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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Edinburgh Scotland
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My New Constant Companion...
Giant TCR Advanced frame (2007)
DA brifters and derailleurs (RD transferred from old bike)
Ultegra calipers and cassette (old bike)
FSA SLK crankset and BB
Bontrager XXX Lite post (old bike)
FSA K Force compact bars
Ritchey 110 WCS alloy stem
Ksyrium Elite wheels (old bike)
Speedplay Zero Ti pedals (old bike)
My old bike was a TCR C1, and this is pretty similar. It's a touch stiffer, and significantly blingier. It could be placebo effect, but it does feel like it corners better.
The wheels don't suit the rest of the setup, but they've been reliable.
The tape and saddle are white because I thought I would be getting an R3-SL. The medium TCR is just right in the top tube, and it seems every bit the bike the R3 is, for substantially less. I think white works ok with this frame.
After a month and a half it's good to be riding again.