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2009 Giant Bowery '72

Frame:
Giant

Fork/Headset:
Giant

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Messenger

Pedals:
Shimano 105

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
17t cog / 46t ring / KMC chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Profile Design AirWing OS / FSA

Saddle/Seatpost:
Giant

Brakes:
Tektro

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alex RL2002 / Michelin Lithion

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alex RL2002 / Gatorskin

Bike History

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  1. Initial
  2. New handlebars

Added by ayyyyy. Last updated over 8 years ago.

As of over 8 years ago, ayyyyy has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

6 Comments

BKPakeRider

BKPakeRider says:

Man I love your Bowery, so nice - so old school. I love riding mine, so much fun.

Posted about 8 years ago

reyhanmahardika

reyhanmahardika says:

nice, catchy!

Posted over 8 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

I really like these bikes. Now that I own an Omnium, I like the idea of finding a Bowery at some point as a kind of companion beater/fixed commuter. How does it ride? Nevertheless, for the life of me, I can't understand that stock drop-bar set-up...track bars with hoods? The bullhorns seem much more versatile to me, not to mention look better too.

Posted over 8 years ago

ayyyyy

ayyyyy says:

it rides very well! for a AL frame the ride quality is quite smooth. the stock wheelset is beastly and weighs close to 2k grams on its own, and as you mentioned the bar/stem setup is all wacky. if it was to be a strict track bike it might work, as the bb drop isn't too low, but as a street fixed gear, the bullhorns make much more sense. the stock stem definitely looks awesome, though. might go on a road bike build if I go threadless.

Posted over 8 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

I actually just had the opportunity to bid on one of these on eBay - the white '84 Olympics version - and got it pretty cheap. By stock wheels you mean the deep-v-style rims on Formula hubs? At any rate, I'll sell those right away and get some CXP22 rimmed wheel from Velo Mine, or summin. Otherwise, been any problems so far with any of the stock parts? Thanks a bunch, btw!

Posted over 8 years ago

ayyyyy

ayyyyy says:

the wheelset that came on my bike uses a shallow depth rim section, like 23mm compared to the deep-V style set on the '84. your wheelset will likely weigh much more, but will probably be pretty durable. i almost got the '84 version but was afraid that I might be too stretched out on a large frame, which was all that was available. i'd recommend swapping the brake pads asap.

Posted over 8 years ago