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@ Last! My new Cervelo S5 spec'd out with:

 

- Roval Rapide CLX 60 Wheelset

- COBB Gen2 saddle

- Shimano Dura Ace PD-9000 pedals

 

Silly mobile! The Silver in the pix is off, but I never got my grubby lil' hands on the Nikon... not yet:rolleyes: anyway. Below, a few observations I've made:

 

- It's light... :tongue_smile:and it's fast. 

- Tight tolerances. I can only fit two Quarters stacked together between bottom tube and front tire. Perhaps :eek: a clipping of hair clearance in the rear.

- Admittedly, I am human. But, I think I'm love. :wink:

 

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

@ Last! My new Cervelo S5 spec'd out with:

- Roval Rapide CLX 60 Wheelset
- COBB Gen2 saddle
- Shimano Dura Ace PD-9000 pedals

Silly mobile! The Silver in the pix is off, but I never got my grubby lil' hands on the Nikon... not yet:rolleyes:  anyway. Below, a few observations I've made:

- It's light... tongue_smile.gifand it's fast. 
- Tight tolerances. I can only fit two Quarters stacked together between bottom tube and front tire. Perhaps eek.gif  a clipping of hair clearance in the rear.
- Admittedly, I am human. But, I think I'm love. wink.gif


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That is a nice ride. I had to look up Roval's offerings again to believe that they were in the carbon game. I remember their star wheels as being.. well, not well received in the community.
post #2703 of 3450
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

@ Last! My new Cervelo S5 spec'd out with:

 

- Roval Rapide CLX 60 Wheelset

- COBB Gen2 saddle

- Shimano Dura Ace PD-9000 pedals

 

Silly mobile! The Silver in the pix is off, but I never got my grubby lil' hands on the Nikon... not yet:rolleyes: anyway. Below, a few observations I've made:

 

- It's light... :tongue_smile:and it's fast. 

- Tight tolerances. I can only fit two Quarters stacked together between bottom tube and front tire. Perhaps :eek: a clipping of hair clearance in the rear.

- Admittedly, I am human. But, I think I'm love. :wink:

 

 

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That really is a thing of beauty!  

 

Creaky old me would never be able to get comfortable on something like that....but I wish I'd had a bike that nice 20 years ago.:smile:

post #2704 of 3450
All that Cervelo wind tunnel work sure made for a sleek ride.
I'd sell an amp to take ownership of that bike too...

Mount a Mobius action cam so we can see them wheels spinnin'.
post #2705 of 3450

Thanks, everyone. I'm really looking forward to enjoying this ride. 

:popcorn:

post #2706 of 3450

In regards to the speed thing, I clocked in at 40mph (65.5kmph) on my fathers old raleigh record ace, with 27mm tires that were pumped up to about 60psi...
That was terrifying, the tires were way under inflated and started getting horrible wobble, not helped by the bike being too large for me really...
but then on my bike I've hit about 44mph down a hill, with 25mm tires and 100psi, and it's fitted for me, that felt considerably safer/slower than going slightly slower on my fathers bike.
and then I remember getting my oooolllllddd bike up to 30mph and almost crashing because it wobbled so violently at that pace.
Idk, how fast it feels depends on the conditions, bike, fit, and road surface in my experience. I do like to use a trip computer to help me keep my pace up so I don't slow down when I start to tire out.
 

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My Father was a novice downhill ski racer. He fell at 60 mph. The snow took and tore his jacket and his pants were shredded. He said the two dangers are hitting a tree and not knowing where you will finally land. He almost went off a cliff.

I downhilled on roller blades. When the speed wobbles hit I just held my leg solid and kinda prayed till it was over. In my early youth I was a downhill skateboarder. We would tighten everything up and had no issues at all if the board was long. Fastest I have been on a skateboard is 40 mph. Not really all that fun. Just crazy. You can really only do it a couple times. I did fall once at high speed. I was hurt more than I ever have on a bike.


