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Old 03-25-20, 03:14 PM
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My 2018 NOS frameset built with Record 12 mechanical; I have a Berk Lupina saddle and Campagnolo Bora Ones on the way.
Cervelo’s “aero vibration dampening” seat post is one thing holding it back.
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Old 03-25-20, 03:16 PM
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Old 03-25-20, 03:26 PM
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the stem and saddle look bad(and that decal), but it’s a great bike.
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Old 03-25-20, 03:31 PM
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Waiting on the Stealth Black stickers to come in from Flo and the spots will go. I prefer all black rims myself.
Once that happens, and the stem is down a tad more, definitely hot.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 03-25-20, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by kansukee View Post



My 2018 NOS frameset built with Record 12 mechanical; I have a Berk Lupina saddle and Campagnolo Bora Ones on the way.
Nice bike, but agree. Not a fan of the seatpost, and I'm trying to remember if the cable need to have that much of a loop going into the top tube.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 03-25-20, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by teutoned View Post

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The white on the cages is enough to offset the white of the bike. Black saddle and stem would be much better.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 03-25-20, 05:40 PM
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the stem and saddle look bad(and that decal), but it’s a great bike.
What stem and saddle?
When I look at the picture I see a bike with handle bars floating in front of the bike and saddle rails with no saddle.
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Old 03-25-20, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ckindt View Post
What stem and saddle?
When I look at the picture I see a bike with handle bars floating in front of the bike and saddle rails with no saddle.
+1. I had to enlarge the pic to see the saddle.
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Too much monitor contrast or brightness.
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Old 03-31-20, 03:05 PM
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Lets have another go





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Lets have another go


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Sorry i don't get the reference. Are you saying the angles are borked?
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Originally Posted by illdrag0n View Post
Sorry i don't get the reference. Are you saying the angles are borked?
It just struck me as Cubist in a way. I'm sure it's a great bike.
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It just struck me as Cubist in a way. I'm sure it's a great bike.
It's OK. I was scared off from getting a TCR, but i will probably end up swapping out for one.

My old focus was a more aggressive geometry. Whilst this is a dream to cruise around on, i want something more direct in the descents again.
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Here's my new Cervelo R3 Disc build. The out-front mount isn't removable, so this is it in full ready-to-ride mode with rear light/radar, front light/camera, computer, tool roll, etc. Still need to trim the steerer nub now that I have the fit where it needs to be.


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Overall, very well put-together, and looks like a really nice bike. Especially tidy job with routing the cables along the side of the stem so that they don't stick up and come in to the silhouette

Those Ultegra hydros are just never hot though.
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with rear light/radar, front light/camera, computer, tool roll, etc. Still need to trim the steerer nub...
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It's like you're not even trying.



Super tight seat-tube tire clearance makes up for some of the transgressions, though.
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Originally Posted by illdrag0n View Post
Lets have another go





I like it
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Here's my new Cervelo R3 Disc build. The out-front mount isn't removable, so this is it in full ready-to-ride mode with rear light/radar, front light/camera, computer, tool roll, etc. Still need to trim the steerer nub now that I have the fit where it needs to be.


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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Those Ultegra hydros are just never hot though.
Ultegra (or Ultegra level) levers have never been bulbous like that. Those would be either RS505 (11 speed, 105 level) or RS405 (10 speed, Tiagra level). I have 505s on the gravel bike. They work nicely and the knobs actually provide a nice, sure grip when you're on the hoods (at least for my hands)... but they ugly.
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Ultegra (or Ultegra level) levers have never been bulbous like that. Those would be either RS505 (11 speed, 105 level) or RS405 (10 speed, Tiagra level).
Noted Then my friend was lying to me when he said that his Crockett was full Ultegra.
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Noted Then my friend was lying to me when he said that his Crockett was full Ultegra.
Ha. Yup. RS685 are considered Ultegra level and then there are the R8000-series - that's it for mechanical, hydro Ultegra thus far.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post

Those Ultegra hydros are just never hot though.
they look better than anything SRAM or Campagnolo have for hydraulic brakes.
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