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Giant TCR Composite owners(8 posts)

Giant TCR Composite ownersspeedisgood
Mar 15, 2003 8:54 PM
Is the headset internal (cups inside headtube) or integrated (bearings sit directly on the inside walls of the headtube)? Thanks!
re: Giant TCR Composite fixercurlybike
Mar 15, 2003 9:16 PM
Bearings are inside the frame recesses and are cartridge style sealed bearings with a beveled shoulder on one side and a beveled bore on the other. THe beveled od aligns the brng with the frame and the beveled bore mates with a bevel on the hs part that is on the steerer tube of the fork.
re: Giant TCR Composite fixerspeedisgood
Mar 15, 2003 9:54 PM
So there's no metal cup to protect the frame from the bearing? I wonder if the composite will wear significantly from the bearing shifting.
re: Giant TCR Composite fixercurlybike
Mar 16, 2003 12:07 PM
OOps, I was working on an Al TCR Once bike, I dumbassed myself and looked over the fact that you wanted to know about the composite bike, DOH!I homed in on the TCR and blotted the rest out. Sorry, nevermind me.
At least you replied . . .speedisgood
Mar 16, 2003 7:29 PM
so thanks anyway! I woulda thought with all the new TCR Comp. owners out there that I'd get the answer pretty easily. Guess not.
re: Giant TCR Composite fixerLive Steam
Mar 17, 2003 2:55 PM
There is an AL race inside the top and bottom of the headtube.
re: Giant TCR Composite ownersLeak
Mar 16, 2003 8:06 PM
Internal; aluminum (I believe) cups inside the head tube.
Are the cups replaceable? (nm)speedisgood
Mar 17, 2003 4:19 PM