I changed out the cassette on my race wheel set since my road bike is 9 speed and this bike is 10 speed. I installed the stem, base handle bars, seat mast, and seat. The temperature was starting to dip into the 40's, so I called it a night.
Tonight I installed the crankset and pedals. I have not installed a crank in years, but thanks to youtube, I was able to learn how to install my crank properly. I was worried about installing the crank since I got the crank slightly used online, but it turned out everything was fine. One thing I learned fast about this bike is the frame has very tight tolerances. When I first installed the rear wheel, the tires were touching the frame. The picture below shows the crank arms and chain rings less then an inch away from the frame.
I was so excited, I decided to take the bike for ride down the street. I pushed off with my foot and thanks to my driveways small incline, I was able to coast drown the street for awhile. I can not wait for the rest of the parts to arrive so I can take it out for a real test ride.
I will create a post in the future that will provide more information on the bike I am building.