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Old 09-23-19, 01:58 PM
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Cervelo Unloved

Newbie here... Back on my bikes after "many" years and my first post on this forum.
To give you some idea I just completed rebuilding my Holdsworth Special and I originally built in 1979.
I'm in the mood for a new bike, but want to delay that until I get some miles in on my old Holdsworth.

On to my question.....
My short list of bikes contains Cervelo, but reading here, I see references to those being owned by Doctors, Baristas, and various other miscellaneous trades.

So why are Cervelo owners being type cast?
Or more importantly, is there a perceived issue with the Cervelo bike itself?

Please help save me from myself if I'm making a mistake.
No... I won't be telling you what I do for a living.


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Old 09-23-19, 02:04 PM
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I love my Cervelo, which is a 2012 RS (as close to an entry level model one could get at the time)) I've had now for 7 years and it's been dependable the whole time. I'd strongly consider a Cervelo again when I retire it. I don't know when that will be as it still meets all my needs for a #1 road bike.
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Old 09-23-19, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by imakecircles View Post
I love my Cervelo, which is a 2012 RS {snip}
6min's for a reply, that's really good.

But you failed to mention if you fall within the typecast and apparently unloved group of Cervelo owners 8-)



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Old 09-23-19, 02:10 PM
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Get a bike that you like and one that fits properly. The percieved typecasting/stereotyping, etc., is not important. You are an adult, correct?
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Old 09-23-19, 02:21 PM
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all of the doctors and rich techies here moved on to S-Works, come on now


Also when did "baristas" start making bank?
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Old 09-23-19, 02:51 PM
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No matter what bike you pick, you will be able to find someone who will talk it down.

Who cares? Try it and see if you like it. If you're worried about social image, get a yacht.
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Old 09-23-19, 03:19 PM
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Am I qualified to own Cervelo?

YES in years I am old enough to be deemed "adult" (55)

I own a reasonable sense of humor that only needs new bearings to give me many more years of service.

I not taking the brand thing to heart.
I really Really Really want a new bike. But the sensible thing to do is to put miles on my existing ride to find out what I like and don't about its current fit.
Who knows, maybe I'm just too old to ride a new bike! You know, old dog, new tricks.

If the shifters aren't on the downtube will I even be able to find them.
I've looked, they must be there some place.

However...... If a Cervelo is going to get me a ribbing at a local ride, I just would like to know why and if I deserve it.

I never shy away from a good joke, even if it is on me.


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Old 09-23-19, 03:21 PM
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"Yacht" - - - - - now there's a thought! Do those come in 61cm
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Old 09-23-19, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by sheddle View Post


Also when did "baristas" start making bank?
IKR. Me thinks he confused baristas with barristers.🤣
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Old 09-23-19, 03:26 PM
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funny enough one of the baristas by my apartment rides a Cervelo, it just happens to be an old Prodigy
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This thread got boring quickly. Can someone enliven it?
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Old 09-23-19, 03:28 PM
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I've never noticed Cervelo's per se being type cast, but I've seen a number of posters here type cast any bike more expensive than theirs as an extravagant waste of money.

Fwiw, I'm already judging you for having a nicer vintage steel bike than me, so your Cervelo better come up cheaper than my Ridley.
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You can get a reasonably priced 105-equipped Cervelo, though!

that's why S-Works got big- there's no mistaking that you're rich if you have one of those things.
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Old 09-23-19, 03:35 PM
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Just for consideration:

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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
No matter what bike you pick, you will be able to find someone who will talk it down.
^^^^^^^
This

I own a Trek and don't care what the Italian bike owners say.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
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This

I own a Trek and don't care what the Italian bike owners say.
What about Mongolian bike owners?😀
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Old 09-23-19, 04:51 PM
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Brands

Italian, American, there is only one place!
I'm English, with an English Holdsworth Special that I built in 1979. It came with me to the SF Bay Area in 1989 and 40 years on I just rebuilt it.
I love that bike. It's always lived in the house. No garage good enough for my bike.

Whatever new bike I buy, it will be a downgrade to the one I have 8-)
But I guess I can suffer through having a newer & non-English ride.

What surprised me was the electronic shifting. I can't imagine having to charge a bike in order to use it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm tech compatible, I have to charge my car in order to drive it.... but a bike!

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The way it's done here is you purchase a new Madone for a bargain price, then return it because ???? On the chance that you are actually shopping, I have noticed that in my group various S Works have indeed displaced Cervelo in the past year or two. Why that would matter to anyone is another question.
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Old 09-23-19, 11:20 PM
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I donít dislike Cervelo, but I wonít own a bike from any of the large manufacturers, e.g., Cannondale, Trek, Specialized, or brands like Cervelo that have a large presence where I live. In the Sacramento area, seems like everyone is riding an S Works, Madone, or some kind of Cervelo. I am a snob when it comes to road bikes. I prefer Italian made, preferably steel with campy jewelry. Mountain, adventure, fat doesnít matter as long as itís not aluminum. I know I am sick, but itís my $$$.

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you're behind time pal. Doctors, dentists, lawyers are buying Italian these days, ie, Pinarello, Colnago, Wilier, Divo, De Rosa, with Lightweight wheels. If it's American, then it's something custom like Firefly.

Cervelo, Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Giant are boring af for laymen.
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You're not properly embracing stereotypes until you're rocking Gatorskins on your ENVE SES 7.8s.

No sense in worrying about what others think about your choice of bicycle. Few notice, even fewer care.
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Originally Posted by Barry2 View Post
Italian, American, there is only one place!
I'm English, with an English Holdsworth Special that I built in 1979. It came with me to the SF Bay Area in 1989 and 40 years on I just rebuilt it.
I love that bike. It's always lived in the house. No garage good enough for my bike.

Whatever new bike I buy, it will be a downgrade to the one I have 8-)
But I guess I can suffer through having a newer & non-English ride.

What surprised me was the electronic shifting. I can't imagine having to charge a bike in order to use it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm tech compatible, I have to charge my car in order to drive it.... but a bike!

Barry
Living in SF Bay Area with an electric car while waxing romantic about your beloved old English bike but worried about being typecast
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Just for consideration:

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Interesting, and enlightening!
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"Yacht" - - - - - now there's a thought! Do those come in 61cm
61 foot. While you may not need carbon fiber, you'll definitely want a wet well to store the tender and the jet skis.
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