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oakes2004
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by oakes2004

Morning all,
Reporting for duty and post #1
Been browsing for ages admiring the wonderful array of bikes on WWs
Been building my 2012 Giant TCR c3 up and really looking forward to clocking up the miles as soon as it stops raining!!

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2012 Giant TCR comp 3
Crankset: Ultegra compact 6750 50/34 172.5
Pedals: Shimano R540 SPD-SL
Cassette: Ultegra 11/28
Chain: KMC X10SL
Shifters/Derailleurs: Ultegra
Handlebars: Zipp Vulka Sprint reps
Stem: Giant Contact SLR OD2 stem(100mm, +/- 8")
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Seatpost: Giant Composite
Brakes: Ultegra 6700
Wheelset: Chinese with Novatec hubs
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Evo CX 2

Accessories: K-Edge Mount, Giant Cages, Garmin Edge 500

Weight is just sub 8 kgs

More tuning need but happy as Larry as it's my first bike!
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tvillumsen
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by tvillumsen

Nicely done!

drainyoo
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by drainyoo

That's a beauty. Welcome to the site.

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Martin.F
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by Martin.F

Nice bike, my GF has the same frame. Don't like the fake wheels though. Strip off the decals!
WTB Syncros bar/stem unit for foil

oakes2004
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by oakes2004

Yeah thought about the decal strip but not long got the Chinese wheels.

Marin
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by Marin

Nice bike, and really good photos!

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dgasmd
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by dgasmd

What bars are those? Weight of the bike? More details please. Very nice bike indeed.

Valbrona
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by Valbrona

oakes2004 wrote:... and really looking forward to clocking up the miles as soon as it stops raining!


Yes, I am looking to those two weeks we typically get in August too. But that's a nice bike.

dominikk
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by dominikk

Nice!
Riding Paniagua - The Future of cycling!

oakes2004
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by oakes2004

Thanks for the warm welcome chaps

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michel2
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by michel2

Welcom to the darkside(;
Very nice looking bike, love it!
Altough im not a fan of labeling bike parts with the wrong stickers.

oakes2004
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by oakes2004

michel2 wrote:Welcom to the darkside(;
Very nice looking bike, love it!
Altough im not a fan of labeling bike parts with the wrong stickers.
Haha, thanks mate
Spent an hour last night peeling off the wheels labels! I managed to buy the bike extremely cheap as standard and have enjoyed upgrading the parts to the best of my knowledge currently :thumbup: However, this is a dangerous place to learn from and seeing exotica doesn't help! I'm pleased as its my first bike and just want to enjoy it now..

mattythemod
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by mattythemod

Nice looking ride !

locktopus
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by locktopus

Question about the steerer top cap…

Isn't it supposed to be above the stem?

oakes2004
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by oakes2004

locktopus wrote:Question about the steerer top cap…

Isn't it supposed to be above the stem?
dont think so mate. Researched it and a flush fitment is for the win. Not keen on top caps looking proud at all!

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