2014 Giant TCR SLR Build (Updated Page 3)

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JoeFlan
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by JoeFlan

New aluminum build coming up that's finally not a CAAD10
Most, if not all, of the parts from this build will come from parts I have laying around or purchased used to keep the costs down.

2014 Giant TCR SLR stripped raw
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Since it's weight weenies, here are some weights.
Giant TCR SLR Frame: 1075g
Giant Overdrive Fork: 459g slammed but still porky
Headset + Slamthatstem bearing cover: 59g
Seatpost: 243g
Seatpost clamp: 26g
FSA 1 piece compression plug top cap: 40g

Everything except the frame is a little heavier than expected, but I'll still try my best to keep the weight down on the build.
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I picked up a 2013 Sram Red 10 speed group set for a good deal.

2013 Sram Red 10 speed shifters: 286g
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2013 Sram Red Yaw Front Derailleur 34.9 clamp: 102g
I'll have to find the right hardware to use it as a braze on.
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2013 Sram Red 10 speed Wifli rear derailleur: 164g
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2013 Sram Red Exogram Crankset GXP 172.5 50-34t Chainrings: 569g
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Some other parts that will be used for this build
Shimano 5700 Pedals: 320g
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Kalloy Uno Stem 120mm 7°: 116g
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by mannequinforce

Could definitely save a few grams with updated pedals!

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Is it clearcoated or anything? Are you concerned at all about corrosion of the raw frame?

Looks like a very cool project -- looking forward to seeing the full build.

JoeFlan
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mannequinforce wrote:Could definitely save a few grams with updated pedals!

Yes, I have a lighter set of pedals on my other bike, but the cost per gram ratio to pick up a set of Dura ace pedals for this bike is not worth it.

jbaillie wrote:Is it clearcoated or anything? Are you concerned at all about corrosion of the raw frame?

Looks like a very cool project -- looking forward to seeing the full build.

No clear coat or anything like that. I have two other raw aluminum bikes that have been stripped for a long time without any issues.
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by ukracer

Looks good , please tell us how you got it stripped and the ended up with that finish

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Don't need Dura Ace pedals, the carbon Ultegra pedals are only 4g or so heavier (and lighter than the alloy DA pedals)...

Would a fork from a TCR advanced SL fit? Could save some more weight there too, if you can find one.
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that frame is surprisingly light !!im sure you'll be able to find a lighter fork !

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ukracer wrote:Looks good , please tell us how you got it stripped and the ended up with that finish

Any paint stripper for metals will do that job, i.e. Jasco or Aircraft paint stripper. It's sometimes tough to not scratch the metal when scrapping the paint off, so the frame can later be cleaned up with steel wool to make it shine.

istigatrice wrote:Would a fork from a TCR advanced SL fit? Could save some more weight there too, if you can find one.

I am pretty sure the advanced SL has a overdrive 2 fork which is 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 taper.
A lot of other bikes have a 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 fork, so it wont be too difficult to find a new fork if I go that direction.
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Definitely did not expect to pick these up, but got a deal I couldn't pass up.
TRP R979: 280g
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Everything is coming together, and should be built up shortly.
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Sneak peak of the build. Its almost done!
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Currently sitting at 6932g without bar tape or bottle cages.
I'm definitely happy with how it came out and will get up higher quality pictures once it is complete.
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by junchen

That frame wt is definitely light. Nice job there.

I thought u already have red brakes?

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jkzy
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by jkzy

Very nice, how did u strip it down to raw aluminium?

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JoeFlan
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by JoeFlan

As I've stated above.
JoeFlan wrote:Any paint stripper for metals will do that job, i.e. Jasco or Aircraft paint stripper. It's sometimes tough to not scratch the metal when scrapping the paint off, so the frame can later be cleaned up with steel wool to make it shine.
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