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Re: cervelo love

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:56 pm
by Dr_Mutley
Tank1252 wrote:A mate just bought one of these (DA Di2). I gotta say I really like the red top tube. I'm over all-black bikes.
haha! Well I couple of my friends say the same thing and I should embrace the red! What can I say? I'm just a boring black person ;-)

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:11 pm
by g-boaf
Cervelo P5 finished: :)

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It can be ridden now. I want to add to it after the Xmas holidays some different cranks when all the shops open up again.

I also want to add some shifters for the brake levers - but I'm not quite sure the best way to go about adding those. I was thinking to use SW-R600 shifters, but was advised that the cable wouldn't reach the junction box. :?

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:51 pm
by killerloop
Sweet cervelos

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:55 pm
by killerloop
Anyone knows if an s2 would need a British or Italian thread bottom bracket?

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:59 pm
by Dr_Mutley
English...

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:45 pm
by dbf
g-boaf wrote:Cervelo P5 finished: :)

I want to add to it after the Xmas holidays some different cranks when all the shops open up again.



Nicely done g-boaf. I have a brand new never fitted Rotor 3D+ Aero crankset for sale in the market place, which was fitted to the OE version of this very bike, if you were at all interested.

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:13 pm
by g-boaf
dbf wrote:
g-boaf wrote:Cervelo P5 finished: :)

I want to add to it after the Xmas holidays some different cranks when all the shops open up again.



Nicely done g-boaf. I have a brand new never fitted Rotor 3D+ Aero crankset for sale in the market place, which was fitted to the OE version of this very bike, if you were at all interested.


Thanks - just contacted you. :)

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:37 pm
by Ignoto
Hey guys,

I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on an S3 this weekend and I just have two quick questions.

1) Rotor Cranks or the Shimano? I'm leaning towards the Shimano crank as it just seems to suite the bike a little more than the Rotor crank. I'll be chucking a P2M power meter in there as well and it just seems to fill the crank out a little more.

2) Di2 Battery - from the Cervelo website, it seems the battery is mounted on the outside, but a couple pictures suggest the battery can be internal. Is this easy to do and re-charge? The LBS I'm going to be grabbing it from mention they'd have to order the bike from Adelaide, so I'm unsure if the internal mount is stock standard now?

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:06 pm
by Dr_Mutley
Unless u build it up from a frameset u prolly won't get a choice between rotor and DA cranks... They come standard with rotors.... IMO the rotors look and perform better but there's not much either way, just personal preference...

Go for the internal battery setup if u can afford it... Much cleaner and nicer... The battery fits nicely in the seatpost. The charging is easily done thru a port on the front junction box...

I think DA Di2 has it as standard, and Ui2 external.

To convert the Ui2 to internal will cost around $300 to 400 online (battery 125$, junction box 100$ & charger 125$)

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:08 pm
by Dr_Mutley
Cervelo is distributed in Aust by focus bikes, hence why it'd come from Radelaide

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:22 pm
by Ignoto
Cheers Dr.

I guess I'm more of a fan of the Shimano look because it's closed off and slightly "cleaner" than the rotors.

I'll be going down the Ui2 so I'll need to get the internal done. I'll raise that with the LBS and see if they're capable of doing it.

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:01 pm
by sminns
Anyone have an issue with the drive side dropout wearing away and causing the axle to be able to move forward which in turn causes the tyre to rub on the non drive side chain stay?

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:16 am
by Dr_Mutley
sminns wrote:Anyone have an issue with the drive side dropout wearing away and causing the axle to be able to move forward which in turn causes the tyre to rub on the non drive side chain stay?
never heard of that?! What model?

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:36 am
by sminns
Dr_Mutley wrote:
sminns wrote:Anyone have an issue with the drive side dropout wearing away and causing the axle to be able to move forward which in turn causes the tyre to rub on the non drive side chain stay?
never heard of that?! What model?


2013 R5

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:12 pm
by Dr_Mutley
Can't say I've heard of that.., could only happen with a QR either overtightened and cracking the dropout, or a chronically under-torqued QR?

The main issue on the R series was the dropout cracking or snapping off, but that was only the 2011 & some 2012 models with the vertically aligned hanger screws. The R series now have horizontal hanger screws...

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:55 am
by Ignoto
My Red Baron (S3) finally arrived after being shipped from the states via Adelaide. Managed to get out on the weekend on a small test ride and it feels fantastic. The cockpit will definitely require some getting used to, the bars + hoods are all skinner than what I was used to on my Tarmac. More importantly, it's my first bike with Di2 and wow, that's a complete !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! to get used to! I went to downshift but it wouldn't go over, turns out my fingers were still accustomed to pushing the shifter over and not pressing the higher button!

