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NBD - Another R3

Old 04-16-20, 07:56 AM
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NBD - Another R3



I know its the same colorway as what Slowgo posted a few weeks ago, but Im too excited not to share.

Based on one ride, this bike is far smoother and faster than my Felt and a real dream to ride.

still need to make some saddle adjustments, get the stem lower and adjust the bars.
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Old 04-16-20, 08:01 AM
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Nice bike, but that bokeh filter needs more work.

Oh, and don't forget to remove the frame size sticker - I think that it's in the first few photos of my R3, too.
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Old 04-16-20, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Nice bike, but that bokeh filter needs more work.

Oh, and don't forget to remove the frame size sticker - I think that it's in the first few photos of my R3, too.
Forgot I left the sticker on!!

I really liked the ride, felt much snappier than my Z4.

My wife calls it a Fred Sled
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Old 04-16-20, 10:17 AM
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Fred sled indeed! Enjoy, it looks great. Nice to see a Cervelo without red or black on the frame
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Beautiful bike and great photo.

Congratulations.

Sorry to be the Debbie Downer but big chainring and largest cog? That poor derailleur! (Yes, I know it is just a photo).

Still a nice bike. Enjoy in good health.
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Old 04-16-20, 02:29 PM
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phrantic09 may I ask what tail light you're using on the seat post? I just bought an R5 and want to mount a rear light. The seat post was round on my last bike, so my old light isn't compatible with an aero shaped seat post.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Nice bike, but that bokeh filter needs more work.

Oh, and don't forget to remove the frame size sticker - I think that it's in the first few photos of my R3, too.
Wait, you're supposed to remove the size sticker? I thought we were like those guys who leave the labels on their jacket sleeves.
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Old 04-16-20, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Chubby715 View Post
phrantic09 may I ask what tail light you're using on the seat post? I just bought an R5 and want to mount a rear light. The seat post was round on my last bike, so my old light isn't compatible with an aero shaped seat post.
Looks like a Garmin Varia radar tail light - I've got one on my R3, too.
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Old 04-16-20, 06:58 PM
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Looks like a Garmin Varia radar tail light - I've got one on my R3, too.
it is, best thing I never knew I wanted (aside fromDi2)
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
it is, best thing I never knew I wanted (aside fromDi2)
I think that I've taken one or two rides without it since I got it. Felt naked. I'd immediately get another one if I lost it.
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Gorgeous bike - that orange color is the only exception I will allow to the black/red/white rule when i become God-King of the world.
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Originally Posted by Chubby715 View Post
phrantic09 may I ask what tail light you're using on the seat post? I just bought an R5 and want to mount a rear light. The seat post was round on my last bike, so my old light isn't compatible with an aero shaped seat post.
Yeah.. looks like the garmin Varia. I think it does come with an aero post adapter, though the R3 comes with a round seatpost fyi.
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Old 04-17-20, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
Beautiful bike and great photo.

Congratulations.

Sorry to be the Debbie Downer but big chainring and largest cog? That poor derailleur! (Yes, I know it is just a photo).

Still a nice bike. Enjoy in good health.
Why not also note the crank alignment, not 3/9oc ? Im just happy to see crank side pix BTW, love R3 mine is a great ride.
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Why not also note the crank alignment, not 3/9oc ? Im just happy to see crank side pix BTW, love R3 mine is a great ride.

But this isnt hot or not
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Old 04-17-20, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
But this isnt hot or not
I vote hot
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I think that I've taken one or two rides without it since I got it. Felt naked. I'd immediately get another one if I lost it.
i just ordered my wife one too. Its so nice not having to constantly look back
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Old 04-17-20, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
i just ordered my wife one too. Its so nice not having to constantly look back
Yeah. I still look back a lot, but not as much - I'm hardwired to check back before moving over to avoid a hazard and now I look back at cars, when they're approaching, just so they're aware that I'm aware of them. That's the theory, at least.
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Yeah. I still look back a lot, but not as much - I'm hardwired to check back before moving over to avoid a hazard and now I look back at cars, when they're approaching, just so they're aware that I'm aware of them. That's the theory, at least.
Yah, I went from every 3 seconds to when the Garmin beeps at me.
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Old 04-17-20, 09:34 AM
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Someone should start one of those "Post your pictures of..." or "Show us your..." threads for Cervelos.
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It's funny how the phone A.I. gets confused with these "portrait" shots (under the saddle and the handlebars). That said, nice bike OP! I'm beginning to like the look of Cervelos.
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Originally Posted by Metallifan33 View Post
It's funny how the phone A.I. gets confused with these "portrait" shots (under the saddle and the handlebars). That said, nice bike OP! I'm beginning to like the look of Cervelos.
I didnt notice it until you pointed it out.

the bike was a 40th B-day present to myself from my wife
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I neglected to say congratulations, by the way!

I blow dried my size label off today. I was the right thing to do.
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Nice bike.

Not only did I leave the size sticker on my P2, but Cervelo put on a size sticker from the classic P2, even though it's a New P2, so it has the wrong stack and reach numbers printed on it.
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