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Old 07-29-19, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
Hah, you've got the Toseek Aeronova rip-off. I have three, incredible value.

Did you try to break them before fitment? They don't test them...

Oh yeah - hot, if you go black tape.
Yes, I'm 230 lbs and have tried my damnedest to break them but not even a creak from them. I've got these on another bike also and they've performed well no issues whatsoever. I understand the preference for black tape, but I'm just not a black tape guy. I've got 7 or 8 road bikes and not a single one with black tape. I like to be "different". I do wish Supacaz would make a slightly darker blue though. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Originally Posted by ski4bob
Yes, I'm 230 lbs and have tried my damnedest to break them but not even a creak from them.
Hooley dooley. That's pretty impressive given the weight, price, and obvious lack of QC and testing.

I got a bunch of little creaks out of each mine when I tested them before fitting, as a few tighter fibres snapped, but yeah, quiet after that, and strong as buggery.

Made me wonder, if that's normal for carbon parts but you just don't come across it because reputable brands test their carbon stuff before sale, or if it was just down to sloppy lay-up.
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Cervelo R5 - limited color - 51cm - 6.26kg
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Cervelo R5 - limited color - 51cm - 6.26kg
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Red with white decals is always hot. Hard to mess up that combo.
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Cervelo R5 - limited color - 51cm - 6.26kg
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Originally Posted by nemeseri
Cervelo R5 - limited color - 51cm - 6.26kg
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Hot! A few white accents would work.
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I guess I'll throw my latest local find our there. It's a 1998 Trek Y-Foil sporting most of it's original components. The wheels came off a Lemond I also picked up recently.

I took this out with tired legs yesterday and it flat out flies.

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Originally Posted by MSchott
A few white accents would work.
Nooo!!! Don't do it. Twould be a grave mistake.

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Three words: Union Cycliste Internationale.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
1998 Trek Y-Foil
Since you have more than one, I propose the following:

Given the UCI killed non-diamond framed bikes stone dead, I figure they're a prime candidate for modernisation. Etap, modern aero wheels, compact bars (for a modern look), and lose the fork for an Easton Aero. I have one in 1", and it'd look the tits on this, painted to match.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
Since you have more than one, I propose the following:

Given the UCI killed non-diamond framed bikes stone dead, I figure they're a prime candidate for modernisation. Etap, modern aero wheels, compact bars (for a modern look), and lose the fork for an Easton Aero. I have one in 1", and it'd look the tits on this, painted to match.
This is about as modern as it's going to get. Although I am thinking about moving some 46mm C.F. tubular wheels on to it to make it an even better climber. They'd drop about a pound of rotating weight off of this.


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Originally Posted by ski4bob
So let me know your thoughts on this beauty (in my eyes). Shimano R7000 groupset, Mavic Cosmic Elite Wheelset and many carbon bits. Its a fast ride that likes hills![img]

My "new" ride.
Hot. I have a 684, and every time I ride it, I remember how much fun it is. Still with the OE fork, and really does ride like a truck.
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Originally Posted by nemeseri
Cervelo R5 - limited color - 51cm - 6.26kg
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
I guess I'll throw my latest local find our there. It's a 1998 Trek Y-Foil sporting most of it's original components. The wheels came off a Lemond I also picked up recently.

I took this out with tired legs yesterday and it flat out flies.

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Originally Posted by LAJ
Hot. I have a 684, and every time I ride it, I remember how much fun it is. Still with the OE fork, and really does ride like a truck.
My son stole mine.

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Originally Posted by jamesdak
This is about as modern as it's going to get. Although I am thinking about moving some 46mm C.F. tubular wheels on to it to make it an even better climber. They'd drop about a pound of rotating weight off of this.


For some reason not known to me, when I look at this Y-Foil I see a...........skeleton. It doesn't come to mind looking at the other one.
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The matte red Cervelo is hot, but not feeling the saddle position. But it's already a zero setback, so it is what it needs to be, I guess.
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Originally Posted by nemeseri
Cervelo R5 - limited color - 51cm - 6.26kg
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I see this and it reminds me of the one build I didn't get to truly enjoy and regret selling years ago, a S3 in the Norwegian Red color way. Man, I miss that bike.
But this R5, oh so HOT.
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The matte red Cervelo is hot, but not feeling the saddle position. But it's already a zero setback, so it is what it needs to be, I guess.
Yeah... So the reason for the saddle position is a bit tricky. Cervelo has a one size fits all 73deg seat tube angle for all sizes and I have super short femurs.
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I like it. Having said that, and assuming the original design impetus was to increase/improve aerodynamics, for all that is holy and aesthetic, slam the freakin’ stem and lose those hideous bars. Oh yeah, the stem has to go. Find a longer stem that looks less... chunky, lose the silly seat post and slide the saddle forward.

Originally Posted by jamesdak
I guess I'll throw my latest local find our there. It's a 1998 Trek Y-Foil sporting most of it's original components. The wheels came off a Lemond I also picked up recently.

I took this out with tired legs yesterday and it flat out flies.

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Originally Posted by zatopek
I like it. Having said that, and assuming the original design impetus was to increase/improve aerodynamics, for all that is holy and aesthetic, slam the freakin’ stem and lose those hideous bars. Oh yeah, the stem has to go. Find a longer stem that looks less... chunky, lose the silly seat post and slide the saddle forward.


A


This is what's so great about the internet. It may not look how you want but it's dialed in pretty much perfectly to my fit. So I'm not going to spend money replacing parts that allow me to dial in my fit. Though to be honest, I will be going to a more compact set of bars.

But really, looks aside why would anyone try to tell someone how to position the cockpit on their bike based on a picture????

I'm a disabled vet with trashed knees and a blown discs in my lower back. I can ride fast and pain free with precise placement of my saddle and bars. I know what works for me, not some stranger on the internet. Call my bike ugly, parts ugly, whatever. I won't care or say anything. But I find it totally silly when someone tries to tell a perfect stranger how the fit of their bike should be. I mean, really.
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