There was some races were the skaters wore leather and helmets too. Not sure if it is done anymore. It's really dangerious.biggrin.gif
Edited by Redcarmoose - 9/7/13 at 5:38am
post #2708 of 3450

Good goin' Swift Silent One!

post #2709 of 3450
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Originally Posted by pigmode View Post
 

Good goin' Swift Silent One!

 

Thanks. However, we :wink_face: all know where I drew my inspiration from. Since I've been appearing in this thread the past few years, I really do appreciate the contributions you made, the stories you have told and the pix you have shared.

 

I was sidelined off the bike for a very long time, due to illness; disability. Your own tales of woes and comebacks gave me inspiration during this stretch. I told myself that whenever I get myself straightened out and could walk-jog-ride again, a new bike shall be my reward. It's been a wonderful week.

:beerchug:

 

And if that wasn't enough, your pix :tongue_smile:got me wanting to visit Hawaii for the very first time!

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

@ Last! My new Cervelo S5 spec'd out with:

 

- Roval Rapide CLX 60 Wheelset

- COBB Gen2 saddle

- Shimano Dura Ace PD-9000 pedals

 

Silly mobile! The Silver in the pix is off, but I never got my grubby lil' hands on the Nikon... not yet:rolleyes: anyway. Below, a few observations I've made:

 

- It's light... :tongue_smile:and it's fast. 

- Tight tolerances. I can only fit two Quarters stacked together between bottom tube and front tire. Perhaps :eek: a clipping of hair clearance in the rear.

- Admittedly, I am human. But, I think I'm love. :wink:

 

 

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That thing is so freaking sexy! If it was legal I would marry it.

post #2711 of 3450

Y'all really do deserve a better pix, better lighting. Perhaps in a week... if I hasn't gotten :eek:scratched or :mad:stolen. 

post #2712 of 3450

Silent notes made audible... and visible.

 

Earlier today, hit the streets for the very first time in mild weather testing. I'm at once getting acquainted and getting feedback for my fitter and mechanic. Will return to the shop in 30 days with notes and have 'em fine tune this bad boy. Surprisingly, the initial fit is very close. But additional mileage will have a lot to say about that. Especially at the end of rides. I bought aero clip-ons but will wait before I throw 'em on.

 

 It was a pedestrian 17 miles - starting, stopping, looking, listening and feeling for most of it. 

:popcorn:

 

:  :  Ride

 

Not knowing what to expect and fearing the worse (harsh), the ride is surprisingly comfortable yet taut. I really took to liking the Conti 4000s on the previous machine. The S5 came with Vittoria Diamante Pro Light 700x23 slick thread. I like slick. "25's" would increase comfort further but simply would not fit. The saddle - COBB Gen2 - is making a contribution here as well. It's design addresses the sit bones to the rear. And the nose of the seat slopes down to prevent numbness and/or tingling. 

 

 

:  :  Comfort

 

Nothing about the bike is out of reach or too scrunched up. Standing, sitting, leaning, cruising or jumping on it for a quick burst of speed, all of my limbs and torso seem well positioned for operations.

 

 

:  :  Call & response

 

This bike will have you ride with purpose. I find it very responsive; stable. I could use a bit more time getting acclimated - handles well but could mislead one into believing it's twitchy. And this gets back to my original statement about purpose. It simply wants something to do and awaits instruction from its operator. If you're going to get on the bike and dilly-dally, you could do that at home. No-no, this bike is itching for a scratch and simply sends gentle reminders it wants to perform just for you.

 

In one stretch of unblocked buildings on the route, I was surprised by a gust of wind blasting from the side - it moved me off the line and almost in to traffic. But just as quick as I got in trouble, I got out without overly compensating. The same impact on the Schwinn would have mattered less due to the heavier steel and not having a broadside bottom tube. At this writing, so far, so good - when I ask this machine to do something, the response has been very satisfying.

 

Still no digital cam in sight... but don't let that stop us:wink_face: from sharing pizza & pictures on bicycle-fi!

 

 

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Edited by Silent One - 9/8/13 at 8:44pm
post #2713 of 3450

Such a beautiful bike, SO.

post #2714 of 3450

:wink: Thanks kindly.

post #2715 of 3450

Yes that is muy sweet...........

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