Hi weenies. I'm Gabe. I'm here thanks to my friend who you may know as Craciunptr - he has played a large part in turning me into a bike obsessive in recent years and recently switched me on to this amazing community - I've been lurking and browsing with great interest (and lusting after some truly exceptional bikes of course)!
Here is my recent Cervelo Soloist Carbon build. Hopefully its a little bit interesting as you don't see so many these days!
The frame is vintage 2008/9 I believe. It was an eBay acquisition from an amateur racer and had been sitting in a cupboard for a few years before I picked it up last November. I made it my winter project to repair the badly scuffed paintwork, carefully gather all the components, and get it built up...
Its my first build from frame up so I'm sure there are improvements I can make. After riding it every weekend through the summer I am pretty happy with the fit and general setup - I may change the stem and tweak the bar angle a little but overall it is a crazy fast bike and better than I am.
All up weight is 7.1kg. Next build I'll weigh everything as I go, I promise!
Frame is 56cm. The group is Sram Red 10spd w/ Gore cables. Internal routing with this frame was NOT fun!
Bar is a 44cm 3T Aeronova Team. Stem is 3T ArxII, 90mm. Bikeribbon Drops bar tape.
3T carbon bottle cages - I find them practical but might change them out for something a little more elegant soon.
Romin Pro saddle. Look Keo2 Max Carbon pedals.
The wheelset is a pair of FFWD F6R clinchers in carbon/alloy with Continental GP4000 SIIs. They add some weight but I decided deep sections were essential for this frame and I've been super impressed with their performance so far.