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2012 Cervelo T1

Track, not Tarck.

Frame:
2012 Cervelo T1 51cm

Fork/Headset:
Cervelo Track Fork / FSA IS-2 Headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
FSA Carbon Track Cranks / Crank Brothers Cyan Ti ISIS BB

Pedals:
Shimano Ultegra Carbon

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
- / EAI Superstar 17t, 15t, Dura Ace 16t / FSA 49t / n/a

Derailleurs/Shifters:
-

Handlebars/Stem:
(1) Easton EC90 Track drops (Black) / 3T ARX-Team (2) Nitto RB 021 (silver) / [NEW] 3T ARX-Team

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia SLR TT / Cervélo Aero SL

Brakes:
-

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
(1) 28h Zipp 404 Track Wheel (2) 20h 33mm Carbon (Matte) rim / 20h Zipp Track Hub

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
(1) 28h Zipp 404 Track Wheel (2) 24h 33mm Carbon (Matte) rim / 24h Zipp Track Hub

Accessories:
Bont Vaypor cycling shoes, Catlike Whisper Plus helmet, Shimano cleats

More Info:
08/02/2012: added the RB-021 bars and another 3T ARX Team stem for getting riding in off-track. 07/20/2013: bike sold. RIP

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 3

Added by MustangWolf. Last updated over 6 years ago.

As of over 6 years ago, MustangWolf has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

97 Comments

keju

keju says:

how many degree your stem?

Posted over 5 years ago

apollo

apollo says:

Where did you get the cervelo T1? I'm searching the internet dealer of this frames during 2 month, but with no result

Posted almost 6 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Bike sold.

Posted over 6 years ago

danvdls

danvdls says:

Pm'd

Posted over 6 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

My motorcycling has taken more of my time these last few months and I am selling the T1 as either a complete or separately. In the next couple of days I'll be posting an ad for it in the Marketplace. Please direct all questions there when it is posted.

Posted over 6 years ago

stormtroopin

stormtroopin says:

Are you really thinking of selling the bike/frameset? If so, you have my attention.

Posted over 6 years ago

Dayu_PJ

Dayu_PJ says:

Ah....This Is So Beautiful
Add To My Fav.

How Tall Are you??

Posted almost 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

I am 5' 6". I am thinking about selling it to fuel my Ducati fever.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Dayu_PJ

Dayu_PJ says:

How Much You gonna Sell It??

Posted almost 7 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

May I ask why you decided to go with carbon cranks? It seems like it would make sense to get stiffer cranks like Dura Ace, Rotor, or even Omniums, no?

Posted about 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

For my weight, they're plenty stiff. The benefit is they're pretty light—considering that they're a rotating mass. Not a fan of Omniums doe.

Posted about 7 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

I suppose, but I'm a pretty small guy myself and I've managed to flex Carbon FSAs pretty easily. It really is personal preference though when you're at the quality level you're at now.

Posted about 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Which version of the FSA cranks do you have?

Posted about 7 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

I had FSA Carbon Track cranks until I switched to Omniums, and then to Dura Ace.

Posted about 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

There are two versions of the FSA carbon cranks—I have the newer version which aside form changing to a spider, FSA changed the internal aluminum skeleton of the crank arms giving the aluminum section more mass. This leads me to believe you had the first generation cranks which I've heard had more flex as well as issues with the chainring disc slipping.

Posted about 7 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

That must've been it, but I have multiple friends who've switched to Omniums because of flexing, dunno if they were using 2nd or 1st gen though.

Posted about 7 years ago

JSTEWART304

JSTEWART304 says:

Perfection.

Posted about 7 years ago

Gabuyo

Gabuyo says:

Is that bar height track legal? From the picture it doesn't seem like it clears the top of the wheel.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

The question you should be asking is if the bike is being used in any UCI events. Not every track enforces UCI rules if the event/race is not UCI sanctioned.

