80's Colnago project

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:16 pm

stack height ok on that A9? i remember something about stack height..
beautiful headsets, aren't they!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:51 am

The headset that was on there (old school big ball dura ace) had a hefty stack height so there's plenty of room to play with on the fork. Will be nice to have the Colnago back in one piece and on it's wheels!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:58 pm

Got the headset - it's ridiculously light for a threaded headset. Assembly soon!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby faustorider » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:59 pm

Your frame colours were very similar to my Colnago. After nearly 2 years of having the frame on display in my lounge, I have taken to a bike painter in Brissie, I think the results are fantastic.
Photos don't do it justice, I had a light metal flake put in the paint which is only visible in the sunlight.
Regarding headsets, I never noticed the Stronglight in my research, I have had a Chris King headset on order now for nearly four weeks. It is getting custom made anodised in the Italian flag colours.
What wheel set are you running?

I love the wheel set I found. I bought Campag Shamal Titanium, they are a deep V with minimal spokes.
I was told they would take 9-11 speed cassettes but after buying an Athena 11 speed, found out they won't fit.
I ended up buying a Veloce 10 speed, it is identical to Athena just less one gear, I bought it as it is the polished alloy finish. In hindsight I should have purchased NOS Record 10 speed components.
Attached is a link to some photos of my Colnago build to date:
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:36 am

That's an awesome build there dude. Thanks for sharing! I'm saving up for Veloce 10 speed also.. it looks like a great groupset, how do you find it?

I'm running Campagnolo Khamsin rims with the G3 spoke pattern. They're a basic clincher at just under 1800 grams. And the loudest freewheel I've ever heard :)
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:57 pm

Can I hijack my own thread for a minute and plug my contribution to the Ride to Conquer Cancer?

I am riding next years event in honour of my father who lost his battle with lymphoma 7 weeks ago. He was a great dad, a gifted educator, doting grandfather and just an all round nice guy in the prime of his life. Life's just not fair sometimes. I've been totally gutted by his death but I'm determined to make some positive of this situation, and having something to train/focus towards is sure to help me come to terms with this. My fiance, uncle and brother are are also joining me on the ride (thanks guys!).

Now without getting too mushy there's a lot of guys on the forum here who have been a great help to me whilst I've learnt about bikes, and especially when I started my first restoration (Hol's yellow bike) and whilst I've not met most of you, I genuinely appreciate your help.

If any of you could make a small donation in his honour it would be GREATLY appreciated by myself, and my family. The money goes to the WA Institute of Medical Research, widely regarded as being one of Australia's leading researchers on cancer and other malignant diseases.

The team page where you can donate is located here :

http://pr12.conquercancer.org.au/site/T ... am_id=4375

Kind regards,
Ben

PS : I'll be building a new bike for Holly to ride in the event shortly so stay tuned for that .. and finally finishing the Colnago for myself to ride in the event too!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:58 pm

The A9 headset from Stronglight went on perfectly - perfect stack height, no spacers required. It's a beautiful unit and so light. Highly recommended.

Pics soon.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:47 am

6.7kg so far (wheels, frame, seatpost, seat, tyres, tubes, bars, stem, headset) on the bathroom scales. Just cables, bar tape and groupset to go..
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:38 pm

Just bought my groupset. 2011 Campagnolo Veloce silver 10 speed .. with compact cranks and a 12-25 cassette. I'm not a hardcore racer, so I figured compacts would be a pretty versatile choice and I have some decent hills in my area. Hopefully I've picked the right choice in gearing. Come on Ribble, allez allez!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby rkelsen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:00 am

Nice! Can't wait to see it finished.

Re: the compact crank, I think you've made the right choice.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:45 am

Thanks, it's certainly a daunting choice.. but I want to do some big miles/rides on this bike and I'm not terribly interested in competition so it seemed like the best choice. If I was ever to hope for a faster gear I could always convert to a standard, or change to an 11--25, but going the other way with a standard would mean a big cassette and a mid cage derailleur, so this seemed like the more realistic choice!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:35 pm

It's here!!

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Build shall begin tomorrow morning .. so excited!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:55 pm

The build had been going smoothly until I got to putting the bottom bracket in. Unfortunately Ribble sent me two right hand bearing cups so I had to send them back, another 2 weeks until I can finish the build! :(

At least they paid the postage.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby jaseyjase » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:50 pm

ahh that sux! really looking forward to this one!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby Saro28 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:02 pm

you mean you didn't specify :shock: you needed one for opposing sides, like ................ you won't order like that again will you? :lol: it's all well and good pointing the finger at Winggle :twisted:

beg n borrow and get it going man............... :mrgreen:
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:34 pm

lunar_c wrote:The build had been going smoothly until I got to putting the bottom bracket in. Unfortunately Ribble sent me two right hand bearing cups so I had to send them back, another 2 weeks until I can finish the build! :(

At least they paid the postage.


Ummm, being an Ital bike, wouldn't it have an Ital BB threading? Y'know, both sides are standard thread? No gas threads for the Italians... :?
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby dayne » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:30 am

Yeah italian bb for sure.
So both threads are the same way.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:40 pm

It's Italian thread.. and of course I ordered Italian thread, so with Italian thread bottom bracket you get one (right hand) cup that has no bearing supplied with it as it's pressed onto the crankset already, the other left bearing has a separate bearing, which of course I didn't get. Understand now?
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:41 pm

Saro28 wrote:you mean you didn't specify :shock: you needed one for opposing sides, like ................ you won't order like that again will you? :lol: it's all well and good pointing the finger at Winggle :twisted:

beg n borrow and get it going man............... :mrgreen:


Read above post Saro :P
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:06 pm

I do, simple misunderstanding on my part, big snafu by wiggle, major pita for you.

Good luck.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:32 pm

All good Bill.. they've been most apologetic and very proactive about righting the problem, and paid the return postage for the correct parts. A small delay in a very long build thus far won't hurt me. I'd still recommend RIbble. They received the incorrect parts today and sent the new ones .. should be here next week! All that's left to do is pop the cups in and install the crankset and chain, tune the derailleurs and it's ready to roll.

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:25 pm

Cor, will yer getta look at that beauty, they don't make 'em like that anymore, check out those classic lines etc etc.

Stunner!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby Saro28 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:19 pm

lunar_c wrote:It's Italian thread.. and of course I ordered Italian thread, so with Italian thread bottom bracket you get one (right hand) cup that has no bearing supplied with it as it's pressed onto the crankset already, the other left bearing has a separate bearing, which of course I didn't get. Understand now?


now I get it :oops:
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:13 am

Thanks Bill. I'm pretty happy with it for now. The only thing I'm not happy about is that the chrome on the chain stays and lugs has been painted over which is a bummer. I will get it re painted once I've got some miles on it! I also think I need a shorter stem, I have a 120mm Cinelli 1A on there at the moment .. does anyone have a 90 or 100mm Cinelli 1A or 1R or something similiar for sale?
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby faustorider » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:02 pm

Which town are you located in? Could organise a steel framed Colnago ride if you are in Brissie.
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