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2014 R5

Postby fat and old » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:23 am

Asked in general, but maybe the Cervelo boys hang out down here :lol:

Looking at a 2014 R5, Di2, Racing 0 nites, etc. Any feedback on these....known issues, comfort....I'm 84kg going down. Weight an issue?

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Postby Dr_Mutley » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:16 am

Very good rig... I've just purchased a 2015 R5, and its a very nice ride - I don't think there's any significant changes from '14 to '15... The tall headtube is a bit annoying for me, but if u don't have an aggressive position it works well for most... Climbs and descends very well...

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby fat and old » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:21 pm

Thanks doc :)

I like a taller headtube.

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby Dr_Mutley » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:00 pm

fat and old wrote:Thanks doc :)

I like a taller headtube.

Then your set!

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby fat and old » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:34 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:
fat and old wrote:Thanks doc :)

I like a taller headtube.

Then your set!


You were right!

Sweet, sweet ride :D

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby warthog1 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:03 pm

Nice work F&O. :)

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Postby Dr_Mutley » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:38 pm

Pics or u haven't got one! [emoji6]

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby fat and old » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:12 pm

Pick up hopefully tomorrow. I'll try to work out how. You can forget about -17 deg stems, Enves and big chain rings though :lol: 52/36 is enough for me :D

gotta get that crappy bar tape replaced, and wait till I sell the present bike to buy the new wheels :D Fulcrum 3's a standard, better than me anyway.

I like Di2 :D

Happy end to the week. Thanks blokes.

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:28 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:Pics or u haven't got one! [emoji6]

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Why the issue with the tall steerer? Looking to me you have too much drop. More the a pro cyclist would run.
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Postby Dr_Mutley » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:22 pm

The drop is significant but it's exaggerated a little by the camera angle... At the end of the day less drop means less comfort for me, as I comfortably ride with a low flat back... Lifting the front end results in spinal flexion, which for me is uncomfortable. So the silly looking -17 deg stem being slammed isn't about wanting to be wnaker cool, just being comfortable for longer, 200km+ rides...

The tall headtube means to get enough drop to be comfortable I, 1) have to use a stupid looking -17 deg stem instead of a traditional -6, and 2) have to use deep drop bars like the Tornova pictured, instead of my favoured, shallower, ergonovas... Annoying [emoji15]

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby fat and old » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:24 am

Crappy pic, but here it is :D
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Re: 2014 R5

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:12 am

Awesome looking rig mate... It's the best of the R5s aesthetically by a long way [emoji106]

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:12 am

Keep us updated with pics!

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby fat and old » Tue May 26, 2015 1:26 pm

First whine!! :lol:

Stupid brake cable running along the head tube has graunched the paint. Rotten beautiful matte paint that marks up easy :( :lol:

To even things out.....I got a KOM yesterday!!! A real one, not a 2015 one. First ever! And I didn't even make the segment up!!!! :lol:

I like this bike 8) It's a keeper.

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby Dr_Mutley » Tue May 26, 2015 2:08 pm

Awesome!
Most pics please!
If your brake cable is gouging the paint it must be a bit short? Post up pics of where etc...

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby fat and old » Tue May 26, 2015 2:19 pm

Happy pic....first comute :D

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby fat and old » Tue May 26, 2015 2:20 pm

Sad pic...damage to paint :(

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby jaseyjase » Tue May 26, 2015 3:01 pm

get some frame protectors mate! or small o-rings

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby Dr_Mutley » Thu May 28, 2015 12:30 am

Yikes!!!!!!
The best frame protection is helicopter tape... I use it for my chainstay, and seat tube where the back brake housing crosses it...

Heaps of different lengths and widths on egay..,

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http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1794838579

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby fat and old » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:03 pm

Pretty wild aye, :( Got some frame protector things as soon as I saw it, but the marks are there.....actually it pains me to say it but the gouges are there.

If I wanted to be a pedant, would this be a warranty claim?

On another tack.... I got another KOM! :D Not a biggie, but it's mine 8)

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby squizz_08 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:02 am

fat and old wrote:If I wanted to be a pedant, would this be a warranty claim?

No.

Dr M, what size is your rig please? Trying to work out if I'll need a 120 or 130mm -17 for a S2 I'm planning on getting.

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby cyclotaur » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:14 am

Dr M, WHAT SIZE IS YOUR RIG please? Trying to work out if I'll need a 120 or 130mm -17 for a S2 I'm planning on getting.
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Re: 2014 R5

Postby macca33 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:46 pm

Hahaha
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Re: 2014 R5

Postby Dr_Mutley » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:37 pm

squizz_08 wrote:
fat and old wrote:If I wanted to be a pedant, would this be a warranty claim?

No.

Dr M, what size is your rig please? Trying to work out if I'll need a 120 or 130mm -17 for a S2 I'm planning on getting.


Sorry squizz just saw this... 56

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Re: 2014 R5

Postby fat and old » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:15 pm

Update.

The creaking BB is driving me nuts!

Otherwise a fine, reliable steed that is providing many hours of enjoyment. App. 9,500 k's to date, give or take.

It's even started climbing :lol:

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