Finally finished the Scalpel ! (for now ... )
Really pleased how this has finished up and have learnt a lot on the way thanks to Cannondale and their odditties. Here's the spec ...
Cannondale Scalpel 2011 frameset with Fox RP23 shock - 80mm rear travel - and Cane Creek Si reducer headset
Rockshox SID Race forks with Pushloc
Mavic Crossmax SLR wheels and Ti skewers, Hutchinson Python Light UST tyres
Cannondale Si Carbon BB30 road chainset with Si ceramic bearings, SRAM 10 speed 34T chainring
SRAM X0 1 x 10 mech and shifter plus XX 11-36T cassette and KMC X10-SL chain
Avid Ultimate disk brakeset with 160/140 G3CS rotors
Syncros carbon Gain riser bars, Syncros FL 90mm stem, Syncros carbon 31.6 seatpost
Wellgo MG1 magnesium flat pedals
and finally for the Retrobikers ... Red Flite titanium saddle (1997)
Bike weight 21.2 lb
I've not tried it out properly yet but it feels very quick and you don't notice the suspension working - keep having to look at the shock - but very very smooth.
All in its come in under budget and under target weight even with fairly fat UST tyres and flat pedals so very happy with the end result.
Here's a few more piccies.