first weight weenie bike

Who are you (no off-topic talk please)

Moderator: Moderator Team

Post Reply
ericmerg1
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:57 pm

by ericmerg1

Hello, I got into cycling a hair over a year ago and have quickly been taken under the wing of a weight weenie. Due to this naturally I also became a weenie. Not sure what all to put here so here's the spec list as far as I recall off top of head

Saddle: merek solid carbon saddle
seatpost: kcnc
frame: cervelo r3 painted
fork: scott cr1
wheelset: vuelta corsa superlite 11s
tires: veloflex master 25
cassette: 105
brakes: knock-off feather's
pedals: xpedo ti thrust
chain: knc sl 11s
stem: uno-7 90mm
groupset: sram force (tuned and drilled)
crankset sram red 10s 50/34
bars: origin 8 profit

final weight 6.62kg (14.6lb)

goal was budget and sub uci
tape :deda
cables: alligator link
Attachments
15134208_1479755558705337_2028884032_o.jpg
15225375_1479755792038647_626781516_o.jpg
15271201_1479756132038613_1178325997_o.jpg
15271505_1479755652038661_1757399598_o.jpg
Last edited by ericmerg1 on Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

junchen
Posts: 340
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:21 pm

by junchen

R3?

Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk

Delorre
Posts: 940
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:09 pm

by Delorre

Good looking bike, but maybe 1 size too big for you? I agree with junchen, never saw an r3 with such fork blades. They look identical to my first Scott CR1. Nevermind, I appreciate the effort and the result is nice, enjoy the ride!!
Last edited by Delorre on Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:18 pm, edited 2 times in total.

bencolem
Posts: 1006
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:36 pm
Location: GA

by bencolem

Some great detailing - but that's definitely not a Cervelo R3 frame!

ericmerg1
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:57 pm

by ericmerg1

frame is 2008 r3, fork is scott cr1 forgot to mention that sorry

here it is before painting
Attachments
12988018_1292398257441069_570702595_n.jpg

ericmerg1
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:57 pm

by ericmerg1

updated, changed chainrings to 46/34 instead of 50/34 and installed veloplugs, ti bolts on stem, nylon bolts on bottle cages, and changed to hockey tape as bar tape. Got the bike down to 14lb flat (6.35kg)

User avatar
kgt
Posts: 6789
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
Location: Athens, Greece

by kgt

Delorre wrote:Good looking bike, but maybe 1 size too big for you?

+1
Definitely 1-2 sizes bigger than it should

jkzy
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:06 pm

by jkzy

I'm curious, why did you change to a 46t chainring?

Marin
Posts: 2763
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:48 am
Location: Vienna Austria

by Marin

Don't think it's too big. We need better pics.

ericmerg1
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:57 pm

by ericmerg1

Marin wrote:Don't think it's too big. We need better pics.


It's totally one size too large, but the frameset was free so I make due I may go chinese frame route later on if I ever get Good communication from a frame I'm looking at.

I went 46t chainring because I live in a hilly area and would rather have a slightly easier gearing on the top end for rolling terrain TT

also it's lighter. I may go back if I ever go the extralite octaramp chainrings.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post