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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:34 am 
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Well I finally have my aluminum GIANT TCR zero built. I am very happy with the finished product and can not wait to get it out on the road. The only changes that I will do in the near future will be to have the forks stripped and clear coated to get that NUDE look. I think Easton puts way to many stickers on their forks. I will get some new stickers in a dark grey color or medium grey color to give the black frame a bit of a stealth look and a new computer. Possibly the new Strada from Cateye. Oh I almost forgot that I will be getting some aluminum butterflies for my Speedplay's soon. I think they might be coming in anodized black.

Here is the build list and I will get some picture of the bike as soon as it is nice out.

Bar Tape: Fizik * 50g
Bottle Cage: Carbon cages* 23g
Bottle Cage Bolts: 4 standard bolts* 12g
Bottom Bracket: Dura-Ace 7700 Octalink* 172g
Rear Brakes: Zero Gravity Ti* 90g
Front Brakes: Zero Gravity Ti* 90g
Cables: Nokons* 118g
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 12-25* 185g
Chain: KMS X10 SL silver with links missing* 224g
Crankset: FSA CARBON PRO ELITE Octalink* 526g
--Crank Bolts: FSA* 22g
Derlr (Front) Dura-Ace FD-7800-F* 74g
Derlr (Rear) Dura-Ace RD-7800-SS* 182g
Fork: Easton SL Straight Cut to size* 316g
Frame: Giant TCR Zero* 1070g
Handlebar: Easton EC90 Equipe Composite* 194g
Headset: Cane Creek ZS* 72g
Headset Cap/Bolt: Custom Top Cap. 4mm spacer with carbon cover 2g
Headset Spacer: Carbon spacers* 8g
Pedals: Speedplay X/2 SS* 198g
Quick Releases: Velo-TI Velocity Titanium Skewers* 68g
Seat Binder: Giant w/rubber ring* 24g
Seat: Fizik Arione* 240g
Seatpost: EC90 Composite Road* 155g
Shifters: Dura-Ace ST-7800* 420g
Stem: Syntace F99 260* 104g
Tire (Front) Conti Grand Prix 4000* 204g
Tire (Rear): Conti Grand Prix 4000* 205g
Tubes: Ultralight Road Tube* 68g each 136g
Wheelset (Front): American Classic Sprint 350 w velox rim tape* 551g
Wheelset (Rear): American Classic Sprint 350 w velox rim tape* 755g
Misc Option: 1 1/8" to 1"' reducer Token reduced and drilled 10g

TOTALS:
grams: 6500g
pounds: 14.33 lbs.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:32 pm 
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Here is a picture of it before the last changes.

It was around 16 lbs. at the time.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:05 pm 
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Nice bike bman, good selection of parts too. When do we get to see the new version ?


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Here is the new picture.

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Really nice bike bman88 :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:46 pm 
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I can not wait to get my special parts!!!!!

I might switch out the current seat post to a EC90 zero offset with a modified clamping system. I just have to find a good priced seat post and some other bits.

And maybe a Carbon Railed Fizik Arione but that will be it for sure. I would love to be able to get this into the 13lbs range but it might be hard to do.


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Looks well bman :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:05 am 
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I have done some more tuning thanks to Fibre-Lyte and the bike is now 13.82 lbs with a single bottle holder and a CatEye Strada cordless.

Fibre-Lyte was very nice in getting me some carbon 50-36 front rings as well as some amazing 4 spoke carbon pulleys.

The bike on paper comes in at 13.72 which sounds about right with the computer on and the weight listed above was done with my new Alpine scale so it is very accurate.

I never thought that I would finish the bike off but I am very happy with the build and the fact that I was able to get my TCR ALUMINUM down to under 14 lbs and was surprised to see it on the scale at 13.82 lbs.

I will update the build list and hopefully will get some pictures of the bike when it is sunny out.


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