Looking for Info on these wheel - 97/98 Giant MCR/TCR?

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Looking for Info on these wheel - 97/98 Giant MCR/TCR?

Postby ozdavo » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:07 pm

I came across these wheels in a tip shop of all places, so my assumption is they are stuffed, but I'd like to get some info on them if possible.

The rear has a definite wobble, but the front seemed to spin reasonably true, when spun in my hands.
They have alloy clincher rims with what look like plastic coated aero spokes (R=16/F=12), and "Giant Composite" Carbon(wrapped?) hubs.
I like the look of them, and they will probably only end up hung on the wall, but it would be good to know how old they are, "what" they are (TT/Tri or Road design that never caught on?)
Anyway any info/links appreciated.

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Re: Looking for Info on these wheel

Postby ozdavo » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:27 pm

anyone?
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Re: Looking for Info on these wheel

Postby familyguy » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:43 pm

I briefly had a pair in my posession. Giant EXT Pro carbon hubs, fat plastic 'carbon' spokes, but Rigida DP18 rims. I dont know how you true them, I assume its through the rim wall beneath the tape. I never took the tyres off.

They came standard issue in '97 TCR's I believe. Unless you can see anything wrong with them, they may not be busted. Just surplus to someones requirements. Pick them up, check them out. I watched a pair go for $400 on ebay once :wink:

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Re: Looking for Info on these wheel

Postby ozdavo » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:40 pm

Awesome Jim, Thanks :D
They seem to be the same as references/images I can find for "Giant EXT Pro Carbon/aluminum", only these have Italian made FiR rims, not Rigida which all other references seems to have.
So late '90s date also helps. Spoke nipples are accessed via hex key under the rim tape. look like Alloy jobs, somewhat corroded.

I might throw a tube on the front and see how it rolls :lol:

I love getting new toys (even if they are old & might not work!)

Still open to more info...
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Re: Looking for Info on these wheel - 97/98 Giant MCR/TCR?

Postby Evo6point5 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:56 pm

Set on eBay ATM $250 from memory. Saw them today
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