Thought as my first post I would also get up some pics of my first full bike build. It's a limited edition Bowman Palace R - Limited edition because they painted less than 50 of them wrong. So mines is Matte/Gloss black rather than the more common Black/Jade colour scheme.
It's not a super light build really, but not bad for an Alu bike with pretty standard bits.
Anyway, the frame/fork arrived in a box around 10 am on a Thursday morning. One of my cats was as interested as me:
Frame unboxed, headset, forks, stem and bars on there ready to measure for fork cutting:
Then cut the forks to this, played it a little safe:
Bolted the Ultegra groupset bits on, wheels, saddle, saddle-post, ran the cables and set up the brakes:
To this point took me a little over three hours. Another 45 mins and I had the chain on and the rear mech set up. Then the joy of setting up the front mech began. Took me two and a half hours to get perfect...
And she was complete, for now:
I then got a good deal on a Rotor 3d+ MAS crankset with Q-rings. I fitted this then dropped it into the LBS to sort the front mech as I didn't have a new cable or a cable tensioning tool. I also couldn't be bothered...
Crankset fitted and how she looks just now:
Parts and weights (g):
Frame (+hanger and cage bolts): 1142
Forks (cut): 315
Headset + bung: 98
Seat clamp: 20
Groupset (Ultegra unless stated otherwise):
Front brake + pads (swisstop): 169
Rear brake + pads: 165
Rear mech: 195
Front mech: 85
Rotor BB: 77
Rotor crankset + rings: 680
Finishing Kit (g):
SLK Bars (40mm): 222
SLK stem (100mm): 129
K-Force seatpost: 195
Fizik Arione R5 saddle: 221
Cinelli bar tape: 61
Ultegra pedals: 251
Elite carbon cages: 52
K-edge Garmin mount: 40
Dura Ace C24 front + GP4000s tyre + tube: 906
Dura Ace C24 rear + GP4000s tyre + tube + Ultegra cassette: 1408
Bike weight total: 7225 grams
Putting the C50 wheels on there adds around 400g
Easily be sub 7kg with a change of wheels or groupset. Might change them about in future.