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  • 04-09-2013 6:50 PM In reply to

    • Stem
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    Re: R3 - Project

    davidg:
    I had 2011 Sram Red on my old bike and while I liked it, on my current R3 I have the new 2012 yaw red and like it much better. If you are looking at SRAM Red, I would save up the difference and go with the new red.
    Right, but is the old Red just like the last Red Black?
  • 04-09-2013 8:10 PM In reply to

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  • 04-13-2013 1:10 PM In reply to

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    Hi! Just bought Sram Red Black groupset for quite a nice price. However, I don’t know if I’ll keep the crankset or if I’ll buy a Rotor crankset: 3D+ with aero Q-rings. Any opinion on this matter? Anyone who tried both? As I told you, I have in mind to build up a bike close to 2011 or 2012 R3 Garmin team bike.
  • 04-13-2013 2:33 PM In reply to

    • jdais
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    I've had the Sram red crank and now have the Rotor. You probably save some weight on the rotor, but both are good cranks. I was thinking about getting Q rings, but I have heard of good/bad experience with them. I am fine with round rings at the moment
  • 04-13-2013 10:28 PM In reply to

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    Or go halfway and put the q-rings on the SRAM Red crank. I was running this setup for a while without problems.
  • 05-14-2013 6:15 AM In reply to

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    d_1234:

    Not vintage bikes in general, but Cervelo vintage bikes are a good theme for the Cervelo forum.

    I've been noticing more vintage Cervelo info on cervelo's web site under the Support section.

    http://cervelo.com/en/support/products.html

    Cervelo One, Dual or Renaissance anyone?

     

    I was lucky to have manage to get a used Renaissance at MY SIZE (48) 

    I was riding an 08 Cervelo R3 and was just dabbling on the idea of getting a modern steel frame even though I aledi have a late 80's Raleigh carbon steel frame (but 1 or 2 sizes too big) which I had kept for 18 years. 

    At that time, I didn't even know that Cervelo had steel frames, let alone the Renaissance. Actually, a lot of ppl don't know. So happened I was browsing an online bike classified and saw an ad selling a Cervelo steel frame. Tried asking Mr Google for more info but there wasn't much to be found. Anyway I grabbed it as it's reasonably priced... Apparently the seller bought it as a brand new old stock and only rode for about 2 years and it's in pretty good shape. Kept in store for a few months before I got it built up before the Mayan Doomsday.. :)

    It basically shared the same geometry as my R3, wheelbase is actually shorter by 10mm even though R3's wheelbase is already short to start with. From what I can recall, both rides about the same. Sadly, I haven't really been logging in much mileage due to work to really tell the difference between the 2.. One thing for sure, it's something different from all the carbon offering out there... ;)

     

     


    2008 Cervelo R3
    2002 Cervelo Renaissance
  • 05-14-2013 6:55 AM In reply to

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    Re: R3 - Project

    Thanks for sharing your bike... Very nice. What's the tubing? Can you post more pictures?
  • 05-14-2013 7:03 AM In reply to

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    Stem:
    Thanks for sharing your bike... Very nice. What's the tubing? Can you post more pictures?
     

    From what I know it was made using Cervelo specified Columbus Ultrafoco tubings.

    Frame weight is just below 1.5kg. Not a weightweenie's choice frame... But I'm not one... ;) 

    Btw, try google 'Cervelo Renaissance', you can see more photos of the frameset.

    Don't have much photos of it so far, here's another pic..

     

    2008 Cervelo R3
    2002 Cervelo Renaissance
  • 05-14-2013 9:31 AM In reply to

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    WildeOne:
    Congrats on your new bike/project. I admire your patience (waiting/building the bike for months before you can ride it...) ... (e.g. and what if you built the bike with SRAM group and MAVIC wheels only to find out Garmin SHARP struck a deal with SHIMANO?)...
    Just setting the record straight, no deal struck with Shimano. Slipstreamsports is buying the DA groupscomponents just like everyone else. Shimano is only sponsoring the Argos Shimano team. See http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/05/news/pro-bike-ryder-hesjedals-cervelo-rca_284837 . Ryder (defending Giro champ) using last years 7900 Di2 - he has to wait like everyone else for Shimano to fill orders before the pro teams. If they were sponsored, guaranteed Ryder would have the 11-speed. Look at photo #2 - Ryder Hesjedal's Cervelo Rca -Garmin-Sharp notoriously bought all its own gear last year, and has stuck with the 10-speed Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 going into 2013. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com

    Go back to January (search youtube) for press conference with Vaughters where he said that (paraphrasing) 'We lost too many races, had too many mechanicals to consider using SRAM again".

