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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:07 pm 
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Divve is in fact correct, this morning on a training ride I was suddenly ejected from my bicycle. In suprise I turned to find my bike standing straight up, the Tufos had actually gotten stuck to the road :shock: ! Twas a shame, I had to actually remove my wheels from the bike and pull my Zipps out of the tires :oops: . They still sit stuck to the road as we speak... shame.

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iubike wrote:
Divve is in fact correct, this morning on a training ride I was suddenly ejected from my bicycle. In suprise I turned to find my bike standing straight up, the Tufos had actually gotten stuck to the road :shock: ! Twas a shame, I had to actually remove my wheels from the bike and pull my Zipps out of the tires :oops: . They still sit stuck to the road as we speak... shame.

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Dude, it's April 2nd. :lol:


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Im serious :shock: Stopped DEAD!

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The sealant goes on the inside :lol:

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I like your bicycle rack, where can I buy one? Thanks.


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Great bike, I love the black frame. Maybe I will look for somebody who is able to strip my TCR frame. But it will be for next winter.
Idd the Giant parts are really stiff and look great, the stem is for me the best looking carbo stem on the market.

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Anybody has info on this rack?


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Is that a 2005 or 2006 Giant?

I swear the rear dropouts on my bike are much longer. I can see this from the slots in the dropouts. But maybe it's cause they're painted black they look chunkier.

I hope Giant doesn't start introducing running improvements to the frame. Consumers will never know what they're getting...


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Frans wrote:
Is that a 2005 or 2006 Giant?

I swear the rear dropouts on my bike are much longer. I can see this from the slots in the dropouts. But maybe it's cause they're painted black they look chunkier.

I hope Giant doesn't start introducing running improvements to the frame. Consumers will never know what they're getting...


It is a TCR Advanced... not a TCR C... and Giant has always been constantly changing/modifying their frames... so in some sense it is already the case...

but I'm sure the folks who care will find out - and those who don't obviously... don't care?

After the introduction of the TCR Advanced... Giant increased the wheelbase for the TCR C... if you looked at the TCR Advanced from the first year and the ones being released for next year - the ISP version anyway... the seatpost/chainstay/toptube triangle is much more beefer...


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My point is solely about the TCR advanced. The 2005 I ride has longer droputs (not chainstays) with long slots on them.

Just a small detail from someone with a very detailed eye...


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The rack is called "superstand", made by Willworx. It is also an option to buy a connector and have a row of them.. Wide enough for mtb tires, as well. Stable and pretty well made. I believe that it is an Aussie product and distributed in the U.S. by Giant. I use them in my shop regularly.


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2005and 2006 TCR Adv frames have remained unchanged except for the paintjob. ISP version is not sold in the US. The geometry of the Adv. is slightly different than the TCR which is a bit more streched..


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Could you tell us some more about how the frame is stripped and finished? I don't know what paintjob it had before.
Thnx

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The paint is hand sanded down. If you take last year's team frame which had a lot of paint on it, it is safe to sand it only so much since the paint goes down to the grain of carbon. The painter blends it w/ black in order to have a nice transition. The current frames which have no paint are easier to deal w/. You could take the time and do it yourself, however i get them done by a professional bike painter for consistency.


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bikeguy101 wrote:
The paint is hand sanded down. If you take last year's team frame which had a lot of paint on it, it is safe to sand it only so much since the paint goes down to the grain of carbon. The painter blends it w/ black in order to have a nice transition. The current frames which have no paint are easier to deal w/. You could take the time and do it yourself, however i get them done by a professional bike painter for consistency.


Probably safe to say though that your warranty is probably gone at that point though I would have to imagine.

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