OK I lied. Its not a Cervelo R5, but a China version
- hence the use of inverted commas ("Cervelo")I was about to purchase an FM066SL, but was weary of the short headtube. Having ridden an R3, and owning a Cervelo Soloist Team, I loved the ride and geometry of the R3, and just I was about to purchase the FM066SL, I came across the R5 from Feel Bicycles. Weeks of conversations followed, and a while later, I had my frame
My old bike:
I recently sold this. It was bittersweet as I loved it, but cant keep 4 bikes in the tiny apartment and the wife wont allow it! So 2 road and one MTB it is.
I'm also building up an old steel bike: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=125192
Now, I am not a weight weenie by any means, in that I am not a lightweight myself, but I really wanted to build a Sub 6.8KG bike for cheap. I would have loved to get a real R5, but that can't happen atm - once I graduate, I'll be sure to grab a real one!
That being said, I hate the idea of fake bikes, and people putting decals on China bikes, pretending they are something they are not, its cheap and tacky!
So the plan is to build it up with a Force 22 Groupset. According to my calculations, this should be a sub 7KG build, significantly less, but ofcourse, these are based on manufacturer weights, and we know reality is quite different! Of course this does not include cables, grease etc:
More info and pics to come!