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Cervelo r3 trade

Old 11-18-17, 01:33 AM
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Cervelo r3 trade

Hi there.
I’m considering trading someone my Cervelo r3 (2017) Frameset only for a Titanium 6A-4V frame plus ENVE fork. (Same size) Frame is an Aquila i believe.

The cervelo, unfortunately after multiple fittings just doesn’t work for me. something about the geometry. I can barely ride it more than 40KM. Compared to my other bikes, which i have no issues with.

Picture of the Ti frame below:
What do y’all think? is the trade a fair one?
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Old 11-18-17, 03:01 AM
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Why can't you get your normal fit on the Cervelo?
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Old 11-18-17, 06:59 AM
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Strange. The R3 is so easy to fit. Did you buy the right size? There is nothing unusual about the sizing.

Never heard of an Aquila.
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I never heard of an Aquila either. If it was a recognized brand I'd trade in a heartbeat.
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Old 11-18-17, 07:09 AM
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I dunno. The R3 is the road biker’s road bike. The ultimate. I wouldn’t just kick it to the curb on a whim.
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I have many steels and the Cervelo R3 is my only carbon. I do love riding the R3 but it does have some known issues like the seat tube bracket not well designed and the BB often not fitted perfectly and causing some play/sound. The TI will probably have a much longer expected lifespan so probably depends on the quality and use of that Aquila frame ??

BTW, I found a custom double ST bracket and my seat has stayed in place.
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Don’t do it. Make very sure you bought the wrong size R3 first. If you did I bet you can sell your frame set for good $$ and then buy a new frame that specifically addresses the issues with the R3.

FYI you can buy a NEW Lynskey Ti frame from their Ebay store of $800.
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Thanks. Decided not to trade.
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