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Old 01-25-18, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
Had a chance to shoot a better photo with a better camera/lens. Also I sharpied out some ugly white lettering on the Michelin tires
Still says GIQOT.
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL. Bike has Dura Ace 9150 Di2, DT Swiss RC28 Mon Chasseral wheels, Cane Creek EE brakes, and Pioneer power meter. The bike is incredibly light at 13.11 lbs with pedals, cages, and power meter.
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frame is nice but

-rim is ridiculously over-graphic'ed
-pioneer pm should be black
-too many colors everywhere... why a bit of yellow on saddle rail?
-mountain bike looking stem
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Originally Posted by nycphotography
Every time I see it I read GIQOT
Why'd you have to go and say that?
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It's like finding Waldo. Once you've seen it you can't unsee it. lol
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Originally Posted by nycphotography
Every time I see it I read GIQOT
Glad to know its not just me. Really have to wonder what they were thinking...
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It took me several seconds to process that it was a Giant brand bike.

I thought it was a Chinese carbon knockoff Gee-kwoh.
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Originally Posted by allonsy
It took me several seconds to process that it was a Giant brand bike.

I thought it was a Chinese carbon knockoff Gee-kwoh.

But you can save 15% in 15 minutes or less.


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Some new additions, lets see who can tell .

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Dang that’s neat but is it the pioneer power meter? I can’t remember your last iteration
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What are you doing to that poor derailleur?
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Originally Posted by mackgoo
What are you doing to that poor derailleur?
OMG!
And you forgot the streamers.
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Old 01-26-18, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by robbyville
Dang thatís neat but is it the pioneer power meter? I canít remember your last iteration
Yup, Pioneer and new Pirelli PZero Velo TTs. Rides like a rocket.

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What are you doing to that poor derailleur?
I know... Didn't realize it until I was looking at the pics later today. Need to put a new chain soon.
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Old 01-26-18, 08:27 PM
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Love the chainrings!

Hate the red saddle and angle of course. the positioning by rocks takes away from the rest of the photo... retake please!
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Old 01-26-18, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
Some new additions, lets see who can tell .

Did you get a great deal on a chain that's too short?
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Originally Posted by Ferrarif2002
I wouldn't get a black bike for myself, but that one is mighty slick - I'm going to give it a HOT.

The group and wheels are plenty identifiable, but who made the frame?! Maybe it's just that bright Arizona sunshine, but the finish looks really nice - sort of satiny.

I also like the red saddle, and not just because it's compatible with the accents elsewhere. Lots of folks will go for colored bar tape to add interest or make their bikes distinctive, but having a colored saddle make slightly more sense in my book. There's more reason for it to stand out, because it is the least like the rest of the bike to begin with. If you think about it, a bike could work without a saddle at all (see trials bikes), so even though the bars and pedals are also "contact points," the saddle is uniquely accommodating - the bike doesn't need you to sit down. Another advantage to making the saddle rather than the bar tape light or bright colored is that the saddle doesn't get grubby as readily as bar tape does.
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Itís a 2015 Evo Hi-Mod. Last year I got hit and both myself and the Evo suffered some pretty good wounds. Decided to have the frame repaired and didnít want to hide the fact that itíd been patched with a new paint job so I sanded/razored the frame and fork then put a satin clear over it.

Iíll try and get a better shot at some point, it was very bright out when I snapped that one
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Old 01-27-18, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferrarif2002
Itís a 2015 Evo Hi-Mod. Last year I got hit and both myself and the Evo suffered some pretty good wounds. Decided to have the frame repaired and didnít want to hide the fact that itíd been patched with a new paint job so I sanded/razored the frame and fork then put a satin clear over it.

Iíll try and get a better shot at some point, it was very bright out when I snapped that one
Who did the frame repair?
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Who did the frame repair?
A local guy here in Phoenix, carbonframefix.com. He did a great job and only took about 6 days, very happy with his work and his price was awesome!

Carbon Bicycle Repair, Carbon Fiber Frame Repair - Carbonframefix.com - Phoenix, Az

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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My new ride. Bianchi Oltre XR4, Dura Ace 9150 Di2, Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 AC3, Cane Creek EE brakes, Vision Metron 5D bar. My cat likes it, even if you don't.
Hot 9.5/10 because not Campy
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Old 01-30-18, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferrarif2002
Itís a 2015 Evo Hi-Mod. Last year I got hit and both myself and the Evo suffered some pretty good wounds. Decided to have the frame repaired and didnít want to hide the fact that itíd been patched with a new paint job so I sanded/razored the frame and fork then put a satin clear over it.

Iíll try and get a better shot at some point, it was very bright out when I snapped that one
What kind of damage did the bike take on and about how much to repair? Also, what was the paint, if any and how did you remove? Just sanded?

My bike and I sustained a bit of damage as well. The head tube ripped open down and into the down tube. I've replaced the bike since, but the old one has a full groupset and most everything except will need a new stem, bars, and saddle. Seems a shame to go to waste if a repair and repaint may be affordable.
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Originally Posted by inspclouseau
What kind of damage did the bike take on and about how much to repair? Also, what was the paint, if any and how did you remove? Just sanded?

My bike and I sustained a bit of damage as well. The head tube ripped open down and into the down tube. I've replaced the bike since, but the old one has a full groupset and most everything except will need a new stem, bars, and saddle. Seems a shame to go to waste if a repair and repaint may be affordable.
We're lucky to have a great carbon guy in Phoenix and the repair was only 250

The downtime was cracked on the non-drive side by the water bottle bolts


As for the paint, the bike was a black/grey model and I tried CarboLift but that didn't really work that well. I then started to hit it with 180 grit sandpaper and that worked but takes forever. The best method was using a razor blade and dragging it across the paint. That worked way faster and was easier to deal with than a bunch of paint dust from sanding. In total it took about 20 hours to do and saved 20g on the fork and 90g for the frame. It was a fun project to keep my mind busy while I healed and am super happy with the results but not sure I'd go through at again.
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I did a little upgrading today
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What wheels are those?
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Old 02-01-18, 08:21 PM
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OK. I am new here and it seems like a risky proposition to post in this thread but I will give it a shot. Now, I'm just a guy who likes riding bikes, nothing special, so take it easy!
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Your Allied is both hot and special. It appears to be a bit large for you.
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