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    1997 Giant Kronos value?

    Its a 1998, NOT a 1997

    Someone in the area is selling it for $175 but he said he put 3000 miles on it and never changed the chain. Im worried I will have to spend alot of money to fix that. I certianly dont want a chain snapping on me. Buying new cassette, chainrings, and chain can get expensive?

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...onos&Type=bike
    *Corrected Link*

    There is the information on this model.

    Thanks for any advice you can give me.
    Last edited by RockadileSX; 01-08-2009 at 10:08 AM.

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    3,000 miles on a 1997 bike is the equivilent of buying a 1997 car with 12,000 miles..

    That is a very low mileage bike....

    As for the chain, they cost less than $20....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    3,000 miles on a 1997 bike is the equivilent of buying a 1997 car with 12,000 miles..

    That is a very low mileage bike....

    As for the chain, they cost less than $20....
    So you think its worth the $$$? You think I can just change the chain out? I know you can't answer that without seeing it, but its in Very Good, condition. Bike was only $599 brand new.
    Last edited by RockadileSX; 01-08-2009 at 10:09 AM.

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    Changing a chain requires nothing more than a $6 tool and a $20 chain.

    I haven't changed the chain on my road bike in 5,000 miles and it, my cassette, and my chainrings all look great.

    I think you should just buy the bike.

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