Giant Option

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Giant Option

Postby Scrap » Mon May 30, 2011 6:31 pm

Over the last month or so i've been commuting on my vintage Raleigh and Malvern Star.These old bikes are heavy and the Sturmy Archer 3 speeds are very unforgiving.But hey they're bloody great fun to ride.
Anyway i found this old Giant hiding up the back of my shed,its been in storage for about 15 years.
After riding the Malvern Star(1960's) and Raleigh(1970's) this Giant just blows me away.The gears and bike are so light.
Its my new commuter..........
Anyone now what this serial number means?-GX424673

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Re: Giant Option

Postby revinR1 » Tue May 31, 2011 7:54 am

That a very nice looking bike
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Re: Giant Option

Postby Scrap » Tue May 31, 2011 4:47 pm

revinR1 wrote:That a very nice looking bike


Hey thanks,its a comfortable bike to ride and it pulls up nicely,unlike my old Malvern Star and Raleigh.
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Re: Giant Option

Postby jet-ski » Tue May 31, 2011 5:37 pm

looks like it could do with some new rubber though...
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Re: Giant Option

Postby Mulger bill » Tue May 31, 2011 5:39 pm

The real beauty of bikes like this is you can wear out a dozen groupsets over the years and the frame can be passed on to the grandkids. :wink:
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Re: Giant Option

Postby Scrap » Tue May 31, 2011 8:31 pm

jet-ski wrote:looks like it could do with some new rubber though...


Yes you're right,these are the bikes original tyres.This bike has been in storage for 15+ years.
I pulled it out of the shed,pumped some air into the tyres and took off on it.
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Re: Giant Option

Postby Scrap » Tue May 31, 2011 8:34 pm

Mulger bill wrote:The real beauty of bikes like this is you can wear out a dozen groupsets over the years and the frame can be passed on to the grandkids. :wink:


Couldn't agree more,i like your thinking.
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