2016 Cervelo S5 - Project 'Sub-7'

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by VTR1000SP2

New Venge is the bike to beat I reckon but yeah, your S5 is way cool.


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ryanw
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by ryanw

This shall be going up for sale this weekend... :cry:
'16 Cervelo S5 - 6650g
'17 Focus Mares Force 1 - 7,800g

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ryanw
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by ryanw

Fully stripped the bike down today.

56cm frame (no hanger, bearings, BB) came in at 1,055g.

Not that bad!
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by AndreLM

Thanks for that

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TiCass
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by TiCass

Hi Ryan, I'm not quite sure if I follow your logic here. Are you suggesting your seat stay broke because of a manufacturing issue?

Because even if your frame was in perfect condition before you hit that pothole, that incident cause your frame failure. By that logic, you could claim warranty replacement on the spokes, tube and tires as well.

I've seen similar cases before, and best they got is a crash replacement.

But I'm glad you're ok after that terrific incident!

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by romanmoser

not the first time I've heard about issues warranties recently with Cervelo ...
a shame

scratch, blemishes like that happen especially on the chainstays even if you're carefull , these are not saloon bikes
what they wouldn't tell to avoid sending a new frame

have it repaired and ride or sold it ?
It should be stronger than ever but I would understand if you don't want to deal with it anymore
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romanmoser
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by romanmoser

Have it sanded or do it yourself and see if this is a manufacturing void in the laminate ?

I would have sold the frame new I received under warranty aftet the brakes fall off episode personnaly
I had an issue back in the days with cracking circles on a BH G5 , the bike shop was useless , so I contact them myself and it went faster ...
New frame was sold the day it arrives ...

I understand the implication and details you put in that build and wanted to go along tough

TiCass
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by TiCass

romanmoser wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:47 pm
not the first time I've heard about issues warranties recently with Cervelo ...
a shame

scratch, blemishes like that happen especially on the chainstays even if you're carefull , these are not saloon bikes
what they wouldn't tell to avoid sending a new frame

have it repaired and ride or sold it ?
It should be stronger than ever but I would understand if you don't want to deal with it anymore
Having it repaired would be my choice. Its pretty damn impressive what they can do.
It would be way cheaper than a crash replacement.

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by rexyi1990

sorry to hear that...

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ryanw wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:16 pm

I was on a 60kph+ descent, went round a sweeping bend to find a f-off hole in the road. It was unavoidable and I hit it hard. Rear tyre blew along with some spokes, and the bike felt weird instantly.
While I totally understand your frustration, any pothole which you meet at an angle (if I understand, on a corner, right?) where the impact is strong enough to blow your tire AND spokes in your wheel, couldlead to chainstay destruction, especially if you're a bigger rider.

I'd imagine that in the broken place, there should be continuous fibres running from BB are to dropout area, therefore a manufacturing defect is even less likely. Side impacts on carbon can lead to interesting results, just as I myself saw this summer when crashing - both fork blades broke on my bike while the front wheel actually survived without any major damage.
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Connor
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by Connor

Sucks about the crash. I'd go the repair route as well, especially since its in an area that takes a comparatively small amount of load on the bike.

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