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I finished this build yesterday: a Giant MCR from 1997 with Dura Ace 7700. Enjoy :D
A lot more pictures in my blog.

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Ah, I forgot to mention it: the weight is 9.6kg as shown in the pictures. Yes, 9.6kg, that's no typo :mrgreen:

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by kgt

cool!

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by stuka666

Congrats..

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by bencolem

That is awesome.

When I bought my first ever road bike it was a second hand Cannondale and the guy was selling it as he'd bought one of these. Remember thinking it was an absolute space ship at the time, still looks super cool today.

Would love to rock up to the weekly group ride on one of these!

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by PSM

Fantastic!

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by Stolichnaya

I recall that those original wheels were monstrously heavy, but quite aero for their time.
Did you get to weigh the frameset before the build?
I bet you could get a very respectable total weight by moving to a modern group, wheels and cockpit...
but I understand and respect the period correct build.
Well done, looks fantastic.

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by Geoff

Ok, that's nice. What a great find.

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by Kayrehn

That is some rad stuff there; weight doesn't matter here, hope you pimp it over the top and make it outrageous!

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by bikemaniack

Is this the frameset that was on ebay auction 1-2weeks ago??

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Stolichnaya wrote:I recall that those original wheels were monstrously heavy, but quite aero for their time.
Did you get to weigh the frameset before the build?
I bet you could get a very respectable total weight by moving to a modern group, wheels and cockpit...
but I understand and respect the period correct build.
Well done, looks fantastic.

Weight of frame + fork + headset was a bit more than 2.5 kg. Yes, I prefer the mostly period correct build.

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by Miller

Still a very futuristic looking bike, a shame that monocoque designs got headed off by the UCI. Those wheels were heavy but interesting, a friend had them and his always suffered issues with bearings. The adjustable stem was notoriously flexy.

Nice Shimano group, I'm not a Shimano fan but that 7700 kit always looks good.

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by P90Puma

Thanks for sharing, never even heard of one!

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Miller wrote:Still a very futuristic looking bike, a shame that monocoque designs got headed off by the UCI. Those wheels were heavy but interesting, a friend had them and his always suffered issues with bearings. The adjustable stem was notoriously flexy.

Yes, the stem and the seatpost are flexy. I have not found the price the MCR was sold but I think is was quite expensive.

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by hlvd

What was the original purpose of this bike, TT?

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