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:29 pm
by Rich-Ti
New R3 paint job looks awesome:

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Re: cervelo love

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:36 pm
by Dr_Mutley
Rich-Ti wrote:New R3 paint job looks awesome:

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U rekon?!
Not as bad as the R5, but still terrible compared to the beautiful paint of the 2014 R3! [emoji6]

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:09 pm
by rpmspinman
Hi all,

New to the Cervelo family. Just picked up this machine on the weekend.

Full mechanical DA groupo

Image20160912_170102 by Shav Bird, on Flickr

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:30 pm
by lunar_c
This is my new bike, and I finally own a cervelo!

It's a 2008 cervelo soloist team, with full ultegra 6600.

It was owned by a triathlete (gasp!) and set up as such with an ism saddle and aero saddle mount cages.

It also had a horrendously heavy ism over5 44cm bar and stem, and cheap xero training wheels.

I have to get a bike fit next week before I decide on the finishing kit.

I have ordered a fizik arione r5, and stuck some fsa 42cm bars and 110mm stem that I had lying around on plus my best wheels and Garmin.

I serviced the bike and trimmed all the cables to proper lengths, and will be going through and replacing all of the bolts on the seat post/collar/etc with stainless.

Current weight is 8.6kg with the ism saddle which weighs a ton, and the heavy bars/stem.

Once I get a decent bike fit I will change the components out for either deda zero 100 or zipp service course sl which will drop a couple hundred grams.

And once I sell my old bike I will replace the 6600 series ultegra with 6800, which will take another few hundred grams and the old ultegra will go on my commuter.

I'm looking into replacing the fork with a full carbon model layer down the road as well (the wolf fork weighs 500g as it has a cr-mo steerer tube) which will drop about 150g.

I'm not super into the weight weenie thing but I would like my best bike (and the one which I will race on) in the 7.2-7.8kg range.

Here's a terrible photo! Image

So glad to finally own something with "vroomen white design" written on it!

I reckon it would look amazing painted in a solid red with white decals like the t1/t4 track bikes..

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:33 pm
by g-boaf
lunar_c wrote:This is my new bike, and I finally own a cervelo!

It's a 2008 cervelo soloist team, with full ultegra 6600.

It was owned by a triathlete (gasp!) and set up as such with an ism saddle and aero saddle mount cages.

It also had a horrendously heavy ism over5 44cm bar and stem, and cheap xero training wheels.

I have to get a bike fit next week before I decide on the finishing kit.

I have ordered a fizik arione r5, and stuck some fsa 42cm bars and 110mm stem that I had lying around on plus my best wheels and Garmin.

I serviced the bike and trimmed all the cables to proper lengths, and will be going through and replacing all of the bolts on the seat post/collar/etc with stainless.

Current weight is 8.6kg with the ism saddle which weighs a ton, and the heavy bars/stem.

Once I get a decent bike fit I will change the components out for either deda zero 100 or zipp service course sl which will drop a couple hundred grams.

And once I sell my old bike I will replace the 6600 series ultegra with 6800, which will take another few hundred grams and the old ultegra will go on my commuter.

I'm looking into replacing the fork with a full carbon model layer down the road as well (the wolf fork weighs 500g as it has a cr-mo steerer tube) which will drop about 150g.

I'm not super into the weight weenie thing but I would like my best bike (and the one which I will race on) in the 7.2-7.8kg range.

Here's a terrible photo! Image

So glad to finally own something with "vroomen white design" written on it!

I reckon it would look amazing painted in a solid red with white decals like the t1/t4 track bikes..


I pity you with the ISM saddle. Horrible things they are!

Really decent saddle is the Specialized Romin Pro, quite light and pretty comfortable.

A Zipp SL-70 Aero bar would suit that bike pretty well too:

http://www.zipp.com/bars/sl-70-aero/

I wouldn't repaint it, bike looks good as it is. If only you could get a fork painted up the same as the rest of the bike.

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:04 pm
by lunar_c
I am liking the look of the zipp finishing kit more and more, though my preference has always been for Deda.

Might have a buyer for my other bike so hopefully if that comes through I can keep upgrading ;)

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:55 pm
by lunar_c
Screw it I'm going all out with this bike (as much as my budget will allow) .. all titanium bolts for a start :)

Re: cervelo love

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:05 pm
by Dan_Melb85
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Re: cervelo love

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:22 pm
by rpmspinman
Dan_Melb85 wrote:Image


Hey Dan, how's the beast going? How's your riding going btw?

PS. Its blueoval from FFAU :mrgreen: