Custom stealth 2014 Cervélo S3

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jipperd
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by jipperd

Next to my full weightweenie Cervélo R5 VWD at 5.1kg I rode a Scott Foil. Atlhough the bike fits and rode perfectly it was a bit to harsh for me. The fact that I ride size 51cm doesn't help with providing much comfort with the Scott Foil.

At the moment Cervélo released the 2014 S3 I was convinced by this bike, however the paintjob mainly the colour didn't do it for me. So I ordered the frameset and instantly planned on painting the frameset custom.

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Custom Color:

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Complete Build:

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Brand: Cervélo S3 size 51cm

Final weight: 7.3 kg.

Frameset: Cervélo S3 51cm
Wheelset: Zipp 303 Firecrest Clincher
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 10 speed
Crankset: Rotor 3D+
Chainrings: Rotor Q-Rings 36-50
Seat: Fizik Arione CX
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4-Axis (Custom painted)
Bar: Ritchey WCS Logic (Custom painted)
Bartape: BBB Cork
Bottle Cages: Elite Custom
Tires: Continental GP4000s
Pedals: Look Keo
Garmin Out-Front mount

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by FIJIGabe

Looks nice!
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.

gleason
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by gleason

very nice. Reminds me of the old soloist carbon that CSC rode.
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jason9020
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by jason9020

reminds me of that black Venge paint job with white decals. Did you draw inspiration from that?

michaelten
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by michaelten

Looks much better black

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by coppercook62

Real nice

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by ultyguy

More about the paint job? Did you just strip and coat?

Looks much better in that guise, well done!

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jipperd
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by jipperd

As for the paintjob, I was inspired by Cervélo's Project California, however I found out the Black-Black theme was to 'dark' for me, so I went with the Black-White design. I agree the Black Venge is quite the same in that point of view.
I didn't paint the bike myself, I have a car-/bikerepair shop just 20km away from me. They do a lot of repairs for Giant and the former Rabobank / Belkin pro cycling team. The sanded the entire frame, painted it black, replaced the decals and uci stickers and applied a matt finishing clearcoat.

BWO
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by BWO

Big improvement on the original paintjob

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by Imaking20

Looks fantastic. Kudos for making it right from the get-go!
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

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by Juanmoretime

Well done Jip! :thumb up: I like it.
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.

Voye
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by Voye

I'm sorry but I will be one who goes against the grain...boring! Another black and white bike! I think the original red and black gloss paint scheme from Cervelo is actually pretty good. I like colors...what can I say!

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by drmutley

Cost?

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jipperd
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by jipperd

drmutley wrote:Cost?


Thanks for you comment :noidea: Cost of what, Please use complete sentences, makes members feel a lot more taken serious.

@Voye, don't bother everybody has there own taste and preferences, go with color!

ARL002
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by ARL002

Haven't been a huge fan of the stock Cervelo S-series color schemes. Love the black and white custom paint.

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