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Cervelo T3

My new Cervelo T3, ready to race...

Frame:
2011 Cervelo T3 54cm

Fork/Headset:
Cervelo fork/FSA integrated headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Rotor 172.5mm Track Cranks, Rotor Track BSA Bottom Bracket

Pedals:
Shimano 105 SPD

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Dura Ace 13T/Miche Advanced 51T/Izumi Standard

Derailleurs/Shifters:
N/A

Handlebars/Stem:
Pro Missile Dropped w/Curved Extentions/Pro Adjustable Stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fi:zi:k Tri 2/Cervelo UCI Legal 3:1 Seatpost.

Brakes:
N/A

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
FFWD Five-T/Vittoria Pista Evo CS

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
FFWD Disc-T/Vittoria Pista Evo CS

Added by ottomeister. Last updated over 6 years ago.

41 Comments

iRideFixed

iRideFixed says:

wait the fork is drilled?

Posted over 5 years ago

lovemymash

lovemymash says:

why is the chain so loose

Posted over 5 years ago

mktng

mktng says:

track slack.

Posted over 5 years ago

lovemymash

lovemymash says:

Unfortunate for me the closest velodrom is five hours away so im not familiar with track slack.

Posted over 5 years ago

ottomeister

ottomeister says:

Chain should be as loose as it can without falling off

Posted over 5 years ago

DoctorLarch

DoctorLarch says:

Beautiful ! just needs another chainring in my opinion and would be perfect

Posted over 5 years ago

jaynelthepanda

jaynelthepanda says:

So nice and very expensive. How much did you spend?

Posted almost 6 years ago

Kevin_R

Kevin_R says:

Amazing build and great pictures!

Posted about 6 years ago

ottomeister

ottomeister says:

Thanks man, can't wait for track season to start up again, look out for some update pics with stem slammed and shimano Olympic chainring :)

Posted about 6 years ago

Kevin_R

Kevin_R says:

Love slammed stems and will do! One question though, I noticed your crank arm lengths are on the longer side, is this just for torque?

Posted about 6 years ago

ottomeister

ottomeister says:

Pursuiters tend to prefer longer crank length for more leverage as it's about holding speed as opposed to sprinting which is acceleration. You can get away with it seeing as you don't use the banking so no real worries about clipping a pedal.

Posted about 6 years ago

Kevin_R

Kevin_R says:

Makes sense, good to know

Posted about 6 years ago

ottomeister

ottomeister says:

You'll all be happy to know I have a 54T Shimano Zen chainring on the way, slam the stem and finally can finish this puppy.

Posted about 6 years ago

dragonup619

dragonup619 says:

Awesome man!! I'm getting a 50T Sugino Zen chainring soon as we'll :D

Posted about 6 years ago

Sneakerguru562

Sneakerguru562 says:

Proper Track Bike....Love this build....

Posted over 6 years ago

dragonup619

dragonup619 says:

Very nice and expensive build!

Posted over 6 years ago

dragonup619

dragonup619 says:

This is easily my (top 2) favorite track bikes I have seen! Great build man! Good luck finding the Shimano Chainring! =D

Posted over 6 years ago

matmelayu

matmelayu says:

Nice & sick !

Posted over 6 years ago

Rizkyarp

Rizkyarp says:

awesome build! sick! instant favorite.

Posted over 6 years ago

DHenderson

DHenderson says:

dude please get another chainring for this thing, do it justice

Posted over 6 years ago

jodhigahara

jodhigahara says:

agreed. A Shimano zen chainring would be nice

Posted over 6 years ago

Adisyoukat

Adisyoukat says:

please, do not touch the public road!

Posted over 6 years ago

chris_pro

chris_pro says:

YES!!! bike in perfection, stiffness and aerodynamic

Posted over 6 years ago

BMF

BMF says:

Nice!

Posted over 6 years ago

jodhigahara

jodhigahara says:

Sick build! wish my bike is as good as yours!

Posted over 6 years ago

yurinocc

yurinocc says:

Thats beautifull track machine. Love it and look fast

Posted over 6 years ago

gtardhimas

gtardhimas says:

Super Bike!.. add to my favorites

Posted over 6 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

Beautiful. I hope to build mine up to this standard one day!

Posted over 6 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

Also, where did you get your UCI legal setapost?

Posted over 6 years ago

ottomeister

ottomeister says:

Hey thanks, they are such a nice bike. Mine came with it but there are a few places online where you can get them. Just do a web search for Cervelo UCI legal seat post, Excel Sports is a good starting point.

Posted over 6 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

Okay, I haven't been in any UCI sanctioned events yet so I haven't needed one. Mine is illegal correct?

Posted over 6 years ago

ottomeister

ottomeister says:

If it doesn't have a special bracket which the seat post sits in as opposed to directly into the frame then yeah, it doesn't conform to the 3:1 rule, it's too long and flat. The legal one is not as long hence the need for the bracket.

Posted over 6 years ago

ottomeister

ottomeister says:

Even just speak to your local Cervelo Dealer, I'm sure they could source one/know what they are.

Posted over 6 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

That's what I thought. Yeah my T3 came with a non-legal post then, gotta get a legal one!

Posted over 6 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Kick-ass!! Do you ever worry about unclipping out of the 105 pedals? I've heard the tension is pretty low on them.

Posted over 6 years ago

ottomeister

ottomeister says:

I've only pulled a foot once but I will get some straps and zip tie them underneath when I get to doing some serious standing starts just to be sure.

Posted over 6 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

wow

Posted over 6 years ago

Guillaume

Guillaume says:

Bike looks superb, congratulation. Where do you race ?
what do you race with 51*13 ?

Posted over 6 years ago

ottomeister

ottomeister says:

Hey thanks man just finished putting it all together, I'm from Brisbane, Australia so only riding on an outdoor track at the moment but looking forward to riding some boards soon. I really just threw my biggest gear on there, I've done some flying kilos on a 50*13* before which were fun!

Posted over 6 years ago

Guillaume

Guillaume says:

I race mine with 49*14 and I prefer higher RPM at full speed than a smaller gear ratio which is not so responsive and tougher to launch.

Posted over 6 years ago

ottomeister

ottomeister says:

Yeah that's a fair call, I like cranking out bigger gears, I feel I can hold a rhythm better at a slightly lower candence for pursuit efforts. It's a highly personal thing though, whatever works!

Posted over 6 years ago