Plus one wrote:
Am I right in thinking my previous tcr 2 was aluxx tubing and the once team is aluxx sl tubing ?
Or are they both identical ? Anyway won't be a flash build mostly 105 which I already have as this will be a winter/wet weather ride.. Have my tcr advanced for Fine weather duty
As far as I've made out all Giant TCR and classier model OCRs had ONCE branding in some form between 1997 - 2004/5ish. I seen some team bikes which have anodized finish rather than painted finish but I don't know if the alloy was any different.
Looks lovely in your pics, you must have been very pleased to receive it as it looks nicer than in the ebay pics.
With regards to my TCR builds, they're both on hold whilst we're moving house but I just replaced the groupset on my blue OCR3 for a brand new SRAM apex group with hope/mavic cxp33 wheelset, need to fit the chain tonight and toe in the cables then its back on the road.
Looking forward to seeing your build progress, I think there's a TCR revival going on a the mo, we'll need to start our own forum
Thanks for info Adam... Memory ain't what it used to be I'm sure whilst browsing the catalogue back then the higher spec alloy bikes were aluxx sl over just aluxx ? Could be wrong though
The seat tube badge on my tcr 2 did only say aluxx tubing and seen a few on eBay etc with same badge.. However this frame has aluxx sl on badge .. Who cares
it will build into a peach either way
Really really pleased with condition of frame set even the headset bearings are silky smooth and look original.. Almost a shame to use as a workhorse but already have too many mint bikes for nice weather riding
Yes to a Tcr fan forum too
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