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    I may give this a shot. I haven't had a light on my bicycle since the old generator rubbing on the wheel.
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    Just finished putting together Ď03 giant TCR elite 0, with ten speed DA. Thatís a one year only TCR. 175 cranks. Last year for the 6000 Allixx main tubes, carbon forks front, rear and stays. Had to go with 451 long reach calipers. For some reason the lighter DAs couldnít reach? Originally was a stock nine speed, so upgrade. Occasionally a nice frame pops up.

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    Nice bike, were brake mounts off for some reason? Is it a Team Once replica?

    One of my daughters is looking at road bikes and is having sticker shock, even with a frame up possible build
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    No team TCR. Found a couple yellow early ONCE frames but were too rough to waste the cash. I mean beat up. Used stuff needs no dents, cracks, bends. Also, there was a recall on those early forks. Check interweb.

    I ride only (mid 70s), for exercise, serenity, health; around 5000 acre paved park trails. Throw bike in the xB, up to park and bliss.

    Winter is fun cleaning up the bikes in the front room. Big southern facing windows. Lots of Vitamin D.

    Also transferring newer Ultegra set to Ď04 Alan Ultral that has carbon fork and seat stays. Iím hanging up the Giant OCR1 as itís too stiff for me. For the street I ride Giant XTCNRS1. For cracks potholes and such.

    This year the latest I rode was Dec. 10th. Days are getting longer since the 21st. Almost springtime. Gonna snow all night. Gotta shovel tomorrow. Exercise with a purpose.

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    About the brake caliper reach on the TCR. Tire clearance is deeper than regular road frame. Why? I have no clue. Original specs have 7700BR equipment. However, 105, Ultegra and DA, extend only to 49mm. The 451 extends to 57. With the OCR frame made for the street, accommodating wide tire/fenders etc., 451s are also needed. The difference in weight is a few grams. Which to me is irrelevant. I hogged out material on an old Ultegra caliper. There wasnít enough material to cover the brake rim. 700x23 tires.

    Havenít found a Giant site discussing this. On the Alan forks front and rear, index finger doesnít fit between tire and forks. With TCR same finger passes through. Again, go figure? Beside a strictly track/racing frame, the elite0 is supposed to be Giantís top road frame? For 2003. Am getting an actual BR7700 from that era; however, theyíre specified at 49 too. FWIW, whatever.

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    Thatís odd for sure. Glad you found the workaround
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Good one
    One time I came up to a old couple walking in the center of the trail holding hands.
    One went left and one went right while still holding hands.
    I stopped before they figured out to let go of each other.
    The three of us just laughed.
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    No ride, and what is this stuff?

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    Texas pow?
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