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cyclemanpat wrote:
those speedplay pedals are sweet.


deep down inside, o'grady wishes he was on egg beaters... ;)

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yes he used speedplays last year. He likes to remove all of the plastic from the body also. I talked with a Cervelo Rep and stated speed play were not impressed by the pedals being modified. I will post a picture of me on the bike later today.


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Willier wrote:
Stuart O'Grady's Team CSC Cervélo R3 Paris-Roubaix Special:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2008/pr ... ervelopr08

Does anybody know what bar tape is on this bike?


Surely you should be more interested in what bar tape he used last year when he won? This bar tape is just under 4 minutes slower than Boonen's bar tape, over 260km.


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EURO wrote:
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Stuart O'Grady's Team CSC Cervélo R3 Paris-Roubaix Special:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2008/pr ... ervelopr08

Does anybody know what bar tape is on this bike?


Surely you should be more interested in what bar tape he used last year when he won? This bar tape is just under 4 minutes slower than Boonen's bar tape, over 260km.


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Enjoyed reading the cyclingnews Roubaix wrap up today, seems like your nobody this year without personalized lightweight wheels http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2008/apr08/roubaix08/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/features/paris_roubaix208/Collstrop_Wesemann

If I see any amatours in any of my races this year with some, they better win the race or they are seriously over-posing.

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If he was using the same 27mm tubulars that O'Grady was last year, it was definitely modded.


Thanks, MaestroXC. Good point.

The press release has always been that Fabian took a stock R3 to victory in Paris-Roubaix a month after the frameset came out.

It's got me confused.


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http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2008/probikes/?id=ogrady_csc_cervelopr08?


A 73 deg head tube w/ a 50mm rake makes for extremely quick handling -- not what I'd expect for Paris-Roubaix.


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It's about 50mm of trail... I would think you would want a little better, but then again, it's probably more to get clearance for mud and 25-27mm tubs than for handling reasons.


I rode a track bike all winter for several winters as a messenger, so I guess it's not so different! Much easier to make handling input over those flat, meter wide paths than switchbacks at 40-50mph.

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MaestroXC wrote:
If he was using the same 27mm tubulars that O'Grady was last year, it was definitely modded.


Thanks, MaestroXC. Good point.

The press release has always been that Fabian took a stock R3 to victory in Paris-Roubaix a month after the frameset came out.

It's got me confused.


:?


And to muddy the waters further, from Cervelo's website:

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Strong and ideal for bad conditions:
- Victory in the world's toughest race, Paris-Roubaix
- Lightest frame ridden by the heaviest rider in that race
- Tire clearance for 27mm special Vittoria tires


So, actually, I don't know. I regularly ride with a guy who has an R3, I'll check out the clearance next time I see him. I may be wrong, it may be stock, although O'Grady's bike was modified.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2008/pr ... ervelopr08

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MaestroXC:

Yeah, that's what confuses me.

No complaints -- I love my R3. One of the things that attracted me to it was that it won Paris-Roubaix -- a testament to its durability.

Still, claiming Fabian rode a stock one a month after its release to victory.

So, was that "truth in advertising"?


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journeymonk wrote:
it won Paris-Roubaix

Yeah, right: anybody wins P-R if he is on the right bike! Hail to the R3 which boosts you from zero to hero!


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I think you missed the point. Journey wasn't claiming that he could win P-R by riding an R3. His observation was that surviving (and winning) P-R was a testament to the R3's durability under harsh conditions.


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You missed my point.


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cyclemanpat wrote:
he rides some high hoods!!!


But still a large drop. remember, stewey has had some major spinal injuries.


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journeymonk wrote:
No complaints -- I love my R3. One of the things that attracted me to it was that it won Paris-Roubaix -- a testament to its durability.

Still, claiming Fabian rode a stock one a month after its release to victory.

So, was that "truth in advertising"?


The P-R R3s are not the same as the ones sold to mortals. They are actually closer to the RSs. Rear Dropout is slightly wider and 1cm longer.


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