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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:29 am 
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elPedro666 wrote:
Look like fat rails on that saddle, will they fit the seatpost clamp okay?

Hum... good point, haven´t noticed that. I will check this with the seller.


That's a good point, I was going to buy a saddle with carbon rails off someone but found out the rails were a funny shape and designed for a specific seat post.
A good lightweight saddle is a Tioga Spyder, I have one on my modern carbon bike, they look quite unusual and probably not to everyones taste but they are cheap (if you buy on ebay direct from Taiwan), very light and in my opinion the most comfortable I've used.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Tioga-Spyder-Saddle-Seats-Black-/140762453614?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item20c618966e


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:33 am 
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Been eying those spyders for a while, very intriguing, glad to hear some feedback on them


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:45 am 
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elPedro666 wrote:
Been eying those spyders for a while, very intriguing, glad to hear some feedback on them


I'd certainly recommend them, I've had two, one was on a bike that got nicked and the one I have currently is on a replacement for the nicked bike. They don't look very good for a period correct retro build but if you don't mind mixing new and old parts together then no probs. Don't buy in the UK as they retail at around £70 but I bought both mine from the seller in that link and the shipping was pretty quick. They are quite low compared to old saddles so you'll need to raise your seat post approx 10mm. The design allows them to flex a lot with your backside and legs as you pedal which is how they're so comfortable whilst looking a bit like a cheese grater. There's a BMX version too so if you do get one don't buy the wrong one.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:06 pm 
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They remind me of old BMX saddles!


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:46 pm 
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Seems to be very light, but I do not like the looks :) The Catopuma is on its way, confirmed with the seller and rails are not a problem on my seatpost. I will have to tight bolts carefully, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Looking good, colour is sweet.

Here's mine: http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb9050999/p4pb9050999.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Broady wrote:
Looking good, colour is sweet.

Here's mine: http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb9050999/p4pb9050999.jpg


Looks good, I like these newer TCRs too, what brake calipers are they?


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Ciamillo.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Broady wrote:
Ciamillo.

Just had a look at them online, very stylish


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 Post subject: Re: Giant TCR Team Once
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Broady wrote:
Looking good, colour is sweet.

Here's mine: http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb9050999/p4pb9050999.jpg

Awsome bike, from where I´m standing seems to be very well equiped :) Campy Record?

Couldn´t help notice rear derailleur, isn´t your chain a tad too short?


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