Cervélo Caledonia 2021

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exige
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by exige

Spent last week riding my Cale 5 in Gran Canaria. The island has some epic climbs and stunning scenery, but also some very poor road surfaces. I genuinely can't think of a better bike for the job. Snappy and light on the climbs, stable and comfortable on the most challenging descents and surfaces.

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exige wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2024 11:53 am
Spent last week riding my Cale 5 in Gran Canaria
Nice view! Will be there in 3 weeks with my Caledonia :D

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exige wrote:Spent last week riding my Cale 5 in Gran Canaria. The island has some epic climbs and stunning scenery, but also some very poor road surfaces. I genuinely can't think of a better bike for the job. Snappy and light on the climbs, stable and comfortable on the most challenging descents and surfaces.

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Think I recognise that road, Soria dam in the distance?


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tommyb wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2024 4:20 pm
exige wrote:Spent last week riding my Cale 5 in Gran Canaria. The island has some epic climbs and stunning scenery, but also some very poor road surfaces. I genuinely can't think of a better bike for the job. Snappy and light on the climbs, stable and comfortable on the most challenging descents and surfaces.

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Think I recognise that road, Soria dam in the distance?


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Close! I did ride up to Soria and it was a fantastic climb, but that pic was taken from Mirador de Ayagaures on the short loop from Maspalomas.

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Another Caledonia on Gran Canaria :)

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jayjay wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:01 am
Another Caledonia on Gran Canaria :)

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Excellent - in exactly the same place too! I loved the riding in Gran Canaria and plan to go back there next winter.

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exige wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:36 am
Excellent - in exactly the same place too! I loved the riding in Gran Canaria and plan to go back there next winter.
I think a lot of roads a quite terrible. But the landscapes are awesome!

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Has anyone looked into fitting (or actually fitted) something like the avian integrated cockpits on a Cal5?

The canary, for example, would save 300g over the stock cockpit which would be great for $300. They have spacers designed for the soloist and the R5, would either of these work?

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I did it 12 months ago. Details in this thread

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Steve Curtis wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:47 pm
I did it 12 months ago. Details in this thread
I checked your Jan 31, 2023 post. But unable to see the pictures. Could you please repost the pictures? Interested on Avian cockpit as well. TIA

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basurper wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:56 am
Steve Curtis wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:47 pm
I did it 12 months ago. Details in this thread
I checked your Jan 31, 2023 post. But unable to see the pictures. Could you please repost the pictures? Interested on Avian cockpit as well. TIA
Pictures are showing 🤷🏼‍♂️ maybe try a different browser.

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I can see the pictures fine on Tapatalk. I remember you doing this @stevecurtis . Was really wondering how the transition spacer would look against the Cervelo top cap and Avian cockpit.

Anyway, I messaged Panda Podium and they've added Cal5 and Aspero5 spacer options to the Avian listings. User @skinnybex has fitted one to his R5 so waiting for him to post some pics when he's back.

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kofsw4 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:13 am
I can see the pictures fine on Tapatalk. I remember you doing this @stevecurtis . Was really wondering how the transition spacer would look against the Cervelo top cap and Avian cockpit.

Anyway, I messaged Panda Podium and they've added Cal5 and Aspero5 spacer options to the Avian listings. User @skinnybex has fitted one to his R5 so waiting for him to post some pics when he's back.
Yeah, I did mine before anything was available commercially. Now I have my stack height dialled I'll probably revisit it again.
It's hard to see the exact profiles of the underside of the bar, so you have to have them I hand before you can create a spacer.

As a diy proof on concept it worked extremely well.

I'd also like to see that 👍🏼

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