2003 Giant TCR Team Once

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btommerlin
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by btommerlin

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2003 Giant TCR Team Once (small)
Campagnolo Record Gruppo
Zero Gravity Brakes
Campagnolo Bora Wheelset (USE Spin Stix skewers)
Easton EC90 Seat Post
Easton EC90 Oversized Bars
Selle Italia SLR Carbonio
Ritchey WCS Stem
Speedplay Ti Pedals w/ BTP Tuned Plates

6.67kg

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kman
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by kman

Nice, but so are a lot of bikes. They are posted in the gallery....
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CaptainWilier
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by CaptainWilier

That looks like an X-small.?.
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toronto-rider
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by toronto-rider

Purchased it in 2003, you have much better components. At the time i thought it was the bomb. But this is Giants 1st genereation carbon bike, and while the finish on the bike is great it suffered from some serious flaws. The fork was changed in 2004 and has been changed every year. Like everyone else has stated, I could never take my hands off the bars at speed with confidence.
The BB area is also very "soft" I don't know if that was from 3 years of riding the frame or from the design, but the new Giants are far more beefed up in that area.
I moved all my components from the Giant to a Look 585, and what a world of difference.
Not saying you should buy a Look, but with the components and wheels you have on that frame, it like putting Ferari wheels and tires on a Honda Civic. The Civic is a great car, but it has it's limitations.
Move those wheels to a good frame and you won't believe the ride difference. The wheels are 3x the price of the frame.

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CaptainWilier
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by CaptainWilier

toronto-rider wrote:...2003... it suffered from some serious flaws. The fork was changed in 2004 and has been changed every year. Like everyone else has stated, I could never take my hands off the bars at speed with confidence.


I also have a 2003 TCR and have no problem at all with taking my hands off on flats, uphill, or downhill, although I never recommend taking your hands off the bars while screaming :shock: down hill. That would just be stupid. :lol:
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Super !!

But your front brakepads don't seem aligned/adjusted w/ the rim...or is it just me ???
Pollice verso.

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Balenaar
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by Balenaar

Nice bike, but I don't like the position of the stem !
It's probably a good position for the rider, but I don't like it ...

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by ridley86

how do you find the use spin stix? are they easy to handle with. Can you take a pic of the other side of the bike, so the skewers are better visible.

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