I bought this frame on ebay for 40 dollars with 40 dollars for shipping. It came with a Ultegra crank and 105 derailleurs. I have a basement full of junk bike parts and had no problem piecing together a working bike when I got around to it. Only part I had to buy was a seatpost for 10 bucks from ebay.
The frame was broke when I got it and I fixed it with a carbon layup after sanding out the damaged area. I’ve ridden it twice now with no ill effects.
The frame is a Cervelo R 2.5 which I think is considered the worst bike Cervelo ever made. It apparently had a problem with coming unbonded. It’s lugged carbon which is kind of cool since that’s rare these days. The previous owner sanded all the paint off and wrote, Fresneck on the downtube, and Solid on the top tube. Which is kind of neat. I’ve been just playing around painting it Dario Peggoretti style with nail polish. Eventually want to build up several layers of color.
Hard to judge the ride with the junk wheels on it now, but it’s not heavy even with them. Stiffer than the Tarmac I’m riding, but not by much and I think most of what I’m noticing comes from the seatpost. Geometry seems a bit weird, its way longer then I’m used to, but I put a long stem on it and slammed it so that can be changed easily. It’s been a long time since I’ve ridden 39/53 crank. Don’t really miss them, though it was nice to actually use the little ring. Speedplay pedals feel like riding on ice to me.
I’m not going to trust this bike for long rides, it’s really meant for the trainer, but its a sweet ride for 80 bucks.