Cervélo Caledonia 2021

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Steve Curtis
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by Steve Curtis

They come with a washer fitted. Well the 5 I have did.

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kode54 wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2023 5:24 pm
Get lighter thru axles instead of the ones w the levers. Should cut out some more weight.
Yup was planning on getting Blacklock thru axle https://www.fairwheelbikes.com/extralit ... quantity=1 but they are really expensive. Haven't had luck finding other ones that I can actually order online.

Just ordered saddle and a seatpost from Aliexpress so should save 227g $76 :D

Seat
Stock - 165g Ali
New: RYET 3D Printed 91g

seatpost
Stock - 256g
New: ELITA ONE Carbon Seat - 136g

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alexneumuller wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:30 am

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tommyb wrote:
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Do you guys have closeups of how the fenders are mounted?

thirdsun
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by thirdsun

jesper2913 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2023 1:37 pm
Do you guys have closeups of how the fenders are mounted?
There's a section in the manual dedicated to the installation of mudguards: https://cervelo.cdn.prismic.io/cervelo/ ... l_2020.pdf
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jesper2913
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thirdsun wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2023 3:48 pm
jesper2913 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2023 1:37 pm
Do you guys have closeups of how the fenders are mounted?
There's a section in the manual dedicated to the installation of mudguards: https://cervelo.cdn.prismic.io/cervelo/ ... l_2020.pdf
That's very helpful, Thanks :beerchug:

AsphaltAddict
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by AsphaltAddict

Has anyone the 51 frame size version and fitted 32 mm Continental GP5000 S Tubeless tires on wide rims?
I want the 32C tires for comfy endurance rides on potholes cobblestones etc.
However, on wide rims they sometimes are 2-3 mm larger, which could be too narrow for the 34 mm tire clearance Cervélo gives for the Caledonia.
I am planning to buy the Light Bicycle Carbon wheels (they have 21 mm inner width, so 32mm might be too wide?)

Steve Curtis
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I use Gp5000 30s on a 25mm internal / 32mm external and there is a ton of room.
I'll be running a 30mm internal / 38 external soon, as theyre just doable with adequate clearance.

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bobloblawblogs wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2023 2:36 am
kode54 wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2023 5:24 pm
Get lighter thru axles instead of the ones w the levers. Should cut out some more weight.
Yup was planning on getting Blacklock thru axle https://www.fairwheelbikes.com/extralit ... quantity=1 but they are really expensive. Haven't had luck finding other ones that I can actually order online.

Just ordered saddle and a seatpost from Aliexpress so should save 227g $76 :D

Seat
Stock - 165g Ali
New: RYET 3D Printed 91g

seatpost
Stock - 256g
New: ELITA ONE Carbon Seat - 136g
I have the Caledonia 5 and bought cheap axles from Ali. Assuming your axles are the same (threaded with lever) what I bought is below. I just read the measurements printed on the axles. Couldn't get the exact length on the front so just went 1mm longer with a spacer.

There are lighter axles but these a much cheaper solution for ~$US21 with taxes posted into Australia. Saved 60g and improved security/aero marginally.

Front 12x128 P1.5 here
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mKRkCjk

Rear 12x171 P1.75 here
Do note the difference in thread pitch to front!
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mtXZq8m

Spacer here (flat)
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mOqjThc



And because it's winter for most of you, here's some throwbacks to Australian winter spec out and about on different days. Before I changed the axles
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AsphaltAddict
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by AsphaltAddict

Steve Curtis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:08 pm
I use Gp5000 30s on a 25mm internal / 32mm external and there is a ton of room.
I'll be running a 30mm internal / 38 external soon, as theyre just doable with adequate clearance.
Thanks, that sounds good! Will go for the GP5000 32s then.

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by kofsw4

32c GP5000s on 21mm internal rims shouId be fairly true to size.

I used 32c Gravelking slicks which, on 25mm internal LB WR38 wheels were 34.5mm WAM. Plenty of space and probably the perfect setup for Strade Bianche earlier this year.

I couldn't get them under mudguards for winter however so have switched to 30c Corsa N.ext which measure just over 32mm on the same rims and do just about fit.
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AsphaltAddict
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by AsphaltAddict

Thanks for sharing your setups!
So 32C tire sizes should be no problem even if mounted on wider rims.

I currently also have mudguards (SKS Bluemels 45, which were a PITA to mount/install) and run 28C Conti 4Seasons on them. With mudguards I could definitely not go wider, on the rear mudguards, there is less than 1 cm distance to the tire and in autumn it sometimes catches wet leaves which get stuck between tire and mudguard.

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Hi all!
Anyone have Cervelo ST31 Carbon stem (90 mm) for sale?
Thanks!
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DA7800
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by DA7800

How have people gone fitting aftermarket stems to the Caledonia 5? I just ordered the ex's aerover but I know the Cal has a D-ish shaped steerer with the curved recess for hoses. Is it better to get a 3D printed adapter to fill the gap or do people just run without?

Steve Curtis
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by Steve Curtis

DA7800 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2023 3:14 pm
How have people gone fitting aftermarket stems to the Caledonia 5? I just ordered the ex's aerover but I know the Cal has a D-ish shaped steerer with the curved recess for hoses. Is it better to get a 3D printed adapter to fill the gap or do people just run without?
You just use a regular round stem. This was approved by Cervelo when I spoke with them, and they do this themselves with the pro team.

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Now with PDW fenders. It is a tight fit in the rear with 30mm tires.

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