 6:17 AM
|Beats me. Not sure I know what that is. However, if by chance it means that there would be unpainted aluminum visible, then no. I'll ask my husband if he knows. Thanks for the help.|| |