And yes, the bottoms of the bars exceed the tops of the tires—but I do not compete (currently) in Category races at Hellyer (which incidentally does not have strict observation of UCI specs regarding track bikes). But you knew that already, right?

Your drops reach past the top of your tire...

Posted over 7 years ago

Gabuyo

Gabuyo says:

I've only been to a few of Hellyer's Saturday novice sessions where UCI regulations aren't strictly if at all enforced. I was unaware that this observation caries over to the actual race nights.

I only picked up these bars last week, so the problem only arose recently.

I was interested racing next season and am aware my current setup is not UCI legal. I noticed this bike had more or less the same issue as my bike. I was curious if this had caused any problems so far since I assumed this bike saw frequent track time.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

I haven't had time to take this bike to Hellyer since my dog bit it jumping out the window recently and had surgery.

Some things go unnoticed at Hellyer, and some things do on race nights/days.

How's that low drop feel for you? I'm raising my bars by a a 10mm spacer since I cut the fork for that kind of allowance and my flexibility isn't quite there yet.

Posted over 7 years ago

Gabuyo

Gabuyo says:

For me, it's tolerable, but I've only had them for a short period of time, so there isn't a lot of experience to gauge their comfort on.

I'm probably getting rid of them for a shallower bar though since I can't raise the bar any higher or the stem goes past minimum insertion. This way I don't have to worry about UCI problems and what not.

Posted over 7 years ago

Ian80

Ian80 says:

Any more pics?? wheels are cool though.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Soon, I've been busy riding trying to get my now Bonts set up (molding the carbon footbed and getting the cleats set up perfectly.

Posted over 7 years ago

kurves

kurves says:

Beast!

Posted over 7 years ago

kreyziest

kreyziest says:

looks rad!

Posted over 7 years ago

fredspreme

fredspreme says:

now this is TRACK bike. Take notes people

Posted over 7 years ago

AlvinGC

AlvinGC says:

Nice :]

Posted over 7 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

nice bike bro!
super clean!

Posted over 7 years ago

gtardhimas

gtardhimas says:

Luv it!

Posted over 7 years ago

Ryannsings

Ryannsings says:

fuck yeah! this thing is too nice. hope to see you at hellyer man.

Posted over 7 years ago

silver_soul

silver_soul says:

that is a damn nice cervélo. you certainly did this one right.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Thanks, I still haven't been able to ride this thing tho–vet bills need to be paid before I can get some shoes. Then I need a replacement street track ride. So many future bikes to start!

Posted over 7 years ago

silver_soul

silver_soul says:

I feel ya. one step at a time! I still want to get a nice roadie eventually but I have other things going on like school and rent. living in SF aint easy. I had to sell my other frames to make rent. 'tis life

Posted over 7 years ago

Ewwyou

Ewwyou says:

proper

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Zipp decals came in today. Gonna strip the old glue, get some lighter tubulars, replace the decals, and have a gluing party.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Also, training wheelset should be coming around soon (I hope).

Posted over 7 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

proper build. i applaud you!
i'm building my newest project up at a snail's pace...so anxious, i'll get there soon i hope!
but anyways, love this bike!

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Thanks, this also took a long time, but after cobbling together my track bikes (was more focused on my road bikes before) I wanted to do this right.

What's the next project bike?

Posted over 7 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

samesies. my road bike (which isn't posted) has been my main focus for the past year or so, and i've also sold off a lot of my track stuff.

just recently picked up a custom steel GT frame. haven't ridden steel since my concorde, so i'm excited to try out some track steel

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Awesome! I like that Concorde! That and another bike on Velospace had me thinking about a townie/roadie with non-drop bars.

After one of the road bike builds, I really want to do up a steel track bike for cruising/fun rides.

Posted over 7 years ago

incredibleting

incredibleting says:

Very nice bike. Makes me miss track. Also, thanks for actually riding this on the track, unlike too many people on here.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Thanks. Is that the Encino velodrome in your profile pic?

