Colnago C59 Italia

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SLN57
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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby SLN57 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 09:46 am

Clu wrote:Love the bike, very classy.

You mentioned you bought the frame from Maestro (Based in Bognor Regis?), can I ask how long it took for you to receive the frame from your initial order. Did you choose the colour of the frame from what had the shortest delivery time, I realise this might be different now due to a change in the colour schemes for the 2013 colnagos.

How did you determine what size frame you needed, or did you have an idea of what size you needed already when you ordered the frame?. I'm considering doing something similar myself.


Thank you. I drove down to Mike at Maestro to be measured and to look at some of the frames he had that were awaiting collection. I was originally going to get a green & matt black Europcar frame or the Nero matt black, both were there and looked great but I thought that a matt finish may be easily marked and you wouldn't be able to polish blemishes out.
The white and red colour scheme was not even on my radar before I saw it at Maestro but seeing in the flesh with the sunlight glinting off the metallic red paint just did it for me.
ILM Zero7 wrote:
Clu wrote: you bought the frame from Maestro (Based in Bognor Regis?), can I ask how long it took for you to receive the frame from your initial order. .


i know someone who had just got his - 11 months after the order was placed!!

My frame only took two months to arrive, and according to Mike, other orders placed at the same time were in before mine. My experience with Maestro has been excellent so he gets my recommendation.
FransJacques wrote:Nicely done, rarely see 3T stems on Nags and that is defo the best integrated one I've ever seen.

I know what you mean by not racing it, I too have an "event bike" which is my nicest one with the lightest wheels. I race a 2006 frame with heavier but stiffer wheels (CL24s) b/c if I crash it, I won't cry...(so hard anyway)

Thanks. This is my 'growing old together bike' to be used for sunny days and special events like the Raid Pyrénéen which I want to do next year. I intend to keep it a long time.

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby The Fuggler » Thu Sep 13, 2012 09:51 am

It certainly gets a 'woof!' from me. Stunning.
FCN 3 / 4

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby cgraley77 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:27 pm

cor blimey. gorgeous

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby guinea » Thu Sep 13, 2012 14:51 pm

would

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby Paul 8v » Sat Sep 15, 2012 23:52 pm

tim wand wrote:And as others have said, Well done, right way to go, I am petitioning the Italian Government to make it law that Italian Colnagos can only be sold/built with Campy. (Shame Berlosconni has been voted out I was enjoying the partys)


This should really be a law, shimano road gear is not the prettiest and SRAM is just bloody horrible looking (No offense to the users I'm sure it works fine)
As with Italian cars, it doesn't even have to work, it just has to look beautiful. Lovely bike

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby Nickel » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:48 am

Quite possibly the nicest looking bike I have ever seen on these forums, I love Colnagos.

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby Velonutter » Mon Sep 17, 2012 13:19 pm

Really Lovely Frame, cool Mate.

I have two Colnagos, my C59 150th Edition and my matt White/Black CX-1, both are just beautiful to ride.

Unfortunately the 4 times I have ridden my C59 this year it has rained :x So now I just ride the CX-1 when it is likely to rain, you did correct not going for Matt as it is harder to keep clean.

I was tempted to go Electronic EPS with the C59, but glad I didn't as I wanted to keep the frame nostalgic.

Have you run your hands lovingly over those tubes? Beautiful aren't they?

Enjoy the bike as you will never want for anything better.

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby Churchill123 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 13:23 pm

Absolute BEAUT! Enjoy her

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby SLN57 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 15:45 pm

Nickel wrote:Quite possibly the nicest looking bike I have ever seen on these forums, I love Colnagos.


Thank you, I agree, visually there's something about a Colnago I can't quite define but riding one makes it all quite apparent.

Velonutter wrote:Really Lovely Frame, cool Mate.

I have two Colnagos, my C59 150th Edition and my matt White/Black CX-1, both are just beautiful to ride.

Unfortunately the 4 times I have ridden my C59 this year it has rained :x So now I just ride the CX-1 when it is likely to rain, you did correct not going for Matt as it is harder to keep clean.

I was tempted to go Electronic EPS with the C59, but glad I didn't as I wanted to keep the frame nostalgic.

Have you run your hands lovingly over those tubes? Beautiful aren't they?

Enjoy the bike as you will never want for anything better.


I thought about EPS as well but there's nothing wrong with a cable system and it's a lot cheaper. Your'e right about the tubes they are lovely and their profile is pure Colnago.
Your 150th Edition is stunning and looks fantastic on the Boras. I've been lucky with the weather recently and have done about 600 miles on mine. My only problem is wanting to take it out on every ride, I don't want to wear it out.

Churchill123 wrote:Absolute BEAUT! Enjoy her


Thanks, I will.

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby jonny1967 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 17:34 pm

I honestly think I would sell my kids into slavery for that

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby FleshTuxedo » Mon Sep 17, 2012 18:45 pm

Awesome bike - really like the different shades of red on the frame. What's the tail on the saddle?

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby SLN57 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 19:34 pm

FleshTuxedo wrote:Awesome bike - really like the different shades of red on the frame. What's the tail on the saddle?


Thank you. The 'tail' is the Selle SMP label, it's made of fabric and stitched around the saddle frame. I thought about removing it but I quite like it as it's coloured like the Italian flag and suits the bike.

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby siamon » Mon Sep 17, 2012 23:24 pm

Think the colour choice took some balls, but the more I look at it the more it looks like you've really hit the jackpot. It really does look a million dollars. Colnagos have never appealed to me aesthetically before, but with your component selection and colour choice, my opinion has totally changed.

Thanks for posting!

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby Squibnocket » Tue Sep 18, 2012 19:01 pm

Simply Awesome

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby SLN57 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 13:24 pm

jonny1967 wrote:I honestly think I would sell my kids into slavery for that


Just get them cleaning chimneys that's what I did.

siamon wrote:Think the colour choice took some balls, but the more I look at it the more it looks like you've really hit the jackpot. It really does look a million dollars. Colnagos have never appealed to me aesthetically before, but with your component selection and colour choice, my opinion has totally changed.

Thanks for posting!


Thanks Siamon. I know what you mean about the colour choice I would normally have gone for a black or natural carbon bike so choosing a white frame was a bit of risk as I wasn't 100% sure about the colour until it was built up. Not sure it took balls though, it's not the worst choice one might have to make :D .

Squibnocket wrote:Simply Awesome


Thanks Squibnocket.

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby Graydawg » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:02 pm

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby joe.90 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 08:11 am

i joined this forum especially to tell you how good a job you've done with that bike! looks AMAZING.
have you got any pictures of it with carbon wheels on?

im picking up my C59 this monday also, its so hard to think of what colour scheme to go for until you have it i find.. .il post a pic of it up when its all done!

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby SLN57 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:10 pm

Hi joe.90

Thank you very much.

I will take some photos of it with the carbon wheels at the weekend and post them for you.

I look forward to seeing your C59, what colour have you gone for?

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Thu Oct 11, 2012 15:32 pm

How do you ride such a nice bike?

I'd be afraid of getting a stone chip or something! :shock:

Looks amazing though.

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Re: Colnago C59 Italia

Postby MaxwellBygraves » Thu Oct 11, 2012 17:06 pm

What a beautiful bike. Bravo.
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