Purchased a Giant Avail Pro last spring for my wife, but the colour was pretty gash, so I lovingly stripped the paintwork off and sanded the entire thing down to the carbon. It was then lacquered with proper 2k stuff and she loved it...for about 12 months.
Now Titanium gravel bikes are all the rage and I have to sell this beautiful frame that I spent the best part of 2 weeks sanding. I'm not mad, just disappointed.
Anyway, here is a link to the original bike so you can admire the terrible original paintwork: https://www.liv-cycling.com/gb/avail-advanced-pro
And here is what it looks like now:
Fukken awesome, I know. I really don't understand why felt the need to paint it cell-block gray.
I'm selling the frame with a Cane Creek headset and Shimano BB, both of which have a tonne of life left. The frame has the full internal tubes to make getting gear cables routed a breeze. It has never been crashed and other than some paint chips around the aluminium dropouts / brake mounts it is in great condition.
It's hard to see in the images but there are some areas where the lacquer is less smooth than others, it can be polished down to perfect smoothness but I just never got round to it.
So there you have it, a perfect frame for a bling ladies custom build. It's a Medium frame which according to giant is a 54cm, full geo data can be found on the giant site link above.
I'm looking for £450 for it, but may be open to offers...
Collection from London E15 is preferred, but I'm also willing to post at the buyer's expense.
That's a very tasty bike and would make a bling gentlemen custom build... If I wasn't so broke I'd seriously consider this. GLWS
Bump for £400 :)
Bump for £350 !
final bump @ £300 before eBay
Nice frame. How tall is your wife? In seam leg? Im looking for a bike for my partner.
Wife is 170cm, inseam I have no idea. The frame is a Medium, so if you check the Link in the main post you'll see all the Geo data.
A SEAT TUBE LENGTH (mm) 480
B SEAT TUBE ANGLE 74.0°
C TOP TUBE LENGTH (mm) 540
D HEAD TUBE LENGTH (mm) 170
E HEAD TUBE ANGLE 72.0°
F FORK RAKE (mm) 45
G TRAIL (mm) 64
H WHEELBASE (mm) 1000
I CHAIN STAY LENGTH (mm) 420
J BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (mm) 70
K STACK (mm) 569
L REACH (mm) 377
M STAND OVER HEIGHT (mm) 730
Wow, considering how boring Giant make Defy's seem, this is all sorts of awesome!
I do wish Giant, Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, etc... would have a raw option for their bikes, naked carbon is so much nicer than go-faster stripes.
Thanks for the info,
We are hesitant about size. Any chance she could try it out? Wouldn’t need to be full build just enough to get a sense of reach and stand over. She’s 168cm with 81 in-seam. According to the website she’s on the edge of S/M
No can do, I'd have to unbuild my wife's new bike to then build this up and that is just too much of a hassle. Much easier to measure the wife's inseam - 78cm, so you should be good, she was running an 80mm stem so the frame was a tad on the large side for her.
It would be my partners first proper road bike. Wish I could say yes but too risky. Thanks very much for all the info though. GLWS
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