80's Colnago project

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:21 am

well that settles it, then. campag or bust!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:47 am

Exactly! It was such a surprise and it's a very nice feeling to know you have friends that care and want to show it in crazy bicycle-related ways! Thanks Chris and Caz!

So here they are : 2010 Campagnolo Khamsian's!

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:37 am

I just popped a Continental race tube putting the tyres on though. Pinched it when mounting the tyres (Continental Ultra Race) they are new folders, very tight. Haven't pinched a tyre in years. It went BANG.

Damn.
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80's Colnago project

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:39 am

Campy wheels can be a bit tight to get tyres onto. At least you don't have to worry about you tyres rolling off if you get a flat.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:49 am

That's reassuring at least ;)

I might have to put the tyres on without a tube a couple of times to loosen them up so this doesn't happen again.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:05 am

lunar_c wrote:I just popped a Continental race tube putting the tyres on though. Pinched it when mounting the tyres (Continental Ultra Race) they are new folders, very tight. Haven't pinched a tyre in years. It went BANG.


Got caught out on the trail on the weekend. Schwalbe Marathon Pluses. They're cows to "feel" the presure through due to the reinforced tread. Started with a pinch flat over roughish ground... obviously a bit under inflated. One snapped valve & another pinched tube later ... the 3rd and last spare goes on OK - without levers... my cold blackened hands were the only fitting tool required.

I find I have to revise my fitting technique with each different tyre I try.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:38 pm

Totally agree with you there Kym. My usual technique for fitting a tyre (especially for loose tyres that have been "run in") is to just get the tube round with a puff of air and stick it in the tyre, pinch the tyre closed around the tube and stuff it in the rim and pull the bead over the rim with my thumbs, but on really tight tyres like this I find I have to put one side of the tyre on without the tube, pull it over to one side and then stuff the tube in and up out of the way, and fit the other bead. Worked like a charm on the other rim.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:18 pm

I had to see what the rims looked like on the bike and take some pics.. note the front wheel has no tube in it (desperate!) I love it.

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:34 pm

Looks like there's a tall bloke gonna be riding it! ;)
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:50 pm

I'm completely normal .. you're all just short! ;)
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby Semar » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:36 am

lunar_c wrote:I'm completely normal .. you're all just short! ;)


Perhaps deficient is applicable. :wink:
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:58 am

lunar_c wrote:I'm completely normal .. you're all just short! ;)


Oh I dunno.. I could ride it comfortably with a only a slightly shorter stem I reckon ;)
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby familyguy » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:14 am

lunar_c wrote:I'm completely normal .. you're all just short! ;)


This is what I always say when looking about on ebay and spotting bargains...

Now that your 'friends' have locked you into Campagnolo - Veloce or Centaur?

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby rkelsen » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:15 am

lunar_c wrote:I had to see what the rims looked like on the bike and take some pics.. note the front wheel has no tube in it (desperate!) I love it.

Mate, that looks hot! Well done. 8)
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:02 pm

Thanks guys!

I'll be ordering my groupset soon .. Can't wait! I prefer Veloce because of the polished aluminium finish. Jumping to modern wheels and groupset from my previous road bike build (6 speed with downtube shifters) is going to be quite an experience, and given it's on par with Shimano 105 it should be all I ever need.

I'll grab another tube today so I can put the front tyre on properly! :)
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:09 pm

lunar_c wrote:I'll grab another tube today so I can put the front tyre on properly! :)

Patch the old one, you ungrateful wasteful member of Gen-Y !! :P :P
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby jaseyjase » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:50 pm

retro modern yummiines. :D
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby BLU_FZ! » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:47 pm

I picked up a Centaur groupset from Ribble last week for $490 shipped,the Veloce was only $410 shipped.There specials on Campy are now finished
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:02 pm

Kym it was pinched, couldn't patch it .. it went bang.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:10 pm

lunar_c wrote:Kym it was pinched, couldn't patch it .. it went bang.


Just stirring mate
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:38 pm

No worries!

Anyways heres a proper pic .. because I wanted to ask you guys what colour bar tape and cable outer do you think would suit? I'm tossing up between yellow or red .. white won't work unless I go with a white saddle as well. I'm happy to keep the black Selle Italia Flite on there but am trying to work out what bar tape will make it all work.

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:02 pm

i'd go black tape and outers, or maybe silver outers.
yellow's a bit too bmx bandits for me, and red might not match the red of your frame..

orange?

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:59 pm

Mmm.. Black.

It matches.. and it's practical. Unless you want to pfaff around with yellow cloth tape, layers of shellac and thereby making them the colour easily cleaned.

I'm sorry - bar tape is the one bit of a bike I still consistently err towards function over form.

This is a new bike, you're not familiar with really riding it. You're still dialling in your personal dimensions & geometry. You're likely to want to change the stem/bars//levers etc before too long after this build. Go with something cheapy in black till you and the machine are better dialled in together.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby mark field » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:31 am

black goes with every thing.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:36 pm

Probably not a bad idea Kim. Black microtex, perhaps.
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