lightly modified Giant TCR Advanced

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fivethirtyonepm
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lightly modified Giant TCR Advanced

Postby fivethirtyonepm » Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:25 am

having put together my stealthy black race-build which I finished on Monday evening ( viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=12888787 ), last night I turned my attention to another of my bikes which was sitting as a pile of bits in the kitchen. A few hours of spanner twirling and cable cutting later, this is was the result:-

the bike is a 2011 Giant TCR Advanced 2 (size large). The mods over standard are:-

38mm carbon clincher rims on Novatec hubs with Sapim aero spokes
Vittoria Evo Corsa CX tyres
Planet X Ti/Carbon skewers
Swisstop Yellow brake pads
Jagwire Gold Medal cable set
Rotor Q-Rings
Onza gold chainring bolts
Ultegra SPD-SL pedals
Deda Zero 2 (new model) stem (90mm)
Deda RHM02 bars (42cm c-c)
Cinelli Cork ribbon (slightly chewed by the dog)
Cinelli Gel Inserts
Cinelli Milano bar end plugs

The bike fits like a glove (on the turbo trainer). I have no idea how it rides as I haven't actually ridden it yet. The Q-Rings should be a giggle though!

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ALIHISGREAT
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Re: lightly modified Giant TCR Advanced

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:55 am

Looks good, I really like giants -> not sure about the gold bits though.. doesn't really match the bike.

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fivethirtyonepm
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Re: lightly modified Giant TCR Advanced

Postby fivethirtyonepm » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:12 am

ALIHISGREAT wrote:Looks good, I really like giants -> not sure about the gold bits though.. doesn't really match the bike.


in the flesh it looks great... the 2011 Advanced 2 has mostly grey/silver accents, which work well with gold

Mr Dog
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Re: lightly modified Giant TCR Advanced

Postby Mr Dog » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:13 am

Love the wheels and the Rotor Q rings. Can you let me know how you get on with them and where you got them? :D
Why tidy the house when you can clean your bike?

trek_dan
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Re: lightly modified Giant TCR Advanced

Postby trek_dan » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:37 am

You have some collection.
I love this build and the Chinese carbon, great attention to detail.

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fivethirtyonepm
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Re: lightly modified Giant TCR Advanced

Postby fivethirtyonepm » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:02 pm

trek_dan wrote:You have some collection.
I love this build and the Chinese carbon, great attention to detail.


why thank you... a few more recent creations from the past 12 months (current and now sold):-

Cinelli Pro Best Of Italo '79 (built for me, rather than by me)
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Ambrosio Rapide Compact - bike for me partner (current)
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Giant Defy winter commuter (current)
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Yeti ASR5 (current)
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Colnago Ramarro (now sold)
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Turner Flux full custom build (built for me, rarher than by me - now sold)
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Cannondale drop bar 1x9 (current)
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On One Inbred singlespeed (now sold)
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