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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Seeing as you asked, and I'm keen on any chance to show it off :oops: my Giant :wink:
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Also not particularly correct, but it's my first road bike in about seventeen years and im really pleased with it :D


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:47 pm 
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riddim-track wrote:
You got some nice parts to go on it, the result will be a nice light bike. I'm keen to see your paint job, post some pics of it painted before you build it.

Frame is ready, I´m going to pick it up tomorrow morning. I do have some expectations about the paintjob. My inicial idea was a dark grey colour (in my country defined as "anthracite"), but I´ve chosen an auto color wich is a bit lighter, with a touch of yellow. So, not grey, not golden, someting in between :)

elPedro666 wrote:
Seeing as you asked, and I'm keen on any chance to show it off :oops: my Giant :wink:
viewtopic.php?p=1780779#1780779

Also not particularly correct, but it's my first road bike in about seventeen years and im really pleased with it :D

Hey! I do like your Giant. The shape of rearstays is quite unique, and all bike is very atractive and simple. I dislike bar tape pattern, but that´s a personal taste :) How does it ride? Do you know real weight?

I will follow your thread, another very interesting Giant.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:59 am 
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Are you going to sell the carbon colnago forks your frame came with? a friend of mine is looking for some for a colnago master


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:08 pm 
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riddim-track wrote:
Are you going to sell the carbon colnago forks your frame came with? a friend of mine is looking for some for a colnago master

I´ve allready sold them.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:00 pm 
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Frame porn 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:49 pm 
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Nice colour ,,, bit like my master ! that's going to look sweet built up !!


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:31 pm 
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Oh yes, very nice, you made a good choice. That is going to look great with the FSA and 105 stuff on it. This is actually a very similar finish to another TCR I'm collecting this week, I'll post pics when I get it.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Many thanks for feedback, guys. Meanwhile I took a few more crappy pics with decals already in place. Hopefully during next week she wil see open road :)

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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:03 pm 
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That's looking superb, I liked it in the first pics but with the subtle red decals it's really classy 8)

Love the aero forks and headtube cable stops too :)


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:04 pm 
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The FSA stem I bought was a cheap replica, a closer inspection revealed a little crack on the inside. I was alerted that replicas were being sold on that website, so I returned mine to the seller. For information, here´s a link that might be usefull to someone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxjWEqCwyYU

Meanwhile, I found an original Giant stem, great price and I think it will go well with the build. Maybe a tad too long (110mm) but I will see if I feel confortable after first rides. All components have arrived now, I just need a couple of hours and she´s ready to eat pavement. Not very sure about the Zoncolan saddle, I will probably change it.

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