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Frankie - B
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by Frankie - B

Ehm, from this angle they look like Tune, And thos are Tune skewers too! :lol: 8)
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by Joel

The Advanced is a nice bike, but I don't like this setup.
What are the houdings on the Giant?

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by nikh

Velocity wrote:Due to limit traffic and space on this forum i cannot post all 200s pic here, I'll try to post some pics by your request and try to find more information if i can[/color]


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by nicrump

Velocity wrote:New carbon tube set from columbus
I call it "jigsaw" tube set because you can put all tube together with a kind of mechanical lock.
There are 5 pieces for one frame.
1.seat tube
2. V-foil top and down tube
3.Monoblock headtube
4. seatstay set
5.chainstay

very interesting!


any more on this? did you get a pic of an unassembled frame? more close ups of carbon any frame joints would be nice, I collect them. you can email them to me if you like. nick@crumptoncycles.com

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by PSTOST

Frankie B - The Tektro is not the same brake as the AX !? - The thing where the cable goes down into the adjuster is different + the cable attachment is different...

Tim the Pineapple
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by Tim the Pineapple

Paint job on that giant looks fugly...

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by spytech

i like the new giant advance frame, but the paint has got to go. one thing i notice, is that the frame looks like its lugged take a look at these pics
the top tube
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and take a look just above the bottom braket
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and again in the seat stay wishbone tube, just above the brake
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i could be wrong but what does it look like to you guys?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

I think the frame itself is very ugly. The paints not so bad. Just the construction, frame shape, and carbon weave looks very crappy.

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by cadence90

I agree. The design/fab looks unrefined, joints look clumsy. "God is in the details".
The other Giants look like they're made with love, this looks like a shop-fab proto, not a benchmark class act.
Re: the paint: Enough with the ugly gold swirlies.... :shock:
The "jigsaw" frame is way more interesting, to me.
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by mises

Hopefully that Advance frame is just a rush job prototype because it looks like my carefree Prozac popping neighbor did it in his garage.

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by cadence90

mises wrote:Hopefully that Advance frame is just a rush job prototype because it looks like my carefree Prozac popping neighbor did it in his garage.

Yeah, exactly, but so why did they wear a stained, ripped tux to the big dance?
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by KB

The devil's in the detail. It looks very scruffy. And the graphics on most TCR's. Why? Less is more. I held off getting a TCR for sometime because I didn't realise I could get the plain black I did get in the end. And the protype one we got posted last week looks the Dogs Bollocks as we say in the UK. Nikh will explain!!! Mind you i'm still coming down from the rush when all the pics appeared. Anymore in such a short time will mean a five fingered shuffle!!!!

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by Velocity

nicrump wrote:
Velocity wrote:New carbon tube set from columbus
I call it "jigsaw" tube set because you can put all tube together with a kind of mechanical lock.
There are 5 pieces for one frame.
1.seat tube
2. V-foil top and down tube
3.Monoblock headtube
4. seatstay set
5.chainstay

very interesting!


any more on this? did you get a pic of an unassembled frame? more close ups of carbon any frame joints would be nice, I collect them. you can email them to me if you like. nick@crumptoncycles.com


Here it is..
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Head tube.JPG
Full frame.JPG
Buy it, If you like it.
Your money.
Your decission.

Velocity
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by Velocity

This probably the lightest bike in the show! :lol:
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monocoque frame look really nice
Buy it, If you like it.
Your money.
Your decission.

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by cadence90

Velocity wrote:
nicrump wrote:
Velocity wrote:New carbon tube set from columbus
I call it "jigsaw" tube set because you can put all tube together with a kind of mechanical lock.
There are 5 pieces for one frame.
1.seat tube
2. V-foil top and down tube
3.Monoblock headtube
4. seatstay set
5.chainstay

very interesting!


any more on this? did you get a pic of an unassembled frame? more close ups of carbon any frame joints would be nice, I collect them. you can email them to me if you like. nick@crumptoncycles.com


Here it is..

Hey, we'd all like to see the pics :!: Glad you posted to the forum, Velocity, this is all interesting stuff.
Nic, you're a builder, what's your reaction to those mechanicals? What do you think the detail is?
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