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Cervelo S3 - its no Dirk

MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
edited September 2019 in Your road bikes
Hello.

If anyone cares, this is MFs new S3. Its a 2018/19. Its grey and black and yellow in parts. Its a lovely metallic grey and black that actually looks really sweet, lush, see.

Its like the Ford Mondeo GTI or whatever the whizzy one is of the bicycle world: its very fast and very well made and handles lovely and turns heads and is all MF needs but when he smashes it up he'll just shrug his shoulders, sigh and order another one.

90 rear 80 front Planet X carbon tubs running 22mm Continental Sprinters at 900 psi as MF is Italian and that is how these things are meant to be done over there. He'll get around to changing them for 25s as that is what you can run on these things now. Its running tubs because bikes are meant to be running tubs.

58cm frame (MF is all legs 6'2), Ultegra 8000 11 speed that is kinda bland - snicks and smooth and works perfectly but SRAM would suit the bike better. Ultegra is the Mondeo of the bicycle world so it kind of makes sense that its on here. It looks nice though.

Standard Aliante swapped for a carbon SLR as its 200 grammes lighter and MF uses them on all his bikes.

Standard stem and 'bars swapped Superzero (110mm stem and 42cm 'bars - funny sizing on these - go up 2cm from your normal bar if you are getting some) that are lovely and stiff and look well cool but the finish is rubbish - the Superzero is rubbing off the top of the 'bars already and they have only been gently moved once.

The standard wheels(Cosmic), saddle have been sold to offset the cost. Essentially the bike has cost nothing.

One bottle cage at the mo' because he is yet to find some that he likes. He'll then procrastinate and leave this one on there.

Its slammed because bikes are meant to be. There's no point having a bike unless its slammed.

Its being used as training, communting and race bike.

The only downside is that it is going to be an absolute pig to re cable. Internal cabling eh........

The seatpost is the nicest part of the whole bike. It curves nicely like a leaping lizard.
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
smithy21 wrote:

He's right you know.
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited April 2019
    32743445287_c263e76bcf_b.jpg[/url]Cervelo 1 by [/img]
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited April 2019
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Oh - and the rear brake cable is far too long at the front of the bike but buggrred if I'm going to take it all apart to sort that.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    Looks fast/10
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,589
    Purely for the fact of rim brakes the S3 > S5 for me.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,670 Lives Here
    Purely for the fact of rim brakes the S3 > S5 for me.
    Luddite :wink:

    Looks good MF. Which one of you is going to ride it?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited April 2019
    thank you guys.

    its alright: its not a heart stealer keep forever but for the next couple of years its cool.

    think its because i haven't bonded with it yet - first time we head out to crush clubbies it should raise a giggle.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited April 2019
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Purely for the fact of rim brakes the S3 > S5 for me.
    Luddite :wink:

    Looks good MF. Which one of you is going to ride it?

    i have a trailer that i nail onto on the the rear seat stays so we can all go out together.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,424
    Saddle is pointing a bit North by Northwest.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    MrB123 wrote:
    Saddle is pointing a bit North by Northwest.
    I agree. Otherwise, looks luvverly. I thought your back was buggered though, will the 4 metre drop from saddle to bars not aggravate that?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    MrB123 wrote:
    Saddle is pointing a bit North by Northwest.

    very slightly down - agree. piccie makes it look worse than it is howver now you have mentioned i may have to have a play.......

    #paranoia
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,646
    edited April 2019
    Looks fantastic - regarding cages, I am a convert to the Supacaz Fly Carbon cage - IF you like a bit of colour that is - although they make an all black version as well.
    40722_supacaz_fly_cagez_carbon_bottle_cage.black-carbon-cage-1.jpg
    Supacaz-Fly-Carbon-Cage.jpg

    Finish and quality appear to be top drawer, and using a camelbak podium with them is a positive insertion (oo err) but not tricky to extricate if that makes sense - the right balance of security.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,727
    Nice bike MF, not sure my back would cope with the stance. Love the aero rims, what do they handle like in a gentle breeze.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Nicely slammed there sir, those wheels look like they will be a trifle fun in a crosswind. Plus side, whoosy noises will be very loud so I whole heartily approve.
    Saddle height does make that stem slam look far more than it really is!

