I am going to build my new Tarmac SL3 this weekend, and thought I would share here. I haven't built a bike since 2008, so I'm really excited. The last bike I built was a Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL, with full Dura Ace 7800. I was toying with doing a Tarmac SL4, but I fell in love with this Project Yellow SL3 and was able to make a good buy on it at my LBS.
So far, all I have is pictures of the frame. I took it into a tint shop today that puts paint protection on all my cars, and had them apply the clear film onto the areas of the bike that are most vulnerable to damage from rocks, etc... I had the front of the head tube, the front of the forks, the front of the downtube, the back of the seat tube, and each of the rear chain stays protected. It should really help protect the bike.
Sorry, I'm not a photographer at all, but here are some pictures I quickly snapped of the frame after getting the protective film applied.
I am building the bike up with Campagnolo Super Record 11. I had a little bit of a hard time sourcing the BB30 68x42 cups for the BB, but I found a pair and should have them tomorrow or Friday. That's the last thing we're waiting for. The rest of the details are:
Full Campagnolo SR11 Drivetrain (Brakes, crank, derailleurs, cassette, chain, shifters, BB)
Mavic Cosmic Carbone Powertap Wheelset
Easton EC70 Handlebar
The stem is not yet determined
Saddle will likely be Specialized Romin (carbon rails of course =) )
I'm sure I'm missing a few details. I'm open to any suggestions, comments, criticism, etc...and look forward to some feedback. I'll post pics of the gruppo soon, and then obviously pics of the complete project on Friday or Saturday.