older 2012 Cervelo R3

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by b5000

Hi everyone -

Really enjoyed lurking and reading all of the different topics and I appreciate the forum as a great source on maintenance, different components, and hard to find arcana.

Thought I would post my older 2012 R3 that I've been slowly trying out different parts and changing things here and there over the years....and finally I've just about got it to where I'm really totally enjoying it.

After years or messing around finally got a bike fitting early over year ago and its been even better than ever to ride since the fitting tweaks. Still messing around with the stem height though.

Its been a lot of fun working on the bike and learning to service different parts of the bike. I was really inspired by this forum member's beautiful work on a similar model: viewtopic.php?t=134406.


Frame: 2012 Cervelo R3 (54cm)
Fork: 2012 Cervelo R5 SL
hanger: Wheels Manufacturing #163
Headset: Stock FSA Orbit
seatpost clamp: stock cervelo
Seatpost: 3T Dorico LTD
Seat: Bontrager Paradigm XXX - 138mm
Stem: 3T ARX II Team Stealth - 110mm
Bar: 3T ergonova LTD - 420mm
Bartape: Fizik Superlight White
bottle cages and hardware: Generic Asian CF Cages - amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MNBFOAK
Outer Cables: generic stock & jagwire
Inner Cables: generic & sram
Brakes: Sram Rival
Front derailleur: Sram Force 22
Rear derailleur: Sram Force 22
Crankset: Rotor 3D+ 172.5
Bottom Bracket: Sram BBright
Chainrings: Rotor NoQ - 50 / 34
Chainring bolts: Stock Rotor
Chain: KMC X11SL 11 Speed
Shifters: Sram Force 22
Cassette: Sram Red 1190 - 11/28
Wheels: Giant SLR 0 - 30mm
hubs: Giant / DT Swiss
Spokes: Giant / DT Swiss
Rims: Giant SLR 0
Inntertubes: (Performance Bike House Brand) Forté Light 60mm Valve Presta Tube
Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000s II
Pedals: Look Keo Max 2 carbon
Polar/garmin/computer mounts: Topeak PanoBike Bluetooth Smart Cadence and Speed Sensor
Tape/glue: standard electrical tape

Not at all a super light bike by WW standards (but still great fun for my abilities and budget) - Weight is 6.5kg.
Last edited by b5000 on Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:20 am, edited 3 times in total.

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by finner

Nice clean bike and a good weight. I like the wheels, what are they?

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by b5000


Thanks. (Sorry forgot to add parts list - just edited it to include the component list) The Wheelset is the Giant SLR 0. : https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/slr-0 ... road-black
(they can often be found on ebay for around 1100$)

The better deal is the Giant SLR 1 wheelset - which I've sometimes seen sell for 800$ or less. They are great wheels in my opinion.

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by DJT21

finner wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:03 am
Nice clean bike and a good weight. I like the wheels, what are they?
Really? It looks like it was thrown together!

Whats going on with the saddle angle? Do you not have any cable cutters? Those outers are a disgrace! ;-)

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