    Chapeau sir, chapeau.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited May 2019
    hopkinb wrote:
    MrB123 wrote:
    Saddle is pointing a bit North by Northwest.
    I agree. Otherwise, looks luvverly. I thought your back was buggered though, will the 4 metre drop from saddle to bars not aggravate that?

    pain is temporary, success is permanent.

    back is muscular so comes and goes and so long as i do a bit of stretching now and then all is good.

    when you're plugged in position it sorts of works.

    glad it meets H3 approval.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Daniel B wrote:
    Looks fantastic - regarding cages, I am a convert to the Supacaz Fly Carbon cage - IF you like a bit of colour that is - although they make an all black version as well.
    40722_supacaz_fly_cagez_carbon_bottle_cage.black-carbon-cage-1.jpg
    Supacaz-Fly-Carbon-Cage.jpg

    Finish and quality appear to be top drawer, and using a camelbak podium with them is a positive insertion (oo err) but not tricky to extricate if that makes sense - the right balance of security.

    thank you! and oooooh - will have a look at those - grazie. we always like a nice positive insertion.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Step83 wrote:
    Nicely slammed there sir, those wheels look like they will be a trifle fun in a crosswind. Plus side, whoosy noises will be very loud so I whole heartily approve.
    Saddle height does make that stem slam look far more than it really is!

    Chapeau sir, chapeau.

    i took instructions from the best re slamming :)

    when you have as much talent as me the wheels aren't too too bad - an average club rider wouldn't be able to use them though.

    i have a 60 on N1 that i slip in if it looks well gusty but as we all know, better to burn out than fade away.

    drop looks cool & slammed though :)

    also makes it nicer to wheelie wi
    th the big phats on.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited April 2019
    oxoman wrote:
    Nice bike MF, not sure my back would cope with the stance. Love the aero rims, what do they handle like in a gentle breeze.

    like the wonderful kind sweet beautiful divine gentle Nina after a bottle of Buckie - feisty but nothong a firm hand and serious amounts of talent doesn't solve

    #notforclubbies.

    #labcoat
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Purely for the fact of rim brakes the S3 > S5 for me.

    if that means S3 over S5 then agree. if i wanted a touring bike with discs i'd buy a Dawes Galaxy and crash it into a Daewoo.

    #discsarefortouringnotracing
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    saddle done.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,766
    You still have neighbours?!?!

    What do you do with your gonads when you ride that thing?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    they are staff. we throw them the occasional Garibaldi to keep them happy.

    the gonads go in the trailer that i nail onto the seat stays.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,766
    they are staff. we throw them the occasional Garibaldi to keep them happy.

    What on earth is wrong with a bit of good old, traditional stale bread? :roll:
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    i'm a softie at heart. it also means that at christmas they can remive the raisins and use them as decrations.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Good looking machine MF, I am going to look at one this morning
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Good looking machine MF, I am going to look at one this morning

    thank you! let me know how you get on.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,766
    Good looking machine MF, I am going to look at one this morning

    It's horrible. It looks like a funeral on wheels. Don't do it.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Step83 wrote:
    Nicely slammed there sir, those wheels look like they will be a trifle fun in a crosswind. Plus side, whoosy noises will be very loud so I whole heartily approve.
    Saddle height does make that stem slam look far more than it really is!

    Chapeau sir, chapeau.

    i took instructions from the best re slamming :)

    when you have as much talent as me the wheels aren't too too bad - an average club rider wouldn't be able to use them though.

    i have a 60 on N1 that i slip in if it looks well gusty but as we all know, better to burn out than fade away.

    drop looks cool & slammed though :)

    also makes it nicer to wheelie wi
    th the big phats on.

    Stem slamming is contagious, eyeing up N1 for some slamming.

    I doubt I have talent, more just luck on my part wit hthe wheels I dont pop wheelies I'd fall off like a clubbie. I do cool kid skids an bunny hop things to annoy people (an steal KOMS)

    New cages in ninja black or with green bits?
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