Very cool bike. I´m restoring a 2002 Giant TCR Team Once, I was truly amazed by the frame´s weight. I didn´t expect to read on my scale 1200 grams, specially being a frame with 10 years. I´m currently fitting it with a modern Shimano 105 set (10spd), Mavic Aksium Race wheels and some FSA bits.
Realy like the looks on yours, and the fact it is almos in its original condition. Do you know precise total weight? I´m expecting mine to be under 8,5 Kg. And that fork, is it orginal to the bike?
That's an original fork, from the early models which had a 1" threaded steerer. I'm guessing yours has a 1 1/8" ahead with semi-integrated headset.
I also have an ONCE replica but earlier than yours (2000). I've pretty much decided to build it with the Dura Ace groupset I have waiting. Let me know when you get yours under way and some photos up.