Trek Madone Series 5

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Spanielsson
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by Spanielsson

I'd added these to my watch list just in case.... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400680454364? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Picked up my used frame set this morning.

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amey
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by amey

Exciting!

Are you running internal or external battery? Did you get any special mount for battery to be mounted under BB shell? Like this:

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Thats a picture of 7 series from here: http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Tri_ ... _3430.html

I imagine series 5 have same mount.

I plan to run external for now mainly because I dont think its worth spending £200+ (1/5th cost of a new 6870 11 speed groupset) for internal set up. I'd rather update the groupset later when I can afford it. It'd be nice if the battery gets mounted at BB shell for neat looks.

amey
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by amey

I am also new to tubular tyres. The HED wheelset I've bought comes with Vittoria Evo Cx tubs (25mm rear 23mm front) I think the rear is brand new and the front has seen 500 miles.

Is it worth getting a new set and carrying the unused tub pre-glued as a spare? Or once you take the tub out you cant re-glue it?

What do people carry when riding tubs? Most I've heard is a cheap pre-glued tub. Is that enough for a road side replacement? I was thinking the Arundel seat bag. Currently on clincher set up I carry; A tube, Tyre levers (park tools), KMC missing link, Lifeline 21-in-one Multi tool, Puncture kit with glue and patches. All of that gets easily stashed in this tool roll: http://www.kaptajn.bigcartel.com/produc ... addeltaske

As you can see here:
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Excuse the shitty photo and dirty bike

amey
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by amey

This is being built up today!

amey
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by amey

This is built now but the seatmast it came with is 2cm shorter for my saddle height so a longer one has ordered so will have to be next week.

I also had to order the Trek Di2 kit and short battery mount for the battery to go under BB shell.

I got a chance to have a look and weight the bike in the shop; with everything on it (pedals, cages, garmin mount etc) its 7.52kg

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I'll take proper photos once its built. It looks ace.

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by Ozrider

With the HED wheels and Ultegra Ui2 it will be a sweet ride.
My 5.9 with 2010 SRAM Red and Zipp 404 clinchers is a really nice ride. It is about 1kg heavier than my Parlee Z5, but on flatter rides I don't notice the weight. I have raced the 5.9 during the Crit season, and just swapped in my Enve 1.38 Tubulars on a few occasions, and enjoyed racing and training on it.
Looking forward to seeing your pics and getting some feedback on your ride experience.
At the price they build into a really nice bike which handles and rides as well as many more expensive bikes.


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amey
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by amey

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teaser ;)

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amey wrote:Is it worth getting a new set and carrying the unused tub pre-glued as a spare? Or once you take the tub out you cant re-glue it?

What do people carry when riding tubs? Most I've heard is a cheap pre-glued tub. Is that enough for a road side replacement?



You can take tubs off and reuse them however you need to be careful of the base tape; it will depend largely on the original glue job - if it was anything like the Corsa CX I took of my Zipp wheel last night... Well might as well throw that one away (it was well worn anyways). But I did put a used Corsa Elite back on that had been previously on another wheelset.

When riding with Tubs, which is all the time - I carry only a can of Vittoria "pit stop". I also put about 20ml of No Tubes sealant in the tires before glueing them up; it will help catch any pin holes that might occur. I have found the tubs much less susceptible to flats on our roads which are mainly pot-holed chip seal... :thumbup:

Looking forward to seeing the build :beerchug:

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by amey

^ thanks for the advise

Here is a pic; will take better with proper camera soon:

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by amey

Took some photos this evening:

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Pictures no workie :(

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Lookin Good!!! :thumbup:

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by FIJIGabe

Looks nice, but I'm biased!
Madone 9 https://goo.gl/7UwZpV
Crockett https://goo.gl/f5PdCN
Madone 5 https://goo.gl/cMdyFo

Madone 4, Cobia. I own a lot of Treks.

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by 573

Modern Treks are usually too branded / gaudy - you did a great job. It looks fantastic in such a monochrome pallet.

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