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New build and short review - Cervelo R5

Old 04-01-20, 08:11 AM
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A 24 or 32 tpi hacksaw blade is least likely to chip the carbon. Mark carefully and cut around the line, not from top to bottom.
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Old 04-01-20, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
Hot damn. Why did you have to go and post that link? I do like the look of that frame. Hmm, shipping to Canada, US/CDN conversion, hmm....could work....
As a gift for yours truly, right? My birth day is in December.
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Old 04-01-20, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MidTNBrad View Post
Like this one? It does look better in person than in pictures, though.
Really like this with the white accents. Now, get a white stem, white hoods, white seatpost, white bag and some white spaces. It would look so good, imo.
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Old 04-01-20, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Cervelo seems to love aweful paint jobs. This is a beautiful exception.
I have the green and orange C3, and like the color. All my bikes over the last 30 years have been a combination of black, white, red - pick one or two. It's nice to look at something different for a change!
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Hot Tubes used to be an authorized Cervelo repainter. Might still be.

https://www.hottubes.com
They're obviously great painters. I wouldn't personally think all of those frames are worth having a custom paint job, to each their own. Some of the paint jobs are really excellent. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-01-20, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by sfrider View Post
I have the green and orange C3, and like the color. All my bikes over the last 30 years have been a combination of black, white, red - pick one or two. It's nice to look at something different for a change!
This is the post some pics of your Cervelo thread, at least it seems to have become that. I'll show you mine if you show me yours!
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
This is the post some pics of your Cervelo thread, at least it seems to have become that. I'll show you mine if you show me yours!
Family forum - reported.
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Old 04-01-20, 02:09 PM
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Well, to bring this back full circle...guadzilla you got a great bike in a great colorway**. I hope you have a great time with it.

**This one's hard to beat, though.

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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
This is the post some pics of your Cervelo thread, at least it seems to have become that.
It has?

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It has?

Badass! Can you poop on it?
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Here are a few pictures of my C3.

I had just taken delivery of it, and taking it out to play had to come before adjusting the fit. Just too exciting to get a new bike, especially when it could handle all these dirt roads I've been wanting to ride. (That means don't laugh at all the spacers.)





The highlights are a very reddish brown. I haven't been able to find bar tape that matches it well.



That's better, but not red enough. And you can see my steerer really would look better cut to size. It's like an antenna, or a lightning rod.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
It's like an antenna, or a lightning rod.
Periscope.

I like the colorway.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Badass! Can you poop on it?
Mostly as an anti-drafting measure.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
This is the post some pics of your Cervelo thread, at least it seems to have become that. I'll show you mine if you show me yours!
Well, since you put it that way! Here's one from when I first brought it home, slapped a saddle bag on it, a computer mount, and an old speed & cadence sensor. I need to snap a proper shot sometime when out riding... The other snap I have is from when I installed the Di2 wireless unit. (I also wrapped it with a fabric electric tape so it wouldn't tap against the seat tube.)



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Originally Posted by MidTNBrad View Post
Well, to bring this back full circle...guadzilla you got a great bike in a great colorway**. I hope you have a great time with it.

**This one's hard to beat, though.

Digging the frame but having a "get off my lawn" moment with the color of the text. I have to confess, it looks nice - but my brain is wired to expect red/black/white.

And by all means, please do post photos of your Cervelos!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It has?

Sweeet. My wife and i have the same bento box on our Shivs. What do you use for race hydration? BTA, BTS?

And your saddle is too high [Figure you are on ST as well]
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
That's just pretty. I am stuck riding my trainer while on lockdown, and very envious of the above....
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Originally Posted by guadzilla View Post
Sweeet. My wife and i have the same bento box on our Shivs. What do you use for race hydration? BTA, BTS?

And your saddle is too high [Figure you are on ST as well]
I added a BTA for hydration; this pic was literally the day it got built up. The one thing that makes me wonder if I should have gotten an IA is the lack of a second bottle boss in the triangle. I leave the Silca pod on for racing; the BTS reach is one I haven't gotten super comfortable with yet (I spent years racing tri on an S1 because of low bike skills). Last year I got sort of ok with it though, so I may give it a go... next year, since I deferred Chattanooga 70.3.

And I mostly lurk on ST, but yes I'm there.
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Originally Posted by guadzilla View Post
That's just pretty. I am stuck riding my trainer while on lockdown, and very envious of the above....
If it makes you feel better, that's an old pic. I'm climbing the walls too.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I added a BTA for hydration; this pic was literally the day it got built up. The one thing that makes me wonder if I should have gotten an IA is the lack of a second bottle boss in the triangle. I leave the Silca pod on for racing; the BTS reach is one I haven't gotten super comfortable with yet (I spent years racing tri on an S1 because of low bike skills). Last year I got sort of ok with it though, so I may give it a go... next year, since I deferred Chattanooga 70.3.

And I mostly lurk on ST, but yes I'm there.
I had put on a double BTS cage and while i can access one side fairly well, i am all kinds of useless at accessing the other at speed. So i use the other slot to hold a bottle with all the spares/CO2. Cant bring myself to put any bottles in the triangle - although I have gotten that frame triangle thingie to keep spares in, and take off one BTA bottle. The bike looks like such a Fredmobile, with all the bits and bobs hanging off it - so of course I'm getting me either a Felt IA or P3X if i break a 5:30 half (yeah, yeah, i know... I'm MOP fodder).
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
As a gift for yours truly, right? My birth day is in December.
Or, build the bike up at your place and then I ride it back across the border
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Old 04-03-20, 05:57 PM
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Snapped at today's short (30mi) ride. Didn't know how well this would work out given the bright backlight, but HDR to the rescue. (Phone's a Pixel 3.)

Sorry, wasn't going to put it on the small cog.

Since I've been riding the trainer so much I realized the saddle really needs to come up substantially; it felt rather low. Maybe 0.25-0.5". I think it's the first time I'm actually adjusting a bike to match the trainer!



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