New to Me SL3 (Tarmac S-Works)

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kregg
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by kregg

Hi All!! Long time member, first time build up post. I had a Jamis Xenith Pro build up (15.5 lbs at its lightest) with mostly DA 9 speed previously. But I came into the ability to build a dream bike (for me). So I hunted for awhile and focused on SL3s for a month or so. Picked up this low mileage module from across the country. Gotta say I love this lack of color for looks, and weight of course. I almost wound up with the neon red, but think this worked out the best. Especially the matching with the saddle I already had, and the matching with the new stem, brakes and Sram stuff..... I not a fashionista (functionista rather) but these came together nice.

Thanks for Looking!!!


I can't wait till March/April to get this on the road.
Pictures or my lack of photography ability do not do this beauty justice. Edit: Got some outside shots that I think look better

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Rear min i-link loop I made from leftover bits from the Jamis housing
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Tarmac SL3 S-Works 13.75lbs 6.24kg
Jamis Xenith Pro 16.1lbs 7.31kg

2002
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by 2002

nice build

lperdido
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by lperdido

Very nice, I bet it rides sweet. Love the bottle cage.

kregg
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by kregg

lperdido wrote:Very nice, I bet it rides sweet. Love the bottle cage.


THanks! Started out as a white painted Fuji cage. I got bored and had some time so I sanded it down and matte cleared it. Surprised the nice weave that showed underneath, can't believe anyone would cover that up, but it did loose its commercial on it :wink:
Tarmac SL3 S-Works 13.75lbs 6.24kg
Jamis Xenith Pro 16.1lbs 7.31kg

wrx555
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by wrx555

I have the same only with Dura Ace.
The most beautiful s works.

Robi

bencolem
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by bencolem

Beautiful and a great weight but that crankset is minging!

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miltmaster3
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by miltmaster3

nice and strong build i love your s-work
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kregg
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by kregg

Thanks Milt! :)

bencolem wrote:Beautiful and a great weight but that crankset is minging!


Ben,

Minging? Not sure what that means, I am curious cause it doesnt sound good :cry: I googled it and I got "ugly", I'm OK with that since I'm about function, tho I saw some bad reviews in regard to that as well for these cranks. Seemed to stem from the chainrings poor shifting, thats where I am hoping the CT2 replacement for the big ring may qualm that. Plus last bike had a lot more minging on it :)
Tarmac SL3 S-Works 13.75lbs 6.24kg
Jamis Xenith Pro 16.1lbs 7.31kg

bencolem
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by bencolem

Sorry, you're quite right, to someone not familiar with English slang that probably sounds far more derogatory than intended! Just meant that aesthetically it wasn't up to the standards of the rest of the build (although I've also got a thing about matching seat posts to stems as well so its my OCD issue!). Even just changing the inner ring to a black CT2 to match the outer would be a 100% improvement - but then you're a function over form man as you say!

kregg
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by kregg

They make rattle cans to take care of that kind of stuff ;). Plus the cranks are part of the module this started out as. So Specialized are the ones that "matched" this crank with silver rings to the frameset, altho looks like a good fit to me as well already. I did pick out everything else to go with the build, but again just got lucky with how it all matched up. THanks for the feedback, I am open to all that kinda stuff :)
Tarmac SL3 S-Works 13.75lbs 6.24kg
Jamis Xenith Pro 16.1lbs 7.31kg

d1234
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by d1234

Nice look! May I suggest a bit of colored vinyl tape stuck on the handlebar, under the stem's face plate, to make the "3T" logo visible. I've used a srtip of colored electircal tape to good effect here.

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Marzz
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by Marzz

Very nice - but yeah - you need the SL3 set back seat post :)
I was running the Toupe Team 143 for ages (on the Romin now) - awesome saddle!
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kregg
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by kregg

Marzz wrote:Very nice - but yeah - you need the SL3 set back seat post :)
I was running the Toupe Team 143 for ages (on the Romin now) - awesome saddle!



S-works post with set back and zertz came with the module, I decided to sell it since I was able to get my fit with a zero set back KCNC post I already had and save 80g :)

Glad you like the toupe too, I ran it last year I liked it much more than the SLR I had previously, my sit bones need a 143!
Tarmac SL3 S-Works 13.75lbs 6.24kg
Jamis Xenith Pro 16.1lbs 7.31kg

kregg
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by kregg

Color matched the skewers Matte black 'cept the red centers. Hoping this makes up for the minging cranks ;)

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Tarmac SL3 S-Works 13.75lbs 6.24kg
Jamis Xenith Pro 16.1lbs 7.31kg

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luckypuncheur
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by luckypuncheur

Very nice build - but cut that steerer and think about changing the stem (as it doesn't really fit the frame). ;)
And please post a picture with the new chainrings. :)
Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live.

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