Updated Cervelo R5 VWD

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Updated Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby lovestheclimb » Tue Nov 27, 2012 23:32 pm

I (as many others) managed to get my hands on a Cervelo R5 VWD.
As mentioned by other posts the frame and forks were crazy light and looks perfect!
I have started building it up but work has stopped me but thought I'd put up a picture of what it looks like so far.
The only changed to the standard frame was the spacer which goes over the headtube, the fsa one which came was a bit high and i thought ugly so swapped it out with a bit of diy with a smaller one.
frame has not been properly sorted yet as in fit wise but all is looking promising.

Enjoy

Image

^^^^^ updated picture after a slippery ride
Last edited by lovestheclimb on Tue Jan 01, 2013 22:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby BikeSwan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 23:50 pm

This is a beautiful bike! What wheels are those? They look really low profile. Those brakes look interesting too, what are those? A full spec list would be good.

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby Fevmeister » Wed Nov 28, 2012 01:42 am

Yes what wheels are they???

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby lovestheclimb » Wed Nov 28, 2012 09:04 am

They are Hed stinger 2.5 wheels, they are super light tubs.
the wheels feel like proper tubs; stick to the road!
I am looking to sell them thought for £300 including swisstop yellow pads.....

they are ultegra grey 6700 brakes just haven't set them just yet

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby lovestheclimb » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:02 am

Spec List

Cervelo R5 VWD Frame and Forks
SRAM Red 2013 Exogram Chainset 53/39
Dura Ace 7900 Levers, F & R Mech
Ultegra 6700 Grey Brake Callipers
Ultegra 6700 Carbon pedals
Hed Stinger 2.5 Carbonlite Low Profile Tubular wheels w/ Continental competition tubs
Carbon X-Ti Skewers
3T Ltd Stem & Seatpost
3T Pro Ergosum Bars
Arundel Gecko Grop Bar tape Black
Saddle: Fizik Antares 00 Braided
SRAM Octalink Chain
SRAM Exoglide XG1090 11-25 Cassette

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby maxlite » Wed Nov 28, 2012 16:46 pm

Love the wheels and the bike, I had the same problem with my R5 headset spacer, found a lower one....again with a bit of diy!
Cervelo R5
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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby Fevmeister » Wed Nov 28, 2012 17:09 pm

Fun y question but do they do them in clinchers???

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby lovestheclimb » Wed Nov 28, 2012 19:16 pm

Fevmeister wrote:Fun y question but do they do them in clinchers???


not as far as I am aware, you can buy these off me if you'd like?

Are in pristine condition, can send some close ups if you are interested

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby Fevmeister » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:55 pm

Thanks for the offer but I'm not ready for tubs yet! Don't think I'd be comfortable with them!

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby dotcom » Thu Nov 29, 2012 15:26 pm

Hi,

Thinking of getting an R5 or a Canyon Ultimate CF SLX can you give me any feedback to aid my decision?
I think they are both stiff and light, the only main difference is the cable routing and price maybe

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby Fevmeister » Thu Nov 29, 2012 15:58 pm

Cervelo is the best choice in my opinion although I could be considered a little bit of a fanboy.

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby TMR » Thu Nov 29, 2012 20:27 pm

Nice frame. Well done for matching the finishing kit. I prefer Shimano over SRAM, but that's personal obviously.

Very nice.

Would look awesome with some R-SYS SLR.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby Fevmeister » Thu Nov 29, 2012 21:38 pm

The Mad Rapper wrote:Nice frame. Well done for matching the finishing kit. I prefer Shimano over SRAM, but that's personal obviously.

Very nice.

Would look awesome with some R-SYS SLR.


I have to agree!!

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby lovestheclimb » Fri Nov 30, 2012 13:41 pm

The Mad Rapper wrote:Nice frame. Well done for matching the finishing kit. I prefer Shimano over SRAM, but that's personal obviously.

Very nice.

Would look awesome with some R-SYS SLR.


I agree regarding the finishing kit does look good when it all matches.

I went for a SRAM chainset as it has bb30 and didn't need to run any adapters, as well as I had it at home and didn't need to go buy a new one.

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby lovestheclimb » Fri Nov 30, 2012 13:45 pm

dotcom wrote:Hi,

Thinking of getting an R5 or a Canyon Ultimate CF SLX can you give me any feedback to aid my decision?
I think they are both stiff and light, the only main difference is the cable routing and price maybe


I was weighing up between these two bikes but I went for the Cervelo as I always wanted one and the thing that swung it for me was the warranty, I believe cervelo have made it life time where as canyon is 6 years.
both great bikes, just go for which one you prefer the geometry and look of that means you will ride it more

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby Fevmeister » Fri Nov 30, 2012 17:25 pm

And what's the problem with running cervelos on bb adapters? I'm running 3!!

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Re: Another Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby lovestheclimb » Fri Nov 30, 2012 18:06 pm

Fevmeister wrote:And what's the problem with running cervelos on bb adapters? I'm running 3!!


Nothing, just made it a lot easier to slot it straight in, as my alternative was to use a gxp chainset which required odd adapters due to the size of the bbright shell.

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Re: Updated Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby lovestheclimb » Tue Jan 01, 2013 22:14 pm

Updated picture (main picture), the bike has been properly set up to me now and all i need is to cut the steerer tube, going to change the stem to a 3t stealth team as I think the ltd is too chunky, wheels are awesome and the braking is incredible even in the wet.

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Re: Updated Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Jan 01, 2013 22:58 pm

That looks great! Could you take a pic without the saddle bag and from more of a rear 3/4 angle?
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Re: Updated Cervelo R5 VWD

Postby lovestheclimb » Tue Jan 01, 2013 23:06 pm

NapoleonD wrote:That looks great! Could you take a pic without the saddle bag and from more of a rear 3/4 angle?


Thanks Nap, Yes will sort more pictures of the bike.

by 3/4 angle do you mean slightly off looking from behind to the front?


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