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my new giant TCR 1 composite(12 posts)

my new giant TCR 1 compositeFrith
May 4, 2003 10:05 AM
well sort of new...I've had it for about a month now. Got a great deal from LBS. My initial impressions are favourable. It responds instantly to every tiny bit of input from me. It likes to go fast, and it absolutely loves to climb. Transferred some ritchy mtb spd pedals over for now.
Swapped out aero post for one with less setback.
Before I face the stem police firing squad...
Yes there is 3cm of spacers.
Yes there is 18cm of post.
Yes the stem is flipped for + rise...although the angle of the picture exagerates it somewhat.
I've got about 3cm drop from seat to bars and that's the way I like it until I start to get used to the new position. Gradually I'll remove spacers.
Large frame...so less of a slope on the TT. The picture actually exagerates the slope too.
What else can I say? I'm in love.
re: my new giant TCR 1 compositeBaadDawg
May 4, 2003 11:02 AM
gr8 pic frith......Lake Ontario, scarborough bluffs?

Im stuck doing yard work today and can't get out on my Giant.

My Koobi supposed to come next week.
re: my new giant TCR 1 compositeclintb
May 4, 2003 11:57 AM
Congratulations. I just got through switching all of my DA components from a 2001 TCR Zero frame to a new Team TCR Composite. Haven't even got the chance to get it out yet.

Looks great and fantastic pic. I wish I had scenery like that. That should make for a killer desktop wallpaper.
Where is that? "nm"CARBON110
May 4, 2003 12:22 PM
Baaddawg got it right...Frith
May 4, 2003 12:53 PM
Scarborough bluffs on Lake Ontario... On the east end of Toronto
She looks pretty!Live Steam
May 4, 2003 12:56 PM
I love when someone posts a pic of their TCR it gives me the oportunity to post one of mine :O) By the way 3cm of spacers is just fine IMO. Mine has three in the pic, but I have since removed .5cm from the stack and put it on top. I am a little more flexible now after some miles in the saddle. Once things warm up more I may flip another .5cm. I have about 6cm of drop from the saddle to the bars now. I appreciate it more and more from ride to ride. It's super light and very responsive.

Hey enjoy your new ride in good health and happiness.
She looks pretty!BaadDawg
May 4, 2003 4:38 PM
Steam all the record and Kryserium chit makes me jealous.

Frith's pics are better because that's the bike I have but my pedals are nicer :)

Couldn't ride today (was probably nicest day of the season so far) due to yard work Baahhhhh.
She looks pretty!Live Steam
May 4, 2003 6:38 PM
No need to be jealous. Yard duty hey? I didn't ride today either. It was kind of threatening rain here this morning and, well, to be honest, I had to work on our club newsletter today to get it to the printer tomorrow. It is already late. :O( Hey enjoy the miles on you new steed!
... them TCR 's is popular...Akirasho
May 4, 2003 1:35 PM
... almost to the point of needing a seperate forum!!

As for spacers... this is one of those issues that still amaze me... When you look at some "vintage" photos of quill stems on pro bikes (I know there's more to the equation with respect to headtube length and overall geometry) they vary all over the place (and most folks around here know how Grant Petersen and Rivendell feel about said). If it fits YOU, that's all that matters!

Be the bike.
... them TCR 's is popular...Live Steam
May 4, 2003 6:33 PM
I agree. The spacer thing is way overblown. I am sure there are tolerances that shouldn't be exceeded, but I don't believe that even 5, 6 or even 7cm would not violate those tolerances. I don't know if I like the look of too many spacers - for me it is about 3 - 4cm, but that is a personal issue. Frankly if I had to use more than that I would get a different frame that employs an extended head tube configuration such as Pegoretti employs on their Marcelo. I would guess that more mfg. will start to use this design feature to accommodate more diverse rider sizes.
Agreed...spacer stack overblown issuefracisco
May 5, 2003 8:58 AM
The Cat 2's and 3's riding TCRs (Composites and Elites) as their team bikes this year all seem to have a bunch of spacers. But they know what fits. Aesthetics be damned.
re: my new giant TCR 1 compositeclintb
May 4, 2003 6:41 PM
Get this. Max spacers on a TCR composite w/1.125 carbon steerer is 5cm/50mm!! I had to call Giant back to make sure they didn't say 15mm.