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2011 S2 buid Lightning Zipp ect. New pics on page 3....

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2011 S2 buid Lightning Zipp ect. New pics on page 3....

Postby Soloist Assassin » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:18 am

Without further ado, I present you my new S2.

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and the obligatory BF white garage door pic.
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I'm not sure if I like it better than my SLC, but it doesn't have a crack in the top tube, and it was free. It's really starting to grow on me though. For reference, here is the fallen comrade:
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I had the SLC down to 6020g, with lighter bars, and a few other parts. I really like these bars however despite the weight penalty. The new S2 weighed in at 6130 today, which makes me suspect it is about 20-30g more than the SLC. Hopefully they put it all in the top tube. :)
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby pritchet74 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:14 pm

Love it better than the original. The new paint is sexier.

What happened to the Soloist? :dunno:
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby mdeth1313 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:05 pm

Nice Bart! More black is more better than more red!
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby Boonen » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:55 pm

Looks good to me, and free sounds nice as well :wink:
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby Soloist Assassin » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:16 am

Thanks guys. It was replaced under warranty from Cervelo. It developed a strange X shape crack in the top tube a few inches in front of the seat tube.
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:29 am

Then you are a lucky bastard for getting a new frameset FOR FREE!
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Postby Fibre-Lyte » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:34 pm

Like he said! You lucky so and so! :grin:

Guess it must have been a manufacturing fault?
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby Soloist Assassin » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:10 pm

Yeah, idk if it was lucky. I did like the looks of the old SLC a lot. I was sad to see her go. Cervelo handled the warranty in an awesome manner, and had me a new frameset at the shop in a week. I can't ask for better service than that.
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby FAQinc » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:21 pm

Maybe they were thinking of ways to get rid of S3 frames as the S5 just rolled out :P

Really good looking build though the predominant black is very slick!
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby Ypsylon » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:15 am

I'm not sure if I'd call having a frame crack good luck, but the way it was handled sounds really good.

I agree about the looks of the SLC, but your S2 looks good as well.
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby Soloist Assassin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:29 pm

Exactly. I do like the black. It is really growing on me. They also sent me a new fork as well. It had the stripes that match the ones on the frame. I made the executive decision to send it back, and keep my old fork. I think it looks best that way. The stripes on the fork are too busy looking to me. I think I am going to have to break down, and buy some new chainrings. The Extralite small ring looks kinda dumb next to the Stronglite big ring with the black frame in the garage door shot. I am still thinking about trying some Fibre-Lyte rings, or some other options.
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby Soloist Assassin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:46 pm

After reading the review of the Far, and Near chainrings on this site. I am thinking that might be a good choice as well. I also have been kicking around the idea of KCNC rings, I've always had good luck with those before. I was thinking these would look nice, and add a bit of color to the bike.

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Postby Soloist Assassin » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:17 am

I am completely exhausted from today's ride, so I was bored, and decided to try photochopping the new KCNC Blade rings on the S2. What do you guys think? I was thinking it would be a bit much, but after photochopping it, I kinda like it.

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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby pritchet74 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:20 am

Too distracting for my tastes.
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Re: Soloist died, 2011 S2 build keeps the dream alive...

Postby Soloist Assassin » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:48 am

I weighed my Stronglite 50t, and it is 98g. So there is some room for improvement there. I wish it didn't have the big logos. I think they are laser etched in. I wonder if I have it anodized black, if it would make them ghost logos on the ring. It's either that or an aero Fibre-lyte ring, I am thinking. I would do Far, and Near, but I don't want to add more color to the rings. I also want to strip the logos off of the cranks, and reclear them. After that some derailleur tuning, and possibly some lighter bars, if the Zipp Vuka Sprint is ever released. I hear they may change the UCI limit to 6000g, so I'll have to try to break that.
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