    Everything else on the bike is sponsored.
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    2011 Cervelo R5ca (56cm): Shimano 6870 Di2/9000 Di2/EWW01 Wireless, Rotor Q-Rings, Dura Ace 9000 C-24 Wheels.
    2010 Giant TCR Advanced SL Pro (M/L): Shimano 9000 Dura Ace, Shimano Dura Ace 9000 C-35 Wheels.
    2013 Cervelo R5 (51cm): Shimano Ultegra 6700, Shimano Dura Ace 9000 C-24 wheels.
    2014 Giant Envie Advanced 1 (S): Shimano Ultegra 6800
  • 05-14-2013 10:03 AM In reply to

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    Thanks for your knowledgeable response Ricks, but I think you are missing the point here.. I gave Shimano only as an example to the OP that while I admire his patience to collect the right parts to match his bike to the specs of the Garmin-Sharp team, the world of pro cycling and sponsorship is very dynamic and while he is saving money for, or has bought a specific component, in the meantime the team may move on to work with another sponsor. Another analogy could be to the team's kit. You buy the kit or bike with the colour scheme of your favorite team only to find out they merged/re-branded/changed sponsors even before the season ended (Garmin adding Sharp, RaboBank changed to Blanco, Cannondale dropping Liquidgas, etc, etc.) And the OP already responded to my post sharing his rationale...
    2009 S2, SRAM Rival, 50/34 Rotor Q-Rings, Mavic Ksyrium SLs 7.2Kg
  • 05-14-2013 11:02 AM In reply to

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    Thanks for your comments and suggestions (I wish I could speak better English, so that I could express myself a bit better).

     

    I know the world of pro cycling is quite dynamic. But my idea is to build up something close to the 2011 R3 Garmin team bike (and I can save some money buying 2 years old components). I have other bikes nothing related with this idea. But now I’m not far to have a thing like this (I believe the exception will be the wheels):

     

    http://www.cyclingfans.net/images/2011_paris_roubaix_johan_van_summeren_garmin_cervelo_carrefour_de_l_arbre1.jpg

     

  • 05-14-2013 11:35 AM In reply to

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    WildeOne - Not a problem :-) Stem - Try ebay
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    2011 Cervelo R5ca (56cm): Shimano 6870 Di2/9000 Di2/EWW01 Wireless, Rotor Q-Rings, Dura Ace 9000 C-24 Wheels.
    2010 Giant TCR Advanced SL Pro (M/L): Shimano 9000 Dura Ace, Shimano Dura Ace 9000 C-35 Wheels.
    2013 Cervelo R5 (51cm): Shimano Ultegra 6700, Shimano Dura Ace 9000 C-24 wheels.
    2014 Giant Envie Advanced 1 (S): Shimano Ultegra 6800
  • 07-10-2013 6:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: R3 - Project

    Just to update this post. Here's what I've bought in the last months:

    - Sram Red Black group (brakes, derailleurs, shift levers, cassette, chain)

    - Rotor 3D+ and Aero Q-Rings (52/39)

    - Rotor PressFit 4630 and Chain Catcher

    - Fizik Antares Kium Team Edition Garmin Barracuda

    - Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL PD-7900

    - Arundel Stainless Steel

    I've just ordered a Rotundo Team bar and an Arx Team stem (120/6º).

     

     

    I still have some doubts about the wheelset. Maybe I'll go for the Mavic Ksyrium SLR. But any suggestion is very welcome!

  • 02-05-2014 7:10 AM In reply to

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    Hi, all! I'm finishing the bike. I just have two questions: 1) what do I do with the epoxy (Hardman) that comes with the frame? 2) the little rubber tube for cable that comes with the frame is much smaller than the hole near the seat tube where it should fit; so, how can I prevent the frame from water and dust? Any help? Thanks a lot.
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