Giant TCR year 1999

After I wrecked the Mongoose road bike I needed a new frame and fork to replace the wrecked one. I was able to get a Giant frame from Revolutions cycles in Georgetown for pretty cheap.
I didn't know if I should get the medium or the large. The Giant bikes were one of the first to use the compact geometry. I ended up getting the medium and found out that the bike was too small. I had a 140mm stem on it and it still didn't feel right. I had the components from the Mongoose, so the bike was full Dura-Ace 9speed, with a Thomson post. I had the bike for a month enough for me to have built it up with red cables and red bar tape. The bike ended up looking pretty sweet.
The interesting thing was that the frame I got was only offered in Europe as a complete bike, but in the state you could get the frame.