Posted over 7 years ago

incredibleting

incredibleting says:

Yeah! I rode track all last summer. No more track bike now though :(

Posted over 7 years ago

kurves

kurves says:

This Is Amazing!

Posted over 7 years ago

nightstalker

nightstalker says:

sexy! can i lick the red paint off? :P

loving the build, and you tugged your wheel in

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Hah, I couldn't resist even though I'm changing the rear cog on this wheelset.

Posted over 7 years ago

nightstalker

nightstalker says:

haha i see, quick question, whyd you pick fsa carbon track pro over, omnium, or rotors *thats if you can afford* or dura ace crank?

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Omniums were a tad heavier than the FSAs. I would love Rotor's, but that would have put me over budget. I found a deal that priced the FSA's cheaper than the DA's.

Posted over 7 years ago

nightstalker

nightstalker says:

ahh i see, how stiff are the carbon pros? i heard they are insanely stiff

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

I can only compare them to Sugino 75s and Campagnolo Record cranks. While I saw a little flex from both of those cranks–I see no flex in these. Granted, I'm no Chris Hoy and I've been off bikes for a while, but I think these are the stiffest cranks I've tried yet–I'm sure that the Omniums and Rotors are just as stiff if not more. : )

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Zipps on. Waiting for white and silver Zipp 404 decals as well as my street wheels so I can rides this at the PF.

Posted over 7 years ago

imran

imran says:

superb setup...

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

1 more week then the first stage photos will be posted.

Posted over 7 years ago

dev0415

dev0415 says:

Love me some Cervelo.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Almost there. Getting a handle on some Zipp 404 Tubulars and hopefully around the same time, getting my custom wheel builds done.

There's quite a few excellent Cervelos on this site–both track and road.

Posted over 7 years ago

neilmandude

neilmandude says:

Awww Shit! That's going to be a sick build! Can't wait to see it complete! Hope to see you around Hellyer Velodrome! I took your advice about having different saddles. Settled in for a Specialized Romin Evo Expert.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Yeah, finding a good seat is difficult. Even knowing your sit bone width, there's still all the tissue between that varies from person to person.

Hope the seat does you well!

Posted over 7 years ago

TRACKER

TRACKER says:

I've been wanting one of these for a while, can't wait to see the bike finished!!!!

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Just waiting on a wheelset build. I'm gonna have to ride this up and down the street in the meantime on some junky wheels.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Some sneak peek photos. Note the crank arm clearance from the chainstay with the FSAs.

Posted over 7 years ago

mikerawk

mikerawk says:

This is going to turn out beautiful! i can already picture it!! Cn't wait for pics!!

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

I just cut and epoxied the steerer tube. Should be done tomorrow. While I'm waiting on hubs I'm debating whether to:

A) Build the wheels with the Taiwanese 33mm deep clincher rims and get the pair of Cane Creek 58mm tubular track wheels I'm watching
B) Get some other deeper profile clincher rims like Reynolds to match the quality of the hubs

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

I should add that Hellyer is not known for having a smooth surface and that's why I'm considering just getting the clincher rims and having one set of wheels for both track and non-track use.

Posted over 7 years ago

yourframeandfocus

yourframeandfocus says:

You do know that those FSA cranks won't clear on the chain stays right?

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Actually, they do.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

However, the QC for the Spider alignment is bad creating poor chainline.

Posted over 7 years ago

yourframeandfocus

yourframeandfocus says:

Well that's exactly what I meant. I was planning to get that same crankset myself but then was informed from a former friend and long time cyclist that it wouldn't clear and would hit the chain stays, in-turn, scratching them.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Actually, I resolved the issue and it had to do with the third-party BB I was using (I just had to tighten the spindle bolt even more to get the right crank perpendicular to the spindle).

