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Real or fake S5?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:54 pm
by tarmackev
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Please help me Cervelo experts!


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Re: Real or fake S5?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:31 pm
by DamonRinard
Hi tarmackev,

I used to work at Cervelo and this looks real to me. Got a photo of the serial number?

Cheers,
Damon

Re: Real or fake S5?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:31 pm
by Weenie

Re: Real or fake S5?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:45 pm
by tarmackev
Many thanks Damon. I’ll see if I can get one. Debating this second hand over a new S2. Any advice is much appreciated!


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Re: Real or fake S5?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:52 pm
by Karvalo
Damon is the man on this one, but I'll add that two things the fakers could never be bothered to do properly were the unique rear brake mount and the moulded forward cable entry port for the rear brake cable. Can't see the cable port from your pics, but the rear brake is correct and that's good enough for me.

Re: Real or fake S5?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:17 pm
by tarmackev
Thank you Karvalo. All valuable information.


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Re: Real or fake S5?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:17 pm
by Weenie

Re: Real or fake S5?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:57 pm
by mrlobber
Just note that it's the 1st gen S5.