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  1. boxerdog

    boxerdog Well-Known Member

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    anyone here into mountain bikes?
    just been clearing out my shed and came across my giant.
    any ideas how much it could be worth now? cost £1100 new with the hydraulic brakes etc.
    would be nice for someone to get some use out of it.
    any offers/swaps?
     

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    Ratboy knows all about bikes and stuff, hopefully he'll be along soon once the sauna closes :)
     
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    Owen, i'm done with Candice she said to tell you that your cheque bounced again, big Tony is coming round this evening to make a collection. ;)

    eBay is the best way to get rid, run it on 10 days from Thursday 9pm and make it nice and clear. Box it well and send it through a courier. Not much more to say, second hand bikes go for next to nothing i'm affraid so it's best to keep or flog it locally. Good time to sell though with everyone trying to get fit after eating too many mince pies over Christmas.
     
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    @ Boxerdog, what exact model of Giant is it and what year?

    What spec does it have for the following, frame size, weight, shock, rear mech, front mech, shifters, brakes, cranks, cassette, rims, hubs, tyres etc?
     
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    oh my god, let me have a look and see what i can find out about it. been sat in the shed for a year.
    not had a lot of use at all, the tyres are still like new.

    will check now for you.
     
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    Or just the model and year will do :D
     
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    giant acid in the sky
    6061 extra light, alu xx,aluminum alloy
    im sure the frame size is 15in
    tyres: maxxis advantage 26x2.1 52/53-559
    rims: alexrims ace-18 double wall
    shocks: marzocchi mz comp
    brakes: giant mph discs front and rear (dot 4 break fluid)
    shifters: sram centera gripshift
    24 gears
    quick release front and rear wheels
    front mech: alivio shimano
    rear mech: acera shimano
    stem: big-al titec, knock rated
    bars: titec 6061 hell bent
    crank: truvativ isoflow
    saddle: vertical

    hope that helps?
     
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    Cheers for the specs, sorry, but it's not really suitable for me, I wouldn't have anything with Shimano mechs, especially Alivio and Acera, has to be SRAM for me, sorry.
     
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    ok no probs.
    how much do you think it could be worth? i havnt got a clue:confused:
     
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    Less than £300. eBay is your best bet, massive audience for bikes.
     
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    oky doky i`ll give ebay ago...how the hell do i setup a courier for that? do i have to take it to some where like citylink, do i have to bubble wrap it etc? never sent with a courier before
     
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    If you have a local bike shop or a Halfords near you, ask them if they have got an old bike box you can have, they wont mind getting rid of it.

    Take the wheels, pedals and saddle of, and the handlebars (or loosen and twist them inline), tape the wheel dropouts with cardboard/polystyrene for packing as they can get damaged easily, cover the seat stem and crank arms in cardboard to prevent damage or them cutting through the box.

    A good company for couriering bikes is:

    Cheap parcel delivery from Senditnow

    A lot of people in the biking game use them when selling via eBay or private sales etc, they are very cheap and offer a good service.
     
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    thanks for the info Systreg.:D
     
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    anyone want it before it goes on ebay? bargain price of £150 plus courier fee.
     
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