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Steel Colnago

Postby jezzasnr » Sat Jan 12, 2013 20:30 pm

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Frame: Colnago Suprisimo (i think..) Columbus Brain
Forks: Colnago
Bars: 3T Forgie
Stem: 3TTT Status Quill
Headset: Stronglight A9
Bar Tape: Fizik

Front Brake Lever: Ultegra
Front Caliper: ??
Rear Brake Lever: Ultegra
Rear Caliper: ??

Shifters: Ultegra 10 spd
Cables: Std Shimano
Front Mech: 600 Shimano
Rear Mech: 105 10spd

Seat: Fizik Pavé
Seat Post: Thompson
Seat Post Clamp: n/a

Cranks: Ultegra Octalink
Chainring(s): 52/39
Chain: Ultegra
Cassette: 105 12-25
Pedals: Exustar
Bottom Bracket: Shimano 105 Octalink

Front /Rear Wheels:
Rim: Mavic Open Pro CD
Spokes: Sapim
Hub: Hope Pro3
Tube: Michelin Latex
Tire: Michelin Pro4

Accessories:

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby blackstick » Sat Jan 12, 2013 20:48 pm

very nice classic with new equipment! respect!

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby inseine » Sat Jan 12, 2013 21:30 pm

Love it, love it! Even with Shimano, it's only really the shifters I'd change (personally).

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby Paul 8v » Sat Jan 12, 2013 21:36 pm

inseine wrote:Love it, love it! Even with Shimano, it's only really the shifters I'd change (personally).

I always think Shimano shifters look a bit bulbous, lovely bike though

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby jezzasnr » Sat Jan 12, 2013 21:40 pm

Thanks Chap. It suits me well. I've had it a few years, and just change bits to try and improve it as required, and when finances allow. Next change will be the brakes I think, but not reall sure to what. Most likely some Ultegra.
The other thing I need to sort is some bottle cages. Keep looking around, and coming back to the Elite Gels, so will likely get some of them. Any other options?

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sat Jan 12, 2013 22:12 pm

Love it... :D

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby Carl_P » Sat Jan 12, 2013 22:26 pm

Simple, neat and clean. Looks like a proper racing bike. Very nice.
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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby jezzasnr » Sat Jan 12, 2013 22:50 pm

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I'd bought some of the PlanetX ti/carbon qr's, but just didn't feel confident in them, and they didn't really suit the bike, so an hour or so with some metal polish & some old Deore qr's looked like this. Pretty happy with the results.

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby Rolf F » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:58 am

inseine wrote:Love it, love it! Even with Shimano, it's only really the shifters I'd change (personally).


Ditto - plus the forks. Too many beautiful steel Colnagos marred by the awkward looking straight forks (always looks to me like the bike has been in a head on and the repairer got carried away pulling the forks back into line). They look so much better with the curved forks IMHO.
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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby inseine » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:04 pm

I know what you mean by the forks, though i remember well when straight forks became 'the thing' so I don't feel quite the same.
Great job on the quick releases!

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby jezzasnr » Sun Jan 13, 2013 16:07 pm

Any thoughts on Bottle Cages?

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby inseine » Sun Jan 13, 2013 17:32 pm

Any thoughts on Bottle Cages?


Well , the Elite gels look OK (though they always break for me), but the Inox version is nicer. Blackburn do a cheaper and simpler version called the Chicane (about £12 for Chainreaction cycles).

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Re: Steel Colnago

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby ellj22 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 22:19 pm

How about King Cage Stainless Steel. Nice and simple, will suit the chrome detail.
Or the Arundel Stainless steel cage would look good, is a little different and is well rated.

Beautiful frame, I have always been a fan of these. I would love to own one myself one day.

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby tommo7567 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:41 am



+1 ^

I love this bike, gotta be one of the best looking combinations of retro and modern I've seen. :D

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby Camus » Fri Jan 18, 2013 01:06 am

Reeeeeally want a Colnago now, thanks for that. Fantastic bike, would love to see it with deep rims.

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby jezzasnr » Fri Jan 18, 2013 07:46 am

I spent a long time looking at deep rims, and a light(er) weight wheel build, but decided against it.
Firstly I wanted an all round wheelset i could use day in day out, & didn't want to be swapping brakeblocks around between wheels as weather / conditions changed.
Secondly, the look.I know deep rims on steel, traditional frames can look kinda foxy, but i'm a traditionalist at heart. It was never going to be a retro faithful build, but wanted to keep it in keeping.
I would like another wheelset to put on for 'best', but will most likely be a lightweight tubular set. We'll see.
Thanks for the comments, glad people like it. I know I do!

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Jan 18, 2013 08:16 am

Looks elegant :)
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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Jan 18, 2013 09:07 am

jezzasnr wrote:I spent a long time looking at deep rims, and a light(er) weight wheel build, but decided against it.
Firstly I wanted an all round wheelset i could use day in day out, & didn't want to be swapping brakeblocks around between wheels as weather / conditions changed.
Secondly, the look.I know deep rims on steel, traditional frames can look kinda foxy, but i'm a traditionalist at heart. It was never going to be a retro faithful build, but wanted to keep it in keeping.
I would like another wheelset to put on for 'best', but will most likely be a lightweight tubular set. We'll see.
Thanks for the comments, glad people like it. I know I do!


I have a set of Ambrosio crono, the rims weigh 360 grams each and come as 28 H... they have an 80 Kg weight limit, which I think is nonsense... the set is built with DT comp and Dt rev on Mavic 501 hubs... it is very light, probably around 1500 grams, yet it can be used any day of the week.. I only use it on sunny days, but it's because of the tubulars, rather than the rims. Mavic Reflex are very similar, but only come at 32 H. I think these are pretty much the only light alloy tubular rims left that might suit a period build

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Re: Steel Colnago

Postby foreverpedalling » Mon Jan 21, 2013 21:51 pm

Italian bikes with Shimano are never a bad thing. This frame is a thing of beauty!


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