Giant SCR 2.0 purchased

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by JhnBssll, 6 Sep 2018.

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  1. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Just bought an SCR 2.0 on eBay. Seems a decent bike for the £157 I paid, I'm collecting on Saturday :okay:

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    It's also coming with lights, pump and mudguards which may well come in useful but probably not on this one as it is lined up for turbo trainer duties :okay: I've been scouring the selling sites for a while now looking for something cheap, reliable and relatively modern with similar geometry to my other bikes and this seems to fit the bill perfectly ^_^

    Its also coming with the SPD-SL pedals so I may look for some cheap shoes to try them out and see how much they differ from my usual SPD's :smile: I might need to change that saddle though :ohmy::laugh:

    Is there anything else I should consider for a turbo only bike? Has anyone got any experience of these SCR 2.0's? Thanks in advance :smile:
     
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  2. tom73

    tom73 Senior Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Well done nice looking bike. I never have any luck with bike’s on eBay. Not stopping me trying though ;)
     
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  3. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    Very nice, great price
     
  4. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Atop a Ti
    I'm liking that saddle.
     
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  5. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    Spiderman would too
     
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  6. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Keep looking as they are out there for sure
     
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  7. nickAKA

    nickAKA Senior Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Not convinced my ar*e would.
     
  8. tom73

    tom73 Senior Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Don’t I know it it’s the size and distance that’s out to get me :smile:
     
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  9. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    Location:
    London, UK
    +1
     
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    JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Picked it up today, it's in pretty good condition amd the seller was like a really nice chap, had a good chat :okay: I suspect the rims are nearly shot and the tires are perished but neither of those points will matter once its on the turbo as I'll be putting a turbo specific tire on and will never use the brakes :laugh: I will probably try and find a super-cheap shorter stem and some bar tape then cut the steerer down so the controls are in the right place and fresh. Not sure about the saddle yet, it seemed relatively comfortable in a quick spin around the block but there may be a charge spoon on order in the near future :laugh: It's got Look Keo classic pedals on it, no idea what they are like but I might investigate getting some cheap shoes and cleats to find out. Or I might take them off and put SPD's on so I can use my existing shoes :laugh: The running gear all looks spot on and it's obviously been well maintained. I havent checked for chain wear yet but there are no obvious signs of trouble ahead...

    I'll likely strip it down and check it over more thoroughly when time allows but I'm busy until next weekend now so it'll have to wait :laugh: Pretty pleased with my purchase :okay:

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  11. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    That is the same as my winter hack bike, apart from the size, it has ally frame and carbon forks, rides brilliantly. Great bike and has been trouble free for years.
     
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  12. tom73

    tom73 Senior Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    You have done well. Too nice to keep captive look’s like a bike longing to be set free ;)
     
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  13. nickAKA

    nickAKA Senior Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    The keo pedals are fine, I bought those exact ones SH off ebay for the wife's turbo bike. Get some lifeline keo compatible cleats from wiggle and you'll be grand..
     
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    JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Über Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I've got a shorter stem, a tacx trainer tire and some PD-A520 pedals on the way for it along with some new bar tape and a charge spoon saddle. All bargains - the pedals worked out cheaper than new cleats and shoes for the Keo's :laugh:

    If anyone fancies the Look pedals or Spiderman saddle make me an offer :okay::laugh:
     
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  15. BianchiVirgin

    BianchiVirgin Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Norn Iron
    How much for the Looks?
     
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