It's not expensive...or exotic...or carbon or titanium...or even new...
But it's MINE!!
My second-hand eBay-purchased '04 Giant OCR2 arrived yesterday. Put it together, checked the hubs & derailleur, cleaned/lubed the chain et al, adjusted the seat and stem and took it for a quick test spin after dinner. WOOHOO! Nice to have a lithe, quick road bike under me again. The shade of my late lamented lugged steel Raleigh Competition is smiling on me in spite of my alloy apostacy.
We all know what an OCR looks like so a picture seems unneccesary.
I guess adjustable stems like that on the OCR are declasse to serious roadies, but between the stem angle adjustment and the vertical spacers it seemed easy to get a height/reach that felt good, at least on that quick and dirty test.
More sorting will be needed of course. For one thing, the pedals are Look and my cleats are Shimano (I took the pedals off my hybrid to ride it). Off to the LBS for cleats.
Was hoping to do a club ride tonight & see how she feels on a "real" ride but storms are moving in. Oh well...there's another one tomorrow.
Hmmm...Does "OCR" mean "Old Cranky Rider"?