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Old 01-20-12, 01:30 PM   #1
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First new one in 26 years! I couldn't resist the Cervelo "Share the Ride" promotion. All stock except for a longer 3T stem (and the cages of course). Going out for the maiden voyage!

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Old 01-20-12, 01:36 PM   #2
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Old 01-20-12, 01:53 PM   #3
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Looks very fast!

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Old 01-20-12, 03:47 PM   #4
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I'd send it back unless you got a very good price on it---The seat post-In certain angles on my screen-Looks rusty

Great looking bike but it looks a bit large. You may have problems getting the test rides in to run the thing in--All those bearings to loosen up and the wheels to be re-trued after about 2,000 miles.

One thing this forum can offer to help you with is a volunteer to run it in for you. I would offer but Shipping may be expensive and you may not get it back.

So how much-How heavy-and how fast? Looks fast- looks expensive and looks light but only you can tell us.

Joshing aside--This looks great but if it is your first C.F.Bike- then cleaning it can be a problem--Spray on furniture polish works great but don't tell the wife. It can also scratch easily where cables run on the frame so get some of the clear protection stickers before you need them.

Apart from that- just ride it and let us have the ride report ASAP.
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Old 01-20-12, 03:53 PM   #5
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Great looking bike. Good luck with it. Hope you have a million trouble free, and safe mile with it.
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Old 01-20-12, 05:21 PM   #6
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One thing this forum can offer to help you with is a volunteer to run it in for you. I would offer but Shipping may be expensive and you may not get it back.

So how much-How heavy-and how fast? Looks fast- looks expensive and looks light but only you can tell us.

Joshing aside--This looks great but if it is your first C.F.Bike- then cleaning it can be a problem--Spray on furniture polish works great but don't tell the wife. It can also scratch easily where cables run on the frame so get some of the clear protection stickers before you need them.

Apart from that- just ride it and let us have the ride report ASAP.
Thanks everyone - and thanks for the cleaning hints! It is my first CF bike.

It replaces a Cervelo Team Soloist (now the S1) which is very similar but aluminum. Most of the roads I ride are rough chip-seal and I just returned from a 35 mile ride. I'm very happy that what I heard about the shock absorbing quality of CF is true. It is noticeably smoother.

Fun, fun, fun!
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Old 01-20-12, 06:31 PM   #7
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Looks great. Enjoy it.

Looking at the way it is set up, just curious whether you tried/considered going with the next larger size.
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Old 01-20-12, 08:23 PM   #8
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Looks great. Enjoy it.

Looking at the way it is set up, just curious whether you tried/considered going with the next larger size.
Good question. There isn't a next larger size. But, I've been riding a 61cm for a long time. I had Chris Kvale build me a frame in 1983, and that's what he came up with, too. Compact frames exaggerate post and stem length for me. I'm only 6'4", but I'm built like typical 5'9" guy's proportions, which means I have a longer trunk than most guys my size.
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Good question. There isn't a next larger size. But, I've been riding a 61cm for a long time. I had Chris Kvale build me a frame in 1983, and that's what he came up with, too. Compact frames exaggerate post and stem length for me. I'm only 6'4", but I'm built like typical 5'9" guy's proportions, which means I have a longer trunk than most guys my size.
I know what you mean. Great looking bike.... I would not mind seeing more pics... perhaps in her natural habitat.
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Old 01-21-12, 07:29 AM   #11
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Sweet (and fast) ride...
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Very sweet looking bike. I figured that deal they offered would bring in some buyers for the stuff. Good choice.

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Old 01-21-12, 09:13 PM   #13
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I couldn't resist the Cervelo "Share the Ride" promotion.
I just looked up that promotion? Did you buy two bikes, or receive a coupon?
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Old 01-21-12, 09:41 PM   #14
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I teamed up with another fellow and we each bought a bike. We didn't have to buy the same model or even be in the store together.
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Old 01-22-12, 09:51 AM   #15
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I would not mind seeing more pics... perhaps in her natural habitat.
Here are a couple from this morning:





The camera seemed to add 6 inches to my waistline. Everything else looks pretty accurate though...
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