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 Post subject: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:54 pm 
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I finished this build yesterday: a Giant MCR from 1997 with Dura Ace 7700. Enjoy :D
A lot more pictures in my blog.

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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:08 pm 
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Ah, I forgot to mention it: the weight is 9.6kg as shown in the pictures. Yes, 9.6kg, that's no typo :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:13 pm 
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cool!

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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:17 pm 
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Congrats..


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:29 am 
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That is awesome.

When I bought my first ever road bike it was a second hand Cannondale and the guy was selling it as he'd bought one of these. Remember thinking it was an absolute space ship at the time, still looks super cool today.

Would love to rock up to the weekly group ride on one of these!


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:39 am 
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Fantastic!


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:54 am 
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I recall that those original wheels were monstrously heavy, but quite aero for their time.
Did you get to weigh the frameset before the build?
I bet you could get a very respectable total weight by moving to a modern group, wheels and cockpit...
but I understand and respect the period correct build.
Well done, looks fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:43 pm 
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Ok, that's nice. What a great find.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:18 pm 
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That is some rad stuff there; weight doesn't matter here, hope you pimp it over the top and make it outrageous!

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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:33 pm 
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Is this the frameset that was on ebay auction 1-2weeks ago??


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:25 pm 
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Stolichnaya wrote:
I recall that those original wheels were monstrously heavy, but quite aero for their time.
Did you get to weigh the frameset before the build?
I bet you could get a very respectable total weight by moving to a modern group, wheels and cockpit...
but I understand and respect the period correct build.
Well done, looks fantastic.

Weight of frame + fork + headset was a bit more than 2.5 kg. Yes, I prefer the mostly period correct build.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:07 pm 
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Still a very futuristic looking bike, a shame that monocoque designs got headed off by the UCI. Those wheels were heavy but interesting, a friend had them and his always suffered issues with bearings. The adjustable stem was notoriously flexy.

Nice Shimano group, I'm not a Shimano fan but that 7700 kit always looks good.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:23 pm 
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Thanks for sharing, never even heard of one!


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:15 am 
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Miller wrote:
Still a very futuristic looking bike, a shame that monocoque designs got headed off by the UCI. Those wheels were heavy but interesting, a friend had them and his always suffered issues with bearings. The adjustable stem was notoriously flexy.

Yes, the stem and the seatpost are flexy. I have not found the price the MCR was sold but I think is was quite expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:23 pm 
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What was the original purpose of this bike, TT?


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 Post subject: Re: Giant MCR
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