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*SOLD* - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby familyguy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:39 pm

Owing to my new C5 on deposit at the LBS, it has come time to part ways with my friendly Giant.

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Size L, 55.5cm – suit people from about 5’10” to a max of about 6’2”
Composite frame (alum. main triangle, carbon forks and rear stays)
Shimano 9-speed 105 shifters with inline cable adjusters - couple of marks on one lever
Shimano 105 FD & RD
Shimano 105 brake calipers
Truvativ Elita 175mm 53/39 crankset (not the Truvativ Rouleurs in the picture)
Truvativ ISIS BB
American Classic Titanium seat post (as light as, if not lighter than, carbon)
Malvern Star seat, white
ITM LiteLuxe wing bars (420mm c/c)
2 x XTR faux carbon fibre bottle cages
90mm FSA Carbon Pro stem
Mavic Aksium Race wheels (aero spokes, black, brand new)*
Hutchinson Equinox tyres (black and silver, brand new)
Your choice of 12-23 or 12-25 cassette
Schmick braided cables
(Pump, pedals, seat bag, lights and Garmin are not included)

This thing has not let me down for the two and bit years I’ve ridden it weekly. It climbs like a demon (if the rider is up to it). It descends very rapidly. It’s a very stable bike, with no sudden twitchiness given the slightly more relaxed road geometry. There’s no scratches, no dents, no cracks, no signs of fatigue, no creaks, cracks or groans (except from the rider on occasion). Never been crashed. Never been dropped. It will take you to work or glide along in a bunch of more expensive bikes just nicely without standing out like the proverbial.

You may mock and call them the Toyota of the bicycle world…but this is the Toyota Celica GT Four of the bicycle world, not the Toyota Corolla.

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More pics here.

Price: $990

PM me if you're interested, or you want to make an offer of some form. However, I believe this bike is very good value for what it is, and what it can do for you as an upgrade.

Jim


* The vote went 8-5 for keeping the Aksiums on here, but 6-1 against on BF.net…so 11-9 against nett, hence they go on the bike for sale.
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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:00 pm

familyguy wrote:You may mock and call them the Toyota of the bicycle world…but this is the Toyota Celica GT Four of the bicycle world, not the Toyota Corolla.


Hmmm..... Celica. Oh yeah, the hairdressers car!!!! :wink:
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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby Nobody » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:05 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
familyguy wrote:You may mock and call them the Toyota of the bicycle world…but this is the Toyota Celica GT Four of the bicycle world, not the Toyota Corolla.


Hmmm..... Celica. Oh yeah, the hairdressers car!!!! :wink:
:lol:

I have a Celica, but still find that funny.
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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby Nobody » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:09 pm

familyguy wrote:You may mock...
That's a given. :wink:

familyguy wrote:... and call them the Toyota of the bicycle world…but this is the Toyota Celica GT Four of the bicycle world, not the Toyota Corolla.
So you are saying it's a heavy, overpriced, under-performer? :P
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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby familyguy » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:34 am

Nobody wrote:So you are saying it's a heavy, overpriced, under-performer? :P


And in the right hands it'll win the world championship :wink:

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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby provoked » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:07 pm

I would have said its the "Supra" of Toyota. Lets see how many of you guys can knock that machine..
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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby Nobody » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:45 pm

provoked wrote:I would have said its the "Supra" of Toyota. Lets see how many of you guys can knock that machine..

Expensive.
Heavy.
Thirsty.
Grey import so harder to get parts.
Teenagers want to steal it so probably can't leave it anywhere.
Hoon magnet so people in Falcodores want to drag you at the lights etc
Twin turbo 3L grey import so expensive to insure.

Well you did make it a challenge. :lol:
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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby provoked » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:02 am

All that expensive talk you would think your talking about a Pinny....
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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby familyguy » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:02 am

Well that didnt go well, but at least I get bumpage.

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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby familyguy » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:09 pm

Bump.

Anyone else got a mate (or a mate of a mate) looking?

Couple more days and I'll put it on ebay with a BIN price close to this.

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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby Nobody » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:04 pm

familyguy wrote:Bump.

Anyone else got a mate (or a mate of a mate) looking?

Couple more days and I'll put it on ebay with a BIN price close to this.

Jim
We've had our fun. Time to put it on eBay and get too much for it like most people. :)
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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby familyguy » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:14 pm

Nobody wrote:We've had our fun. Time to put it on eBay and get too much for it like most people. :)


If only I were that lucky...

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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby len1266 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:55 pm

Got a mate looking but unfortunately he can't afford this one.Good luck with Ebay.






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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby danielt » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:17 am

Good luck with the Ebay - got a mate looking for one but this is out of his budget.
I saw a few of these 2005 Giant OCR1 for sale on Ebay and recently there was one that went for $850 and it was in Sydney too. There was also another one in Melbourne which went for $820.
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Re: WTS - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby familyguy » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:39 am

danielt wrote:Good luck with the Ebay - got a mate looking for one but this is out of his budget.
I saw a few of these 2005 Giant OCR1 for sale on Ebay and recently there was one that went for $850 and it was in Sydney too. There was also another one in Melbourne which went for $820.
All the best.


I'm glad you pointed that out. Funny thing, I saw those too. You'll have noticed the bog standard Shimano wheels and cheap Tektro brake calipers on the ebay models, then? Instead of the new Aksiums and flex-free 105 brake calipers on this one. But I'm sure you noticed that little detail change.
:lol:

EDIT: you missed the one in Ferny Creek that went for $1040. :wink:
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Re: *SOLD* - Sydney - 2005 Giant OCR1

Postby familyguy » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:43 am

Bike went to new home on saturday...always good to help a mountain biker get into road cycling!

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