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by livestrong1986

Soon i will repaint fork to black matt color.
But i do not decided yet, will use candy clear coat on Giant decals , or i just put decals on black paint and then put some clear coat layers ,and after take off decals.
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by livestrong1986

Fork i too finshed.

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by HeathSensei

Hey there,

I have been checking out the stuff you've done to your Giant since before I bought mine, and I now have a nice, red 2005 FCR of my own. I am starting to upgrade a bit and add stuff to the bike, and I was wondering if you could give me some input on what would be the most bang for my buck at this point in terms of weight reduction and ride quality (from all the stock parts except pedals). Also really appreciated you posting all the weights individually as you go, and was just wondering if you had any data on the original weights of the parts you first took off the bike - for comparison before I start upgrading. Glad to see you're still active and thanks in advance for your advice.

Safe riding,

P.S. Your bike looks incredible. :)

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by Martin1977

Great work. I really like what You did.

As next step, I would recommend You to build (or buy) full carbon wheels.


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by bencolem

The sparkly bits aren't for me, but the transformation you've undertaken in incredible - I can't believe it's the same bike! The matte paint is excellent as well. Love the personalization - but the thought must have crossed your mains about what you could have got if you'd just bought a new bike!

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by beepbeep

Great project and cool result! 8)
What's next I wonder?...

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by BmanX

If I am correct, the seat post uses a shim that if you remove allows you to run a 31.6mm post as I have done this with my two Giant frames. This way you can get some cheap ti bolts for the clamp area, and get a lighter set up.

Cervelo SLC 5960g/13.13 lbs

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by livestrong1986

Frame: Giant FCR1 2005 Front side Aluminium, rear triangle Carbon (M) 1250 gr
Fork: Scott Pro Team 389 gr ----Stock Giant 572 gr with star nut
Headset: Stock 54 gr
Headset cap: Carbon - Stock from Giant 14gr
Headset expander: 29gr
Handlebar: Pro TLT 40cm 267gr---- Stock Easton EA50 188gr
Handlebar Tape : Sram 58gr ---Stock Giant ...?
Stem: Merida Pro Team 90mm 130gr ---Stock 168gr
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Titanium 145gr ---Stock 270gr
Seatpost: Hylix Ultra/Super light Carbon Seatpost-27.2mm*300mm 128gr ----Stock Giant 229gr
Seatpost clamp: Integrated 2 bolts and rubber shim 7gr
Crankset: Sram Red GXP 50-34 172.5mm 570gr ---Stock Truvativ Tripple about 900gr
Bottom Bracket: Sram (GXP) Road - BSA 106gr
Chain: Sram Red 1090 10sp 242gr ---Stock Shimano 294gr
Shifters: Sram Red 2x10 296 ---Stock Sram X9 265gr
Cables: Shimano XTR 73gr
Front derailleur: Sram Red 70gr ---Stock Sfimano Tiagra 91gr
Front der clamp: Stock with bolts 11gr
Rear derailleur: Sram Red Black 143gr ---Sram X9 239gr
Rear derailleur hanger : 16gr
Brakes: Planet X Ultra Light CNC w/pads 249gr ---Stock 350gr
Cassette: Sram Red 10sp 151gr ---Stock Sram 951 229gr
Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium Sl Premium 1440gr ---Stock Xero Lite 1800gr +
Skewers: J&L Ultralight 38gr ---Stock 160gr+
Tubes: Maxxis Flyweight 51+52gr
Tires: Schwalbe One 218+227gr ---Stock Michelin 300gr+
Pedals: Shimano Ultegra 6800 260gr

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by HeathSensei

Thank you so much for that data! You are awesome man! :thumbup: :beerchug:

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by dudemanppl

Your seatpost is backwards, but I guess that doesn't really matter.

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