Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby open roader » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:50 pm

Dan wrote:Your spoke card somehow ended up attached to the crank arm, too ;)


.........and it's not white............. :lol:

Actually, I used the BB cups box as a crank arm protector when leaning the bike inside my study...........
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:05 pm

Am I the only one thinking that the headset lock nut is not shiny enough? :twisted:

Looks very nice, I'd expect it to ride just as nicely.

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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby munga » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:58 am

needs wheels.
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby open roader » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:36 am

munga wrote:needs wheels.


Wheels are coming. My mechanic has had a leaking roof to deal with in the past fortnight - every spare moment up on his roof re-pointing tiles. He is building me the wheels as a favour / mates rates / partial barter so I'm not pushing............
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby Velo13 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:42 pm

This one is looking stunning. Impressed!
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby fitz » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:27 am

Im enjoying the process. Nice work.
I'm in no way criticising here, simply curious.
When you explored using an older 8/9/10 Campagnolo group did you consider using say TA Zephyr light or Stronglight Impact or Zlight compact cranks? I have used these options successfully on bike to get around the need for compact but keeping an older look.
Can I have some of these?
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby open roader » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:31 pm

OK, after many weeks delay with a handlebar curve that just simply did not agree with my battered hands and the search for a more agreeable anatomic curve replacement that more closely matched my other road bikes geometry and grip as well as my mechanic, who is also my wheel builder needing to spend his own spare time fixing his roof and recovering from a self inflicted leg wound (long story - don't ask......) thus NOT building my wheels up.......

Last Friday I took posession of a completed hand built wheelset. Needless to say I'm thrilled with the way they look. Spent this past weekend gluing the tubulars up and finished taping up the bars which also arrived from OS on Friday. This afternoon it had it's maiden voyage in fully completed spec..........

........Uber pleased with this bike, soaks up road vibration like no other bicycle / wheelset combo I've ridden. The fat 25mm FMB tubular tyres at 90 psi front and 100psi rear offer a truly plush armchair ride............. very comfortable bike to ride now with slightly lowered hoods and a nice and straight bar to grip onto when on the drops. The sun came out this weekend to add to the joy.......... :D

Master X Light fully completed
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Cinelli Eco Touch anatomic bars with fat gel inserts under the off white cork bar tape
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Some narrow Italian strip decals on the cable end via Greg Softley aka Cyclomondo
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The white painted parts of the frame have a delightful pearlised finish
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Transparent gel strip chain stay guard and a little more decal bling via Cyclomondo
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Record 10 speed hubs, DT Champion spokes......mmmm so shiny.......... :D
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby Madrider » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:03 pm

Let me be the 1st to congratulate on a Superb build open roader

Truly fantastic and hope you have mainly enjoyable rides
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby Zynster » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:15 pm

Stunning! :)
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby grantw » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:34 am

Beautiful! Well done.
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby Jean » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Looks great (though that saddle just looks painful to me, but obviously YMMV), well done.
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:03 pm

Pics no work :(
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:01 pm

Nice build. Not a huge fan of the saddle or the bars but everyone has different needs when it comes to comfort.

You wouldn't fit a Tally-Ho paper in between the rear tyre and the seat tube. :lol:
Strictly a nice weather ride me thinks.
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:10 pm

Excellent. If there was a bicycle equivalent of Playboy it would be the centrefold.
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby ft_critical » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:36 pm

All class OpenRoader. Beautiful.
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby open roader » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:56 pm

Cheers all!

No further riding to sprook about due to rain just as I finished work today so just have to look at it for now........ :mrgreen:

singlespeedscott wrote:Not a huge fan of the saddle or the bars but everyone has different needs when it comes to comfort.


I agree, the original bars I selected had a more classic appearance and suited the bike better, however, with over half a dozen fractures and cracks from past lives, my hands simply were not up to anything other than a straight grip section on the drops like my other bikes. i also had to lower the shifters twice on the new bars as I simply felt too upright and NQR when riding on the hoods. Having them lowered now combined with some seriously chunky sections of gel padding under the tape makes a perfect nest for my hands to sit.

Saddle - SMP is the best I've tried for my undercarriage thus far with the Dynamic model a good compromise of stiff with just a hint of padding. After nearly giving up cycling for lack of a comfortable saddle, my opinion now is that the saddle is the most important part of my bikes so I cannot compromise in this dept so stuck with what works........

singlespeedscott wrote:You wouldn't fit a Tally-Ho paper in between the rear tyre and the seat tube. :lol:


The rear tyre is a tad lumpier in it's profile than the front with a 1.5mm hump to one side of the valve area - still allows a good 2.5mm of clearance between tyre hump and seatpost......... that said I reckon a 27mm tyre would be likely to rub........
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Postby Causidicus » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:18 pm

open roader wrote:Image

Top locknut looks cross threaded and upper race not fully screwed down. Fixing that sooner rather than later would be wise.
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby open roader » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:38 pm

Causidicus wrote:Top locknut looks cross threaded and upper race not fully screwed down. Fixing that sooner rather than later would be wise.


The lock nut will come down nice and flush when I get a new blade for the hacksaw and take off the extra 2.5 threads off the fork steerer after having the bottom bearing race not properly tapped in when i measured the fork for cut off, once seated properly I gained a little extra fork protrudence through the top. It's the light/shadow in the image making it look cross threaded. The top bearing race is squeezed down good and proper, any tighter and it locks the steering, bottom race also tapped down flush, no more room to move there....... :?:
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:31 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Pics no work :(

They do now...
*shivers*
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Fabulous work OR. +10000 style points.

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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby open roader » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:46 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Pics no work :(

They do now...
*shivers*
An Italian that's as beautiful as the GLW. Likes hugely.

Fabulous work OR. +10000 style points.

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Thanks Shaun,

Style is what I will have to enjoy for the time being after discovering this afternoon that I have a slightly protruded disc in my lumbar spine and that bikes are only for looking at for the next 2 weeks......... :oops: Fingers crossed I can get the inflamation down and strengthen it up over time to get the ok to ride again......... at this point I'm following medical instructions and will ask permission to ride........ :?
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby jaseyjase » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:55 pm

Lovely, just lovely.

If you dont want to cut the steerer, you should be able to just insert a 5mm 1" spacer un the locknut, shouldnt look to out of place and saves you the drama of cutting the steerer.
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby munga » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:56 pm

might not be the best aesthetically, but you can get 2mm carbon spacers on fleabay cheap too.
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby open roader » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:37 pm

No riding for min 2 weeks :| - I can hunt down a 1" spacer to amuse myself- cheers! :D
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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby Discodan » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:52 am

I have spare 1" spacers in polished alloy if you're interested, same as in the pic below. PM me your address and I'll drop one in the post

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Re: Colnago Master X-Light build - let it shine....

Postby sumgy » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:42 am

Beautiful looking bike and despite what I said elsewhere about the Master being the harshest riding bike I ever owned, you now have me thinking about finding another one and buildng it up.

Not a fan of those bars on it (but it is not my bike) and your SMP is set up wrong, but otherwise you have done a fantastic job.
I hope that you enjoy it, but if you dont and if it is a 58cm let me know. :D
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