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My new Cervelo R3

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My new Cervelo R3

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:23 pm

Complete build list to follow, but the highlights are:
Frame: Cervelo R3
Fork: 3T Funda Pro
Brakes: AX Lightness Perseus
Saddle: Fizik Arione (or Becker Carbon)
Cranks: Cannondale Si SL SRM
BB: the Ti/Starnut special
Brifters & RD: SRAM Red
FD: Dura-Ace
Seatpost: KCNC Ti Pro Lite
Chain: KMC
Cages: BTP
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Ti (black)

Waiting for my Zipp SL bars to arrive in the mail & there is a 3T stem that matches much better that'll go with it. The fork steerer will also be properly trimmed then as well. When that shows up I'll toss on some light wheels & get it weighed. My guess is that it'll be about 13.5# with the SRM.

The 1st ride was yesterday & it's an amazing bike. I have been riding bikes with less than perfect shifting for the last month so it was great to be back on a proper build with perfect shifting.

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Postby Gregorio » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:09 pm

very nice, I was going to say 13 1/2 seems high but I forgot the SRM.
Looks like you have a very forward position.
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Postby billyboy » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:00 pm

Wow!! Black and white!! :shock: Wow, Love it!!
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Postby yetimatt » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:03 pm

That is one of the nicest looking R3's I've seen. I really like the white. Maybe some black C-dale SI-SL Arms would look good? Great bike!
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Postby pritchet74 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:26 pm

I was thinking about black arms but I actually really like the silver look. It ties into the derailleurs. That's what I'll keep telling myself. :wink:
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Postby Tony » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:36 pm

What kind of system you have with those cranks to fit the frame..? Pics?
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Postby Starnut » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:10 am

Man.......... you were right. You need those silver bolts and some air in the rear tire.



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Postby Fibre-Lyte » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:31 am

Looks sharp 8-)

My LBS has one of the exact same framesets in at the moment and they look better up close than in photos... and they look great in photos :D
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Postby pritchet74 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:49 am

Starnut wrote:Man.......... you were right. You need those silver bolts and some air in the rear tire.

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I was wondering if anyone would notice the flat rear tire! The only tube I had available has a valve stem that just a bit too short to pump up the rear tire. I wanted to get the pics posted this morning though.

Can't wait for the silver crank bolts to show up though..... :wink:
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Postby Boonen » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:47 pm

Nice one Pritchet, looks very familiar. One of my friends has a white R3 as well, they really do look extra nice in person :D
What bb did you use? I did hear there would be one coming out making it possible (more cost efficient and reliable then with the Sibex crank arms) to use the Cannondale SRM on any bike you'd like. Somehow the bargains on them now also seem to have disappeared ...


Here's a picture of my friends bike, although at this stage it's still a 'work in progress' :wink:


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Postby Rasmus » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:56 pm

I love black and white bikes! :shock:
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Postby mythical » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:10 pm

Me too, Rasmus! I have one build in progress myself!

Pritchett, are you gonna leave those CSC stickers on the seat tube on? :shock:

Other than that I'm curious whatever tinkering you'll be doing on this bike. That R3 frame I'm sure is a great (-looking) platform! :thumbUp:
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Postby pritchet74 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:27 pm

The CSC stickers are definately coming off. I just haven't done it yet.

Ras - jrennie was telling me yesterday that I should go with a white saddle & bar tape. I think that I am now convinced. I just need to figure out how to keep white bar tape clean!

Here's a pic of the BB to use the C'dale Si crankset with a standard BB shell.
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Postby Rasmus » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:55 pm

It took me a while to actually put 2 and 2 together; "wait, SRM Si on a Cervelo?" Anyway, white stem, saddle, tape.. and hoods? :victory:

Are those airbrushed spiders I see?
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Postby Fibre-Lyte » Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:11 pm

Nice photo Christian 8-)
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