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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:10 am 
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Here's a look at another TCR Advanced that Bikenut in San Francisco just built. It's amazing to me how easy it is to put together a 12 lb. bike from off the shelf parts. This is a brief build list:

Giant TCR Advanced frameset
Lightweight Obermeyers w/ Shwalbe Stelvios
M2 racer quick releases
Storck Power Arms 172.5 w/ 39/53 nitrite coated 6/4 ti chainrings
Spada ti isis b.b.
Tiso c.ring bolts
KCNC 11/25 cass
KMC SL-10X TiNi Chain
Campagnolo Record shifters w/ BTP carbon clamps
Nokon cables and housing all around
Giant carbon stem & seatpost
FSA K-wing handlebar
Arione carbon saddle
Alloy water bottle and seat collar bolts

Total weight: 12.13 lbs. or 5.502 kg


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:19 am 
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Looks very nice.

Any reason why you routed your rear brake cable the way you did? Keeps it from rubbing your leg?
How did you strip your paint? You do it yourself?

Is that weight without pedals?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:26 am 
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The frame was stripped and clear coated by a professional painter w/ client's initials. The bike is 12.13 lbs w/out pedals and "tuning". Dog not included. Enjoy.


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SICK. One of the nicest looking giants i have seen, and i have seen a lot.

Aside from being lighter, a different bar, stem, seatpost, & saddle would compliment the other component choices better.

Please enlighten us as to why the rear brake cable is routed as such.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:59 am 
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There were a few isolated incident on smaller compact frames w/ issues of cable rub, especially those riders w/ Arnold calves. This routing resolves the problem, yet it looks a bit neat, too. There is another version of M5s w/ a redesigned brake arm, as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:55 am 
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SICK. One of the nicest looking giants i have seen, and i have seen a lot.

Aside from being lighter, a different bar, stem, seatpost, & saddle would compliment the other component choices better.

Please enlighten us as to why the rear brake cable is routed as such.


I disagree on the seatpost and stem. The Giant Racing Components parts are very nice and look appropriately understated on the stealthy frame. I do agree on the bar though. Why not the Giant Racing Components bar. I think around 180 grams and very nicely shaped. The other option of course would be to switch everything to Deda (the T-Mobile connection).

A question for Bikeguy: do you mind disclosing what the cost of the re-finishing job was?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:04 am 
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The bar was the client's choice since he has the same one on his C50. The strip/clearcoating ranges from $250 to $300 depending on extra decals or # of layers of clearcoat. I do also agree that the Giant stem is stiffer than most other stems in the market and respectively light. The seatpost is also comparible weight to the U.S.E. alien and easier to adjust.. I intend to have some of those stems and seatpost stipped and clearcoated for future projects. We are in the process of building two more Advanced bikes and an Extreme C. Enjoy..


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The bar was the client's choice since he has the same one on his C50. The strip/clearcoating ranges from $250 to $300 depending on extra decals or # of layers of clearcoat. I do also agree that the Giant stem is stiffer than most other stems in the market and respectively light. The seatpost is also comparible weight to the U.S.E. alien and easier to adjust.. I intend to have some of those stems and seatpost stipped and clearcoated for future projects. We are in the process of building two more Advanced bikes and an Extreme C. Enjoy..


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I'll do it for 20 bucks. :lol: Seriously, thats a nice looking bike, :D but I'm partial to black Giants.


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WOW, that is one sweet bike... but I would have opted for another stem/bar combo, but to each his own... lovely bike nonetheless

I'm interested in the Stelvio tubs used, any thoughts on their performance?

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Great bike, the k wing handlebar is a TANK, but very comfortable .


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Very nice, and the bike's not bad to look at either! :wink: I wish my LBS had such nice looking staff. Oh well....

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Very nice looking bike! Not really off the shelf parts to me though :wink: makes it sound like there was hardly any effort done in building the bike and it sure looks like there has gone some thought into it!
Like the photo with the dog, I hope he didn't fall off and damage the bike after the pic was taken.


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If you take that dog off of there, I bet you'll get the weight down another 1lb or so... :lol:


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I agree with Mr. Gib that the Giant bar would go perfect if you're sticking with the other giant components. I have used one on my previous Scott and thought it had one of the best shapes out of all bars i've tried. It also has a nice aluminum sleve on the clamping area. I believe the weight was closer to 200g, but that would still be a noticable weight savings and still be comfortable.


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