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misiek
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by misiek

Hello!

I'm a new one here and I want to present my bike as a 'welcome post'

This is student-budget built of 2012 TCR Composite 3 + components from my previous aluminium frame.

Frame: Giant TCR Composite 3 size M
Drivetrain & Brakes: Campagnolo Record Titanium 10s + FSA SL-K Crankset
Wheels:
1. Carbon tubular rims made in China 56mm + 2.0mm CN spokes + Sokin Hubs
2. Ambrosio Crono F20/Sapim Laser/Mack Ultralight
Tubulars: Tufo Hi-Composite Carbon
Cockpit: 3t ARX Pro 105mm + Ritchey WCS White LogicII 42cm
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR TT
Pedals: Exustar
Bidon Cages: Bontrager RXL (not on photo)
Weight: 7,4kg

To be changed: Spokes to CN-Spoke Aero (saves ~100g)

I'm also thinking about getting rid of paint on this Giant seatpost and make it just carbon-black.

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Feel free to comment :)

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kgt
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by kgt

I am neither a fan of this crankset nor these tires for sure. Not sure about the blue spacer as well. Other than that it is really well made. Congrats!

misiek
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by misiek

Yes, blue http://bikepure.org/ spacer is already gone. I forgot to mention :)

centaur4608
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by centaur4608

Really nice !

I have a full mod's Composite too :

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The frameset are really good and need some great parts !

:beerchug:

tomgag
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by tomgag

Maybe a black bartape? This blue is not up to par with the rest.
I think Niro Glide can be found in blue, would be a nice addition color wise.
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majklnajt
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by majklnajt

kgt wrote:I am neither a fan of this crankset nor these tires for sure. Not sure about the blue spacer as well. Other than that it is really well made. Congrats!

My thoughts exactly!
Current bike:
TREK Madone ~Remastered~ - FOR SALE

My ex bikes:
TREK Madone 5.9 SL
COLNAGO C50 nl12

SDP
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by SDP

i have the same composite frame ( with carbon steerer ) as my #2 bike
those tyres have no place on this build ....hosepipes !

the frame is reall good £vfm ..in many ways its "better" than my advanced as its more absorbing of shocks etc even on same wheels ...tbh when i had it i was thinking i would always cmpare it to my advanced ,,,i do but in a good way ..my advanced is uci naughty whilst my composite is 7.8kg


Frame : Giant TCR carbon composite(L) white/blue/black : carbon forks
H/set FSA/kcnc top cap & giant compression plug
Bars RITCHEY WCS 46cm
Stem ritchey Pro 12cm . ti bolts
Tape lizard skin race .
Saddle specialised toupe team 143 white
S/pin giant vector
B/cages Arundel Dave-o x 2
Cables : alligator
Chain YBN 101 SL
Pedals Look carbon
R/mech shimano ultegra / alu pivot bolt /fibrelyte cage plate/ti bolts/kcnc pulley
F/mech SRAM Rival/ ti bolts
Brakes TRP 920.
Sti’s shimano 105
B/brckt DA bb86
Cranks rotor agilis 175 mm ( black/red ) with black kcnc rings
Computer polar CS200 hrm/computer
Mavic ceramic ssc 32h/conti Grand prix F24mm/R24mm/conti racelite tubes/hope ti skewers.SRAM 1070 12-26cassette / alloy lockring

misiek
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by misiek

Some changes... Aaaand I still train on Tufo. These are bombproof.
BUT you were right - the FSA crank is a piece of crap and now I don't like it either. Axis insert in left crank wore out (I don't know the exact word for this but the result was arm moving in front-back direction while rotating).

7.4kg with computer in current spec.

Getting spokes for these 56mm rims is almost impossible. I'm thinking about new wheelset.

Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0qdu8yi3l0ak15i/upWoD9yzaW

ultyguy
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by ultyguy

Nothing wrong w/ these, good budget racer!

nathanong87
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by nathanong87

whoa! i like the way this frame looks along with that black one too. kudos to u

mihai
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by mihai

what is the weight of frame composit white?

GASer
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by GASer

misiek wrote:I'm also thinking about getting rid of paint on this Giant seatpost and make it just carbon-black.

Feel free to comment :)


I would get a white collar to cheat an ISP
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istigatrice
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by istigatrice

GASer wrote:I would get a white collar to cheat an ISP


Agree with the above

on a side note, does anybody know how much these frames weigh?
I write the weightweenies blog, hope you like it :)

Disclosure: I'm sponsored by Velocite, but I do give my honest opinion about them (I'm endorsed to race their bikes, not say nice things about them)

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