the architect’s MAMIL build

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  • So I've given myself a fun challenge: Join the Cervelo owners club, but cheaply! Basically i'm looking to build up this 2009 Cervelo S2 from second hand parts sourced online. There is no maximum budget so i won't be using fitting the cheapest crap around. I hope for a full Ultegra groupset, but I'm open to suggestions, the same goes for the wheelset.

    Currently I have the frame and 3T ergonova pro handlebar thanks @dan
    debadged 3T ARX pro 120mm stem thanks @NoFuckingChance
    Ultegra BR6700 from the sigmasport warehouse clearance


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  • upfront


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  • FYI: Going to be this guys consultant for a while (even though I know nothing about gears)

  • Good luck with build mate!

  • Good luck! do you know what wheels you're going for?

  • very nice .. i could sell you my spare rotor crankset, let me have a think.

    For groupset; 6800.

  • Probably CCC for the moment (Cheap Chinese Crabon)

  • @amey are the rotors 11 speed compatible?

    Yeah we have been looking around the 6800, probably have to wait after xmas for a good deal or maybe use the ride to work scheme route.

  • 11sp yesfam

  • If I was in @TheArchitect's shoes I would go for a simple and clean build (coming from my loud days of 'Fuji-double-spokz' and 'dot-com' e.g:


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  • The aim is to ride it up hardknott pass next year for the C2C with @HoKe.

    I'm also a terrible climber, so I'm hoping to find a sub 1500g wheelset @miloas

    @amey the incline gets to 30% in parts so definitely want the 11 speed 6800 (11-28) cassette!

  • For wheels, novatec built onto a wide rim will give you a fairly light, fairly inexpensive wheelset for cheap. Also will be able to break down the hills in the pouring rain on the c2c

  • Ok so I've managed to get some carbon wheels, but now I need skewers. Anyone got any spare?

  • Loved this frame - miss it already.

  • Is wood skewers fine or you prefer metal ones instead?


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  • I got a set of pinheads going if you want?

  • @dan I'll sell it to you for £600 ;-)

    @HoKe you're supposed to be helping me!

  • Ops! sorry! Better?


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  • I'm more of a roast duck man


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  • @amey has a dura ace group set for sells.

  • I think, anyway.

    #notanarchitect

  • yes fam DA7900 gearset (shifters, FD, RD & cassette) £200?

  • @amey what ratios front and back?

  • i think the cassette is 12-25 (or 11-25) I'll confirm, has seen couple of hundred miles usage. You can use it with compact/standard/52-36 chainrings.

  • Crazy cheap

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