Due to a tissue problem on my left foot/ankle I didn't have a chance to ride the bike. I felt better today and took it out for a spin. It is unexpectedly fast. I have a Bianchi Mini-Velo from Japan with an oversized aluminium frame which feels really thick and heavy. The sensation I felt when I switched to my friend's Tarmac SL3 is gone. This is definitely better. It just responds the extra power I put on the pedals and throws itself forward. The tissues in my ankle are still tender, so I couldn't push it hard, but I got the idea.
There are some differences from NAHBS photos. Some of those parts belonged to Chris, so here are the updated parts:
Ritchey Classic seatpost (debadged)
Mavic quick releases (will change)
Iribe stainless bottle cage
Steinbach platform pedals
Cinelli alloy pedal clips
SKF Bottom Bracket
My custom Tune BB was more than 100 grams lighter than SKF, however 100.000 km (65k miles) life expectancy with a 10 year warranty is hard to beat.
The bike was weighed with fenders, front and rear lights, dynamo hub, pump, one bottle cage, platform pedals and clips (w/o straps), a bell, and front rack. Being a 60x57 steel frame with a steel stem, I think the result is pretty awesome.
10.84 kg / 23 lbs 15 oz