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Old 08-13-14, 12:13 PM
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In WAY over my head assembling Giant TCR Advanced

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I have assembled older bicycles, and decided I would assemble my new bike by myself. I found a TCR Advanced frameset, brand new, that I purchased and began building. The basics are in, but now that I am getting to the group, I'm realizing the frame came with a bunch of little doodads that I don't know their purpose for. Any help is appreciated, the pictures are below.

1. A strap painted with faux carbon fiber treatment


2. Clear stickers


3. some plastic connectors


4. two similar plastic shield-shaped pieces


5. two sets of these in wrapped plastic bags


6. One of these which looks similar to the spacers on my tubeless valve stems.


Thanks in advance,

-Jake
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Old 08-13-14, 01:41 PM
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clear plastic are likely frame protectors...

figure one around head tube for cables, chain stays, maybe downtube as well?

they're generally shaped like the areas they belong.
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Old 08-13-14, 02:10 PM
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1, goes atop your right chainstay for chain slap.. 4, maybe.. * goes in the brake lever so it wont open so far if you have wee hands..

* though I deal with boxed bike builds Shimano makes and includes a few in those bikes..

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IMO, any piece or part not referenced or described on an enclosed parts list or instructions, is superfluous and may be discarded.

However, I know you want specific info, of which I have only guesses, so I have only one useful bit to add. Include a dime or some other coin or reference in the photos (for future reference) so people looking at the part have an idea of it's size.
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i'd try to put it together without the use of the unknown parts. if and when things don't work out, THEN start looking to them for assistance. i'm assuming there are no instructions.
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i'd try to put it together without the use of the unknown parts. if and when things don't work out, THEN start looking to them for assistance. i'm assuming there are no instructions.
Yeah, there are no instructions.

I'm guessing some of these parts may be for components that I do not have, such as the stock wheelset or something. Thanks for the help thus far. I'm just going to continue assembling and see where these things look like they may be needed. I really only have cable routing remaining, anyway, so if it works in the end, the bike should be fine.
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The plastic connector bits look like they might be for routing Di2 wires instead of cable housing.
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The items in photo 4 go to your brake levers (STI) as fietbob stated .
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Both of those suggestions make a lot of sense. Thanks again, guys.
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LOL, I would have the same problem - no idea what some of those are. I only do vintage builds. Note to self: Let my LBS build my next contemporary bike.
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IMO, any piece or part not referenced or described on an enclosed parts list or instructions, is superfluous and may be discarded.
HAH! Try that with a high-end TT bike!
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Some could plug unused holes in the frame for internal cable routing or be bushings for the same.
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