As for not clearing–that's poppycock ; )

There's more than enough clearance due to the T1's chainstays bowing inward alone. I'll take pics soon, but the build is far from finished as I need my wheels and to cut down the steerer tube.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Side note: while I was waiting for FSA to get back to me, I was checking out the Rotor track cranks. Damn almighty those things are tough looking–but $$$$$!

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Frameset has arrived!!! Let the building begin!

Posted over 7 years ago

betenoire

betenoire says:

you're building my dream bike!

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Mine too!

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Hubs being backordered from Zipp. Lesson learned: always call in before placing order.

Posted over 7 years ago

BouBou

BouBou says:

I though cervelo T1 come with intergrated seatpost n seatclamp?

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

It's does. I just had that stuff while I was trying to narrow down a frame.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Frame and hubs ordered today. Carbon rims showed up today from Taiwan...of course the build quality isn't on par with say Zipp, but they're pretty sturdy and super light.

Posted over 7 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

What size clamp are the bars??

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

They're 25.4. The stem I have pictured is for the Easton EC90s. I'm still waiting on the Thomson stem for those Nitto bullhors.

Posted over 7 years ago

dannypagano

dannypagano says:

Good man. I was gonna say, "Get you some drops!"

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Nice 725 there. How you like those Deda drops?

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

@ #dannypagano, hah, yeah bullhorns are gonna be for my pursuit setup for Polofields (San Francisco) and Still thinking about EC90s for drops. Say some Shimano track drops, but the EC's are cheaper and track-proven.

Posted over 7 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

Thanks man, my deda pista drops server my bike well good commuter and the top bugs me a bit the "pista" concept where the bars curve out to early and it bugs my hands after a while i prefer flat top drops more. Im going to get pursuit bars soon!

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Yeah, track drops are not street-friendly. Pursuit or road bars are really comfy!

Posted over 7 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

Yeah, but in about a month I'm gonna get some pursuit bars and later ima get a fsa track crank or omniums

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Awesome! I gotta warn you on the FSA cranks–they will scratch up. I got these because this is mainly a track build with a weekly trip over to our vintage outdoor velodrome in the city. They're really beautiful cranks though. I'd say go with the omniums.

Posted over 7 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

its just omniums are 250 lol
used fsa crank on craigslist 150ish
but i guess you get what you pay for!
Thanks for advice hope your build comes out great

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

I hear that! $150 sounds so good! Hope those are the 2 generation FSA track cranks. The first generation cranks have been known to fail.

Posted over 7 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

Have you ever had a set of Mavic ellipse wheels?
Do you know if there really worth the money?

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

I have not. Bit everything I've heard/seen about them leads me to think they're a pretty good deal for a mavic wheelset. They're durable and look pretty good. I'd ask a forum member a out their experiences with them.

Posted over 7 years ago

silver_soul

silver_soul says:

if you're referring to the field at ggp, it was actually a polo field. although we all wish it were a velodrome.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

silver_soul:
http://velovecchio.com/polohellyer/polo...

Posted over 7 years ago

silver_soul

silver_soul says:

it wasn't designed for track racing specifically though. it was temporary till hellyer was built. but still a very interesting read. thanks for the link

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

You're right. We've just gotten so used to calling it that for so many years...was tempted to go there today with the junky wheels, but had no shoes for the pedals/cleats while I'm waiting for the new ones.

You go there often? I was ther last week with my dog and saw someone doing laps on a track bike and spandex.

Posted over 7 years ago

silver_soul

silver_soul says:

I know what you mean. the first time I saw it, I was confused and wasn't sure if it was a really old and run down track or what. that's just what everyone calls it I guess. people ride on it all the time still, which is pretty neat. I've only ridden there a few times and haven't been there in awhile. definitely a cool spot though.

Posted over 7 years ago

jerrytheebeast

jerrytheebeast says:

hey bro, nice bike! ride safe.

Posted over 7 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Thanks "bro".

Posted over 7 years ago