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My new baby(22 posts)

My new babyLive Steam
Mar 1, 2003 9:17 AM
It's been quite depressing here in NYC wil lot's of ice, snow and salted roads full of pot holes. I need warm weather on my bod. I thought about putting my new ride in the truck and heading south, but it seems the south doesn't have such great weather either. This was my winter project and I need to get some good miles in :O)

Specs: Full Record Carbon gruppo, Ksyrium SSL SC, ITM stem, Elite Patao cages and bottles. I may go back to Speedplay Ti from Look 396. As pictured 16.2 lbs!
Mar 1, 2003 9:23 AM
... I'm not a fan of compact frames and sloping top tubes... but that's smokin'...

Be careful now, or you'll fall under the UCI's somewhat arbitrary weight limit... thus ruining your pro career!

Be the bike.
whew... Thanks!Live Steam
Mar 1, 2003 9:35 AM
:O) This frame replaced the AL version. I was never a fan of compact geometry either until I purchased that AL TCR frame. I have traditional frames, but I must say that ther is something to the compact frame geometry that gives them a different feel. Zoom is a good way to describe it. Instantanious response to pedal action when up and sprinting.

I think with pedals, it will be well within the UCI limits. Now if I could just shave about another 8lbs of winter fat off of my body, this will be a damn good season.
Looks mean! Nice pic. (nm)jtferraro
Mar 1, 2003 9:42 AM
Looks mean! Nice pic. (nm)Live Steam
Mar 1, 2003 9:50 AM
This is what it replaced. I would loved to have kept it, but we have limited space right now. I built a Klein Quantum Pro up for my fiance and I am not getting rid of my steel Colnago :O)
She's a beauty.look271
Mar 1, 2003 9:51 AM
Like the black/yellow theme. Sweet looking. Have fun riding her!
Stem/Post Question for GiantFez
Mar 1, 2003 10:17 AM
Nice bike, by the way. Was that a Giant complete bike or did you build up the frameset?

I notice you have an ITM Millenium stem on it. I seem to recall that Giant used to have special stems to go with the TCR bikes. Is there anything unique about the Giant TCR stem, or will anything work with that frame.
Stem/Post Question for GiantLive Steam
Mar 1, 2003 11:23 AM
I just bought the frame and built it up with my own choice of components. Actually the ITM stem will more than likely be changed out for either an Easton Carbon or ITM Carbon, once I deside upon the length I'll need. I had that ITM stem already. The Giant stem that comes on built-up bikes is carbon. You can go to their web site at and get all the specs. The seatpost is a Record Carbon post I also had in my collection of parts :O) I may keep it or switch to a USE carbon post.
re: My new babyGiant Joe
Mar 1, 2003 12:06 PM
Sweet ride.
Once you ride, that put A smile on your face even with cold,snow or whatever.
I got my in A XL size which is harder to notice the slope.
16.5lb including pedals,cages and computer
re: My new babyaliensporebomb
Mar 1, 2003 12:29 PM
Wow. Both of the TCRs you have/had are nice.

I gotta get me some of those Ksyrium wheels for my TCR2.

Let us know how the new baby rides!
Lovely bike, congrats. What's your signif other say....PdxMark
Mar 1, 2003 1:42 PM
about oil drips on that rug when you work on the bike???
Lovely bike, congrats. What's your signif other say....Live Steam
Mar 1, 2003 3:21 PM
Yeah it does suck having to use the foyer as a shop. I put down a little drop cloth and that works. I used to have a great shop in my house, but the future Mrs. didn't want a of my old ghosts stalking her :O) I sold it and deposed a tenant from a one bedroom condo I own. It sucks having to pay for storage each month. One accumulates a lot of STUFF over 43 years :O) I can't wait until we move - where ever that may be. We are considering Scottsdale so we can leave these icy Winters behind. Anyone from AZ?
re: My new babyThorman
Mar 1, 2003 3:09 PM
This sort of looks like my new ride. It sounds like you and I had the same project this winter. I wish it would warm up here in the NE so we could get these new TCR's on the road where they should be!

re: My new babyLive Steam
Mar 1, 2003 3:10 PM
Very nice :O) Is that an Easton Carbon seatpost and stem?
re: Picture of size XL Giant (maybe!)Giant Joe
Mar 1, 2003 5:48 PM
Just got A digital camera,first picture of my XL Giant
re: Picture of size XL Giant (OK I Got IT)Giant Joe
Mar 1, 2003 6:27 PM
OK First pictures are A little rough.
Dura ace and add the Rolfs Vigors upgrade for another $150 more then If I would have got It with the Mavic K's.
Bike fashion police alert!look271
Mar 1, 2003 6:40 PM
Mis-matched tires! Definate no-no =) Nice bike. Now go out and get a matching front or rear. =)
False alarm not A real cop!Giant Joe
Mar 1, 2003 9:06 PM
What kind cop are you!If you are one at all.
You missed the mis-matched water bottle cages and they are different colors too,who is your superior officer I want to file A complaint!
Anyway that conti failed me before 200 miles,so In the crapper she went

Slow Joe (must be because the mis-match tires)
False alarm not A real cop!look271
Mar 2, 2003 8:45 AM
I just saw the glaring crime and over-looked the minor infractions. Happy riding! =)
re: Picture of size XL Giant (OK I Got IT)Greyhound
Mar 2, 2003 2:18 PM
How do you like the new rolfs?

Nice setup with the bars, BUT..Spunout
Mar 2, 2003 9:27 AM
maybe move the levers up the curves to get a nice horizontal grip. Looks like you'r pointing down a bit. BTW, if it works for you, then go for it.!
Nice setup with the bars, BUT..Giant Joe
Mar 3, 2003 12:39 AM
Matching vredestein came today so call off the dogs,still working on cages
Just installed different stem last week and bar is off,didn't notice
Rolfs 1100 miles no problems,would buy again no problem

The trolls are out in the Velonew forum again!

So here is link to about rolf vigors