80's Colnago project

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby verbs and nouns » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:50 pm

Black fizik microtex with black cable outers. Let the colors in the frame "pop". Coloured stuff (cables etc) just looks tacky (in my opinion).
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby verbs and nouns » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:11 pm

Here's my Viner. I chose black tape and cables and let the late 80's Tron paint do the talking.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:39 am

Nice bike! thanks.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:01 pm

I lodged my tax return today, so hopefully I will order my gruppo soon :)
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:34 pm

Arrgh! Tax... as if mindless corporate compliance and parasitic auditors weren't giving me mental enough rigor mortis at work... now I have to justify my self to the eggheads at the ATO to get a bloody pittance back.

I was supposed to have received the contract for my shed construction on Thursday, after giving the verbal OK to the final revised quote, but no sign of it yet. It's a three month turn around from that point apparently, allowing for Council accquiessence, ordering, fabrication & construction. I want to get my sh i t organised and some bike projects moving again!!!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:36 pm

Oh to have a shed again would be so nice.. I have to keep my bikes outside now under a tarp. The shame of it..
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby rkelsen » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:42 pm

^ I hope you're joking.

If I owned that Colnago, it'd sleep inside the house.

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby whitty » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:58 pm

Bring it round here and park it in one of my sheds mate, I won't mind :)
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:52 pm

It's undercover but outside, so it's not getting wet.. don't have the space in our unit. Units suck, so does renting.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:17 pm

lunar_c wrote:It's undercover but outside, so it's not getting wet.. don't have the space in our unit. Units suck, so does renting.


Been there done that, behind me thank fooey. Rental bogan tenants next door, in a sh_i_tty house that isn't going to command much per/week AND allows dogs also sucks.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby BLU_FZ! » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:06 pm

Ben,have a real hard think about going Campy 10,for the life of me i cant get this Centaur stuff shifting smooth or the trimming.Im thinking of chucking back on the 105 and slipping a 7 speed and spacer on
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:21 pm

BLU_FZ! wrote:Ben,have a real hard think about going Campy 10,for the life of me i cant get this Centaur stuff shifting smooth or the trimming.Im thinking of chucking back on the 105 and slipping a 7 speed and spacer on


what frame are you running the centaur 10s on?
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:24 pm

I'm kind of locked into Campy now with the wheels .. so I'll have to see how I go!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby BLU_FZ! » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:31 pm

munga wrote:
BLU_FZ! wrote:Ben,have a real hard think about going Campy 10,for the life of me i cant get this Centaur stuff shifting smooth or the trimming.Im thinking of chucking back on the 105 and slipping a 7 speed and spacer on


what frame are you running the centaur 10s on?

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:36 pm

and the frames straight? are you using campag cables or something else?
just curious why you're having trouble with generic campag stuff - generic campag stuff i've been thinking of buying post-tax return
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby BLU_FZ! » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:04 pm

munga wrote:and the frames straight? are you using campag cables or something else?
just curious why you're having trouble with generic campag stuff - generic campag stuff i've been thinking of buying post-tax return

I bought a new Centaur groupset from Ribble,all genuine Campy cables supplied.The frame is straight! Im thinking that the switch from 126 to 130 is the cause.There is no problem when i put a 7 speed shimano lever or cassette on
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:31 pm

i'd reset it to fit 130mm wheel and then check the hanger.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby BLU_FZ! » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:40 pm

Ive not cold set the frame but have aligned the rear hanger.It just dont like anything more than being 7 speed
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:55 pm

ok. still think 10s centaur is a nice gruppo
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby mark field » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:17 pm

lunar_c wrote:It's undercover but outside, so it's not getting wet.. don't have the space in our unit. Units suck, so does renting.

you got that right, ive gone from renting on my own a 2 bedroom house with a massive garage all to myself that had all the tools needed for anything- bead blasting cabinet, welder, work benches, every tool under the sun, materials and even automobilia hanging up everywhere. now im in a one bedroom unit with a carspace that my 81 Ducati and 96 Falcon have to squeeze into and the 64 Valiant sits abandoned in the unused space of the carpark in my block of units (lucky for me ive actually got somewhere to keep it!!) and my tool kit has been reduced to a 3 draw tool box. Renting bites BIG TIME. and i hate my job too. and im hungry and need a shower. now i have a headache. :evil: HEY, heres an idea- what if all of us poor Sydneysiders that need space all chipped in and collectively rented a millers self storage for our bikes? enough interested people would maybe work out to be 5-10 bucks a fortnight ? ideas or takers??
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:51 pm

Isn't it funny how things come in droves when you don't have time for them? I just got a really nice Apollo frame that needs a bit of work from a forum member (thanks Conrad!) in my size, that I'm going to build up for my brother. It needs the downtube shifter bosses replaced (got some on the way!) and a fork to match it (700c steel to suit a 200mm head tube and 1" threaded headset, can anyone help?) then I can build it up for him.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:30 am

The Colnago is back from hibernation ..

I ordered a headset yesterday. I decided on a Stronglight A9 as it's (supposedly) the lightest 1" threaded headset available. It's also a third the cost of a Campy record headset and very similiar in design, and no one had those in stock online.

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I've also changed the saddle for a nicely worn Selle San Marco Rolls, and ordered some red Microtex bar tape. I've almost saved enough for the groupset too!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby jaseyjase » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:18 pm

^ good choice on the stronglight, im such a fan of the old school deltas and its needle bearings :D
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:35 pm

* makes a fresh batch of popcorn *
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:10 pm

Geez Kym the last batch must have got pretty stale .. it's been a long time in coming, this Colnago!
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