Luescher lost for words: Cervelo S5 head tube damage

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TheDoctor
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by TheDoctor

Over to you, Hambini:
https://youtu.be/yajCXeNTbqk

I don't own a bike like that but would be shocked if I did.
Just taking the front wheel out and putting it in the back of your car with the bars turned seems like a bad idea, let alone crashing it or hitting the handlebars.

Seems an obvious design f#ck up, any thoughts?
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Unbelievable. That's a 4k frame! Shout out to Raoul and Hambini for their expertise and not holding back

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even my circa 2014 BMC Timemachine has the little bump stops to prevent this....
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by Stoffa

I think this video by Luescher has the potential to destroy Cervelo as a brand, and well deserved.

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by velov

Are most bike brands just using first year engineering interns?

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It says Damon Rinard all over it.
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Jesus, who signed that off.

Even a little rubber block pushed into each side of the internal piece would be better than nothing.
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Wow, just wow!
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I always hated the look of that frame anway!

I love the work that Luescher does but I got the gist of the issue in 3 minutes.

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Speechless....

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Rinard hasn’t worked at Cervelo in a long time. Not sure why his name would be brought up.

The new Madone has a similar issue with fork crown / HT interference. There is a steerer stop under the headset bearing cover, but it is plastic or a composite that breaks easily. The cam design in the S5 does seem even worse.

lewishong9
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by lewishong9

My 2019 S5 disc must have some sort of Pin in the frame. It actually stops the bar before it hits the down tube.

Wonder why Cervelo stopped for 2020.

edit: nevermind mine is also shit :)

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lewishong9 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:54 am
My 2019 S5 disc must have some sort of Pin in the frame. It actually stops the bar before it hits the down tube.

Wonder why Cervelo stopped for 2020.

I might assume nothing has changed and in those two examples the pin was broken accidentally or whoever assembled the bike forgot to install it.

E: #ornot

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hambini wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:33 pm
It says Damon Rinard all over it.
You might want to check to see when Damon went to Cannondale vs the new s5. Might be slanderous.
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