Giant TCR Advanced 0 Build

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shlammed
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Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

by shlammed

Finished Pictures:

Minus my 3k matte carbon bottle cages that are in the mail.

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O.P.

It will be a slow build process since Im doing it on a budget, but here it goes. Build weights will be updated as the parts come in.

My first WW build- probably wont get too crazy first go round.

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Giant TCR Advanced by Shlammed, on Flickr

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Giant TCR Advanced by Shlammed, on Flickr



Current build
Giant TCR Advanced 0 Frame (2007 spec I believe) 1,360g with Dura Ace Bottom bracket, FD hanger and RD hanger
Front fork 371g uncut
Ultegra 6600 crank and rings with 105 left arm (175mm) 529g drive side, 202g 105 left arm (731g total)
Headset 43g
Carbon riser cap 9g
top cap 7g with bolt
Seat clamp 27g with 2 bolts
water bottle bolts 6g for all 4
bottom bracket cable guide 2g, bolt 4g
Tektro RX50 brake calipers 116g each without pads (232g total)
Ultegra 6600 Rear derailleur 209g
Ultegra CS6500 Cassette 260g
Fizik Ardea Maganese hollow rail saddle 231g
Bontrager Race Light Anatomic C Handlebar 42cm 245g
Dura Ace 7700 Front Derailleur -72g
Ritchey WCS Carbon seatpost (27.2) - 166g
Mavic Ksyrium wheel (front) - 770 (manufacturer weight)
Mavic Ksyrium wheel (rear) - 920 (manufacturer weight)
Tubes ~200g est
Salsa gel black bar tape 70g
Jagwire Brake cables -~100g est
Jagwire shifter cables -~80g est
Ultegra 6701 chain ~252g
Carbon Headset spacers 8g
Titanium Allen head axle (non QR) ~40g pair
Wellgo W41 Pedals -246g
105 5700 Levers - 497g





In the mail:
eBay Matte 3k bottle cages -~51g (25.9g each)

Cheers,
Matt
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oakes2004
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by oakes2004

Love that colour scheme

by Weenie


shlammed
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by shlammed

Thanks.

From the ebay listing I was planning on refinishing it. There are a few spots on the frame and fork that the clear has been scuffed and a chip here and there. I have done a lot of automotive refinishing projects so I wasn't afraid to try my hand at a bike frame.

That said, the graphic package on this bike is stunning in person. Im going to try to do a light wet sand and buff to get the frame looking showroom fresh. The chips I will be filling with an activated clear (2k) and then wetsanding it out and buffing with the rest of the frame. It truly looks stunning in person. +1 to Giant for that.


Updating the OP with some of the parts I will be using from another bike I have and then the planned route for the rest of the pieces.

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oakes2004
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by oakes2004

Going to keep an eye on this evolution

shlammed
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Awesome @Oakes2004! Tx

Tonight Im going to take a squat on a lightly used Fi'zi:k Ardea Saddle (231g). Color is white with blue accents and it spec'd with their fit guide for my size/flexibility. Should match well if its comfortable.

Also going to peep on a handlebar he has for sale. Bontrager Race Lite Anatomic C (245g). Its the right width, but im not sure how it will feel in the hands.

shlammed
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by shlammed

Saddle and bars were right for me and proper shape. Plus they are moderate weight.

He also had a good condition cs5600 cassette that I picked up.

I need a stem, wheels and levers now among little things like a chain, bar wrap and cables

shlammed
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by shlammed

Not a great picture, but here is the bars, saddle and cassette.

The front derailleur and seat post should be in soon.

I have ordered a cheap 100 mm 7degree stem that I calculated to be proper fit. I will order a light weight stem after I confirm the proper real life fit.
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shlammed
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Little update: some parts came in the post...

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Giant TCR Advanced 0 Overall March 14 by Shlammed, on Flickr

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Giant TCR Advanced 0 Components by Shlammed, on Flickr

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Giant TCR Advanced 0 Components by Shlammed, on Flickr

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Giant TCR Advanced 0 Components by Shlammed, on Flickr


Still need the stem to come in and I need to go get a wheelset that I have been emailing about. Then Levers, cables and small things to finish it off like bottle cages and bar wrap.

dogg
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by dogg

nice, i dig the budget mindedness and varying selection of parts. looking forward to the finished product

shlammed
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by shlammed

dogg wrote:nice, i dig the budget mindedness and varying selection of parts. looking forward to the finished product


Thanks.

I'm trying to make it all match as far as colors go. So it's not an eyesore.

The levers might be all black though. Silver Shimano levers are a hard find

dogg
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by dogg

maybe look into campy levers? i was in a similar predicament building up my bike and i decided to go with campag centaur brifters, with a jtek shiftmate they play perfectly with my shimano drivetrain. the campy levers are cheaper too. my levers and the shiftmate were less expensive than a set of 105 jawns, even after shipping

shlammed
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Good suggestion. I did look into it, but i think for mechanical that I want to keep it all simple. Adding another moving part complicates things.

I build so many car turbo systems and modify cars that I take the keep it simple motto.

dogg
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by dogg

honestly its dead simple to setup and once its installed you'll completely forget about it.

shlammed
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dogg wrote:honestly its dead simple to setup and once its installed you'll completely forget about it.



I appreciate the suggestion. Its not something Im looking to do.

shlammed
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by shlammed

Just ordered a few more small parts for the build.


KCNC Shimano crank arm bolt (105 arm didn't have one :( )
Matte 3k bottle cages (ebay)
Carbon Headset spacers (ebay)
Titanium Allen head axle (non QR)
Wellgo SPD pedals for my bikes (lightweight single sided 123g each)

Talked with the LBS and Im going to pick up a lightly used set of Mavic Ksyriums that they are willing to sell at a good price.


That leaves me with levers, chain, cables and bar wrap. CANT WAIT.

by Weenie


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