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My Cervelo Soloist Team - Updated w/ p0rn!

Old 03-28-07, 12:56 AM
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My Cervelo Soloist Team - Updated w/ p0rn!

I built this soloist up last august, exactly 5 days before I crashed an ATV (quad) and landed myself in the hospital with a destroyed wrist, cracked ribs, stitches, plates, pins, screws, yada yada... Couldn't ride for 3 months, but was back on in November and got a couple thousand miles on it since. I originally spec'd it out with the R700 compact crank but probikekit f'd up the order. So it's finally straightened out and the bike is built up now how I originally planned.

I've got an 11-23 cassette on there, but I may mutate it into an 11-25 (11,12,13,14,15,16,19,21,23,25), but we'll see how things go.

Other changes made recently were the SLR saddle and tacx tao cages.

EDITED: Weighs in around 4,000 lbs




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Old 03-28-07, 01:02 AM
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The black and silver trim on that machine is sweet! Drooooool
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Nice!!! But my headtube doesn't have that Cervelo logo on the front. I guess it's because my headtube is so short (my bike is a 49 cm).
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Im drooling.. very nice built and I love the wheels!
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Looks great!!!

I put rival on mine. Next week I'll be ordering the carbon seatpost. In the future will be wheels.
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Very nice.
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Phook me. Something about that particular color scheme of Soloist. Very good looking ride. How's the ride? I've read quite a few reviews in past on roadbikereview.com and quite a few people say it doesn't have the harsh aluminum ride you'd expect from a full aluminum frame. What's your take?
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Looks very nice. A compact with an 11-23 is a great setup. Be careful of that 16-19 tooth jump on your hybrid cassette. That will likely suck at shifting... and those are some nice gears in that gap. But, there is no way that bike weighs 16.5lbs with the kit it's wearing.
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Originally Posted by briscoelab
But, there is no way that bike weighs 16.5lbs with the kit it's wearing.
+1

Wishful thinking.
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someone needs a new scale. 18 lbs if lucky.
 
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Originally Posted by Chad's Colnago
Phook me. Something about that particular color scheme of Soloist. Very good looking ride. How's the ride? I've read quite a few reviews in past on roadbikereview.com and quite a few people say it doesn't have the harsh aluminum ride you'd expect from a full aluminum frame. What's your take?
The ride is smooth, but I've never been on full carbon or Ti to compare it to. I love it. Wouldn't want anything else.

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Looks very nice. A compact with an 11-23 is a great setup. Be careful of that 16-19 tooth jump on your hybrid cassette. That will likely suck at shifting... and those are some nice gears in that gap. But, there is no way that bike weighs 16.5lbs with the kit it's wearing..
Yeah, the tooth jump is a concern, which is why I didn't do it right off the bat. I've got to see if I really need the extra gears or not before doing it.

You're probably right about the weight... more like 17-18... I don't have any scale at all, so it was just a quick sum of manufacturer weights... plus there's a double wrap of cinelli bar tape which adds AT LEAST a full pound
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I weighed that bike in a 56cm and it was 19.4 lbs with temporary pedals. Figure 450grams for the pedals and you are down to 18.4 pounds. Unless you have 500g wheels.

Not hating... I love the bike and I almost bought one this week.
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I thought this was BF, not weight weenies? Isn't this the correct place to exaggerate everything? Hmmm... I'll have to remember NEVER to post a guestimate weight ever again since everyone seems to have weighed my bike before me. Who gives a sh*t anyway... I'm not weight weenie and the bike rides awesome. bleh. Damn you all!!

I added up the manufacturer weights again and it still comes out less than 17lbs... hmmm... maybe I forgot to include the air in the frame... or the loctite... or the grease perhaps? I'm going to have to contact NASA on this one.
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If it doesn't matter why did you post the weight anyway? I don't care what your bike weighs, it's a nice ride.
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Originally Posted by MIN
If it doesn't matter why did you post the weight anyway? I don't care what your bike weighs, it's a nice ride.
No reason at all. Some people are curious as to weight. I was curious, I added it up, I posted a rough guess, I got flamed. C'est la vie.

Thanks though.. I agree, it is a nice ride
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Originally Posted by grahny
No reason at all. Some people are curious as to weight. I was curious, I added it up, I posted a rough guess, I got flamed. C'est la vie.

Thanks though.. I agree, it is a nice ride
No one is flaming you about the weight. But, there is no reason to spread misinformation in a thread when you haven't actually weighed the bike....
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Originally Posted by briscoelab
No one is flaming you about the weight. But, there is no reason to spread misinformation in a thread when you haven't actually weighed the bike....
Spreading misinformation is a prerequisite for forum membership Plus I originally said "about 16.5lbs" which would imply the obvious notion of the lack of a scale.

Definition of the word about from the Bill Clinton dictionary:

a*bout [uh-bout]:

3. near; close to: a man about my height; about six o'clock; that bike is about 16.5lbs

I'm just f'n around here... who cares!
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DAMN! That all black look is sexy!
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Originally Posted by grahny

a*bout [uh-boot]:

3. near; close to: a man about my height; about six o'clock; that bike is about 16.5lbs

I'm just f'n around here... who cares!
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Originally Posted by grahny
I added up the manufacturer weights again and it still comes out less than 17lbs... hmmm... maybe I forgot to include the air in the frame... or the loctite... or the grease perhaps? I'm going to have to contact NASA on this one.
For future reference never, ever, ever trust the manufactures claimed weights. It is not at all uncommon for them to be off by 15% - 20% or even more.
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Looks great!!! What wheels are those? I was thinking Bonti Race Lites, but I am probably wrong

I am also enjoying my Soloist
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wow, congrats on the bike... <envy green>
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Originally Posted by ryanhulce
Looks great!!! What wheels are those? I was thinking Bonti Race Lites, but I am probably wrong

I am also enjoying my Soloist
They're '06 Rolf Vigor RS's. They can take one hell of a beating.
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Here's my 51cm Team Soloist. Made some considerable changes:

Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 12-27 (Good gearing for the hills in my area)
Brake Calipers: Shimano Ultegra (Cervelo calipers are not great)
Crankset: FSA K-Force MegaExo 170mm
Bottom Bracket: FSA K-Force MegaExo
Stem: Deda Newton 90mm
Handlebar: FSA Pro Compact Aluminum Bar, 42cm (c-c), 125mm drop, 78mm reach, 260g (don't like ergo bend bars, and I love the shallow and short drop)
Saddle: Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow (very comfortable-for a small, lighter rider like me, I have wide sit bones)
Pedals: Look Keo Classic
Computer: Cateye Strada Cadence (not pictured here--speed is read from rear wheel, which is great if you're on a trainer)
Cages: 2 Tacx Tao bottle cages (Silver)
Tape: Profile Design simulated cork (White)
Total weight: 18.2 lbs (with pedals, cages and computer)

Aero beats weight except on the steepest of hills!
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