2008 TCR Advanced

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Kimmoth
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by Kimmoth

Hi, I'm a mechanic (thus pauper) and just a casual cyclist (hardly ever wear lycra or ride for more than 20 minutes), hence the toeclips. But bikes are my favourite machine, and I go like a courier. I ignore my country's arsehole mandatory helmet legislation and the road rules which treat cyclists as second class road users; I just have approximately one rule: stay out of the way. It's worked out fine for the last thirty-odd years.

TL;DR: I'm an anarchist commuter on a race bike.

Without further ado, my instrument of anarchy:
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6.68kg as pictured.

Nifty details - lightened and countersunk KCNC expander plug; shaved headset cover; trimmed chain catcher; repositioned cable guide for symmetry; shaved 3mm from stack height off pedals; hidden seat clamp bolt; 7700/7400 brakeset (7700 QRs on both); 12t/14t resin narrow/wide pulleys; Ti/Al billet cassette machined to fit on a 7s freehub body, overhanging the hub flange on a 132mm axle, 1.25 turns of extra tension on NDS.

Owes me about AU$1.3k.
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by Stitchking

That's pretty dope. Bit of a Frankenstein but that drop makes up for it.

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Kimmoth
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by Kimmoth

Cheers :)

There's a rationale behind the parts mix; I got the bike for $600 with 7800 and Ksyrium ES, with only about a year's use on it. Already had the Red and RS80s, so I sold the 7800 group for $560, booyah. I have Red cause it's full WW gear; the wheels cause I'm a big fan of Shimano hubs and these rims, and the brakeset is cause I don't believe in having a DP on the rear; I've never used one there. (Campy eventually agreed with me, but it's a ripoff and would be even more Franken.) They kinda match, especially since I stuck a 7700 QR on the SP. Plus, a SP on a wishbone seatstay looks slick AF.

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by dolophonic

Nice .. long as you use it .. i like it.

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by coriordan

That's pretty dope. You should get some lycra and send it up some hills. It'd fly.

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Kimmoth
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by Kimmoth

It climbs great, but I'm kinda stumped why folks are into climbing so much... smashing my lungs at 15km/h isn't my idea of fun.

Taxing my balls at 80km/h on the way down is more like it :mrgreen:

Being a weight weenie isn't about climbing for me... it's about engineering I can fap to and how the bike feels.

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by shotgun

I've owned a similar frameset. It just goes! It loves the climbs. You'll thoroughly enjoy it for sure. As mentioned, geometry drop is very pro.

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Kimmoth
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Yeah, I'd probably run even more drop if I had less headtube. Ideally I'd choose the next size down (I've moved the seat clamp forward on the ISP), but I wasn't going to say no to a bargain. This bike cost me $40 after I sold the 7800 off it :D

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by zmjones

Kimmoth wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:10 am
It climbs great, but I'm kinda stumped why folks are into climbing so much... smashing my lungs at 15km/h isn't my idea of fun.

Taxing my balls at 80km/h on the way down is more like it :mrgreen:

Being a weight weenie isn't about climbing for me... it's about engineering I can fap to and how the bike feels.
gotta go up to go down. really smashing up a hill is great fun. especially when you blow by people like they are standing still.

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by mrfish

Nice bike, like what you’ve done there.

If you like downhill try a racing bike tandem. 40-50 kph passing speed difference over single bikes if you want.

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