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ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THE GIANT THERMOPLASTIC BIKE MADE A(3 posts)

ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THE GIANT THERMOPLASTIC BIKE MADE AEARTHSON
Jun 21, 2001 12:09 AM
ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THE THERMOPLASTIC/CARBON FIBER Y-FOIL TYPE FRAME GIANT MADE SEVRAL YEARS AGO, I AM TRYING TO FIND ONE TO BUY, BUT DON'T KNOW WHAT TO CALL IT? ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED....

THANKS,
CHRIS WORTHEN
re: ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THE GIANT THERMOPLASTIC BIKE MADE APeter E
Jun 21, 2001 12:20 AM
I think it is the Giant MCR your looking for. You probaly know that this frame no is banned in competitions by UCI
Try this link for the bike at Giant's page:
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/uk/bikes/030.000.000.asp?bikes=cataloguestep4&bikeid=9509

You can also search on Giant's homepage for MCR for some more info
Thing is a nightmarestr8dum
Jun 21, 2001 9:26 AM
I have one setup at my TT bike. it is the biggest pain in the as$ to even just switch rear wheels. not to mention building it up. it took almost 30 minutes just to screw in the rear brake b/c the space is soo small you can only turn the allen key like a 1/16 at a time. also the cable routing is counter intuitive. it has 3 holes behind the headset for cable routing. you figure the farthest right hole would be rear derailer, nope, front derailer. the far left is rear derailer so you have to have extra cable wrapper eevey where. also the front derailer mount can only go so high b/c its indented into the carbon mold. that means that you can use a chain ring bigger than 55 and no 55,53 combos.

if i had known better i wouldnt have bought that frame

rich