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Old 05-09-13, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by echotraveler View Post
NOT - its the seatbag...looks SO out of place on tat bike.
Seat bags look bobo on ANY bike.
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Old 05-09-13, 01:26 PM
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Visiting family in warmer climes and a good rental is better than the hassle of traveling avec velo.
Makes sense!
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Old 05-09-13, 02:53 PM
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Wow, is that the new Giant aero bike? Pretty dang sweet!

How much is rental? Renting bicycles seems more expensive than renting cars usually...
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Old 05-09-13, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 3kmi View Post
A few changes since the last time I posted in here. Gravel grinder mode (Record Hubs to Campy Barcelona rims with 27 Pave's glued up and King SS cages)

Frikkin' HOTTT! Looks like a custom painted fork; what fork is that? AWESOME
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Old 05-09-13, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 3kmi View Post
a few changes since the last time i posted in here. Gravel grinder mode (record hubs to campy barcelona rims with 27 pave's glued up and king ss cages)

hot.
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Old 05-09-13, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by milkbaby View Post
Wow, is that the new Giant aero bike? Pretty dang sweet!

How much is rental? Renting bicycles seems more expensive than renting cars usually...
TCR Advanced: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...o/11489/55795/

Cost was $65/day at this shop for this bike. Try rentabike.com and velolet.com.
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Old 05-09-13, 06:21 PM
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You guys can give me your worst, I won't be upset.

I still have to cut the steerer, but haven't ridden it enough to decide on stem position yet.

Funny thing is I've been riding on my heavy PT wheel and throwing whatever front wheel on there for a while so I noticed the air was way low on these tires.

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Old 05-09-13, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by aramis View Post
You guys can give me your worst, I won't be upset.

I still have to cut the steerer, but haven't ridden it enough to decide on stem position yet.

Funny thing is I've been riding on my heavy PT wheel and throwing whatever front wheel on there for a while so I noticed the air was way low on these tires.

Hot!!
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Old 05-09-13, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Hint: Nothing is blooming in Halfspeed's town.
The trees are budding, the hostas are coming up and the grass is green. Still nothing like the azaleas in the picture, though.
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Old 05-09-13, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by aramis View Post
You guys can give me your worst, I won't be upset.

I still have to cut the steerer, but haven't ridden it enough to decide on stem position yet.

Funny thing is I've been riding on my heavy PT wheel and throwing whatever front wheel on there for a while so I noticed the air was way low on these tires.

those god awful stickers (damn near the same ones that came on my wheels) have GOT to go. cut that steer tube too.
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Old 05-09-13, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
NOT!!!!

Damn cheap ass plastic bikes all look the same.
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Old 05-09-13, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by bmcphx View Post
those god awful stickers (damn near the same ones that came on my wheels) have GOT to go. cut that steer tube too.
I hear you on the stickers, but it makes them a pain to sell them.

I ride on heavy 32 spoke wheels (powertap) most of the time so I'll probably end up selling them sooner rather than later.
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Old 05-09-13, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bmcphx View Post
those god awful stickers (damn near the same ones that came on my wheels) have GOT to go. cut that steer tube too.
I'm looking for something negative to say, but the stickers are about it for me too. I've never really liked the looks of these BMC machines, but this one has some potential. You can always find some aftermarket decals to put back on if you need to.
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Old 05-09-13, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by aramis View Post
I hear you on the stickers, but it makes them a pain to sell them.
not really, since just about everyone hates those ****ing things, and the reynolds stickers by the valve hole can stay.
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Old 05-09-13, 09:37 PM
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I guess I'm in the minority here but I think that particular Reynolds decal would look pretty cool when it's spinning along at high speed. I hope the cycling industry doesn't stay with the all-black stealth look for too much longer.
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Old 05-10-13, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Vaio_s View Post
I guess I'm in the minority here but I think that particular Reynolds decal would look pretty cool when it's spinning along at high speed. I hope the cycling industry doesn't stay with the all-black stealth look for too much longer.
+1

I have the Assaults on my bike and I like the decals. I guess I am in the minority.
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Old 05-10-13, 09:12 AM
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Damned if those aren't a nice group of bikes. I didn't see a chilly one in the bunch... so I give them all a HOT rating!

Now, one couldn't give me a wheel with no-cross radial spoke-age, but I don't hold that against a bike under review. Fashion is fleeting. Like short-shorts on a 45 year old lady...not my cup of tea, but its easy enough to fix if all else is good to go!
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Old 05-10-13, 10:20 AM
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Here's my main bike as it sits today. Slightly updated from the last time I posted it.



Taken in my garage due to rain, and with my Galaxy S4. So angle was a bit limited.
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The TCR is a nice, aggressive looking bike. I'm voting it hot, even though the orange tape implies it is only meant to be ridden around Halloween...plus extra points for the November wheelset
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Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
The TCR is a nice, aggressive looking bike. I'm voting it hot, even though the orange tape implies it is only meant to be ridden around Halloween...plus extra points for the November wheelset
Orange tape for team colors. It's old and needs to be replaced. Not sure if I want to go back to black or get new orange tape.
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Old 05-10-13, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by aramis View Post
You guys can give me your worst, I won't be upset.

I still have to cut the steerer, but haven't ridden it enough to decide on stem position yet.

Funny thing is I've been riding on my heavy PT wheel and throwing whatever front wheel on there for a while so I noticed the air was way low on these tires.

If anything, I would take off the sticker that's across from the Reynolds logo (whatever that says). And only leave one, so it would look a little simple and less cluttered.

I also have never been a huge BMC fan. Have heard great things about them, but they're just "meh" for me. Not ugly, but doesn't call my attention. Although the new TMR01 is spectacular.

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Old 05-10-13, 12:04 PM
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Leaving a sticker on one side would be even worse, it would look so lopsided.

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I also have never been a huge BMC bike.
I'm not a big BMC bike either, thank god.
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Old 05-10-13, 12:04 PM
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Orange tape for team colors. It's old and needs to be replaced. Not sure if I want to go back to black or get new orange tape.
Orange. Life is too short for boring tape. Or boring anything.
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Old 05-10-13, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by EnzoRWD View Post
Orange. Life is too short for boring tape. Or boring anything.
Also, you get to rock V-Colors.
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That TCR pic almost looks like the bar tape is a nice, worn leather. Maybe you should go with leather or leather-look tape? I kinda like it.
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