giant crash - replace

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Tsielio
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by Tsielio

my girlfriend crashed a few days ago
no broken bones or anything so that's good...
but the giant frame is 'dead'
it was a tcr composite (once color - carbon with a bit yellow/white - 2003)
size is medium
she really loved that bike/color and you know how girls are...
she doesn't like the new tmobile giants at all and would like to have the same bike again
don't you know a shop anywhere that still has one in stock?
a black one with integrated seatpost with giant in white on it would be good as well... if that exists
thanks for your help!
michiel and alice

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by Skillgannon

I guess one option could be a custom respray. But your best bet in my mind is combing ebay, theres a few that pop up every so often. Certainly on ebay australia at least. I'm not sure if anyone shop would still have a mint bike in stock

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Tsielio
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by Tsielio

thx but she is looking for a new bike as the assurance of the man who made her crash will pay it

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by Skillgannon

tsielo - I think you're in trouble if your looking for the same bike. Try contacting the national distributors (through one of their major distributors), I bought my giant as a bike they had left in the warehouse from the previous years range, but it was one of 3 bikes in the warehouse 3 months after the range had changed, so I wouldnt hold my breath

But still, you could always custom paint, as mentioned above

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Tsielio
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by Tsielio

called giant belgium + netherlands
they had 2 smalls left but no medium
the only possibility we have is that one of you fellow ww has a bike shop who has a new medium in stock :-)
i know it will be difficult! you never know!

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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez
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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

Hi Michiel, what does your girlfriend think about this frame: it's an advanced without ISP frame, I thought the paint looks cool, you can have it by asking a giant dealer. :wink:

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by 2 wheels

Here's some old Giant bikes:

http://www.doschauher.de/radsport/rennrad.html#giant

http://hergarden.de/enid/9ca2c154eed8c6 ... 31/6z.html



Giant has different models and painschemes in different countries.

Here's the new 2006 Giant TCR Composite 2 from Giant's international website:
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/internati ... odel=10975
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Or what about the 2006 Giant TCR Composite 1, here show from Giant's US website:
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/030.00 ... odel=11254
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Also sold in this UK webshop among others: http://www.questbikes.co.uk/acatalog/Giant.html


Or maybe the 2006 Giant TCR Composite W (wowen specific):
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/030.00 ... odel=11335

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by 2 wheels

I just found another German webshop selling the Giant TCR Composite ONCE frameset in both medium and large for 999 €:
http://www.radsport-zalfen.de/index.php ... lrubrik=11
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Tsielio
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by Tsielio

thanks to all of you
we took the car, did 110km to germany, picked up the giant and rode back ;-)
this is the first time my girlfriend is happy that weightweenies exists ;-)

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Tsielio wrote:thanks to all of you
we took the car, did 110km to germany, picked up the giant and rode back ;-)
this is the first time my girlfriend is happy that weightweenies exists ;-)

Yuo're welcome. So you bought the one at http://www.radsport-zalfen.de or?

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Tsielio
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by Tsielio

indeed
we went over there and bought the last one they had ;-)
special thanks to you for the search you did

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by mike

very nice of you to do that for your gf. she sounds like the one to marry if you're willing to go out of your way to please her.

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