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    Hot.

    Edited: Though, that white line on the top tube makes it look like it has a hard bend when really it isn't. Wish that line wasn't there, but I still dig it.
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    The Merckx is nicely dolled up, but it's a frame I personally find ugly....
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    Early pregnancy head tube.

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    I dunno if it's an optical illusion, but that Merckx looks like it has an extremely slack headtube angle.

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    In the racers forum as well - but I can't help it. Daddy's new race rig...

    2013 Cervelo S5 VWD - Bontrager Aeolus D3 5's - SRAM Quarq Elsa - SRAM Red
    photo2.jpg

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    I think that Merckx might look better with a -10 or -17 stem. It would blend with the line of the bent top tube more perhaps... that said, to keep the same drop it would need some spacers.

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    Cervelo S5

    Great bike I'm sure and I dont mean to take any wind out of your sail, but aesthetically I just dont find it to be pleasing. Dont like the geometry nor the paint scheme. The bartape doesn't really compliment or flow with the bike. Dislike the tower of spacers below/on top of the stem (Though with it being new, I would guess you may take care of that?)

    Hope you enjoy it though!
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    The picture doesn't quite do the bar tape justice... its Lizard Skin and color in person almost seems to match the gray frame and its super comfortable. Geometry wise, I get your comment. Running a -17 degree stem would make it look odd I think. I just got comfortable with the bar height...just making sure before we trim it down. Seems like a lot of people don't like the looks of them - but the ride is pretty sweet...... ohhhhhhh and fast, if you're into that sort of thing.

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    is it the lizardskin 1.8 dark grey/light grey tape? If so, i can see where it would match. I personally dont care for the look of -17 deg stems, so that wouldn't have helped IMPO. As long as you love it, thats all that matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by clones2 View Post
    In the racers forum as well - but I can't help it. Daddy's new race rig...

    2013 Cervelo S5 VWD - Bontrager Aeolus D3 5's - SRAM Quarq Elsa - SRAM Red
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    are those wheels 50s?
    5/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanC View Post

    HOTTT... a very nice modern looking bike, love the unique frame shaping...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanC View Post


    And before last weeks crit:
    Ugly, but VERY HOT!
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    Ugly. ....but hot???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    Ugly. ....but hot???
    Yeah that confused me too. I vote Hot, that's a nice looking ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanC View Post


    And before last weeks crit:
    are those wheels 50s?
    5/20

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    Merckx is hot, though I really don't like the "hunchback" look of that top tube.
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    The Merckx is hot. I like the Tron stripe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    Ugly. ....but hot???
    Quote Originally Posted by clichty View Post
    Yeah that confused me too. I vote Hot, that's a nice looking ride!
    Yes, I confuse a lot of people; sorry. Lets just say, imo a very different/unique bike, but very very hot for this thread's standards. I'd love to ride and be able to afford that ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    are those wheels 50s?
    30 second google yields an answer of yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by cderalow View Post
    30 second google yields an answer of yes
    and how exactly did you "google" a pair of bare rims?
    5/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    and how exactly did you "google" a pair of bare rims?
    I'm wondering the same thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    and how exactly did you "google" a pair of bare rims?
    Quote Originally Posted by Nebby10 View Post
    I'm wondering the same thing...

    If you use the double arrow next to the quote in my post, you'll see that I quoted you on the Cervelo S5... in which the original poster clearly states

    Quote Originally Posted by clones2 View Post
    In the racers forum as well - but I can't help it. Daddy's new race rig...

    2013 Cervelo S5 VWD - Bontrager Aeolus D3 5's - SRAM Quarq Elsa - SRAM Red
    photo2.jpg
    which a 30 second google yields a 50mm rim.

    re: the Merckx, the rims aren't bare, but the image is too grainy to be able to read the ghosted decals well enough to identify them

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    Ah, whoops. When I had referenced the link on my phone the image cut out the text portion so I never saw that. My bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    are those wheels 50s?
    Wheels are 50cm built up by a local Sydney wheelbuilder called TWE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanC View Post
    Wheels are 50cm built up by a local Sydney wheelbuilder called TWE.
    50cm = Hawtness.
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