Colnago Appreciation Society

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:23 pm

munga wrote:yeah.

sometimes i wonder if i could have gone to thailand for some leg lengthening procedures..


talk to wazza
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:03 pm

munga wrote:yeah.

sometimes i wonder if i could have gone to thailand for some leg lengthening procedures..


Group booking?
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Crowz » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:23 pm

Dan wrote:I need to ban myself from looking at this forum.


Me too... I'm only 20 with a part time job... But no expenses! Hello bike splurging!
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:27 am

Crowz wrote:
Dan wrote:I need to ban myself from looking at this forum.


Me too... I'm only 20 with a part time job... But no expenses! Hello bike splurging!


There is one at velo for the equivalent of about 600 happy meals, James...
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby tripstobaltimore » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:03 pm

My eventually-to-be-built up master Olympic:

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I'm thinking of going modern campag Athena (alloy of course). Had entertained thoughts of c-record, but would have to be NOS to match the frame :lol:
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby bpmhigh » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:21 pm

1980-something Colnago International with full Dura Ace 7700. This one has its own thread here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=53781

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Yes, the dropouts have been checked and it's all good - I did need to prise them open slightly which is what cracked the paint and chrome.

In the meantime it has been ridden super hard in the Canberra Road Racing and Criterium Series. So far the results sheet looks good with a D-Grade win in the Australian Defence Force Road Racing Championships, a couple of Crit firsts (snagged another tonight which paid $50!), and many Crit 2nd places.

A simply magnificent bicycle that at 7.9kg in race trim, is every bit as agile and quick as anything else in D-Grade!
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:32 pm

bpmhigh wrote:1980-something Colnago International with full Dura Ace 7700.

It has been ridden super hard in the Canberra Road Racing and Criterium Series. So far the results sheet looks good with a D-Grade win in the Australian Defence Force Road Racing Championships, a couple of Crit firsts (snagged another tonight which paid $50!), and many Crit 2nd places.

A simply magnificent bicycle that at 7.9kg in race trim, is every bit as agile and quick as anything else in D-Grade!


Well done on your fine race record riding your Colnago International - Just goes to show that you can't keep a good bike down (although you might be a big part of the winning formula). It's a very nice bike and I do recall the original post.

Here's one of mine. An old Master Piu with '95 Campy Record:

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby dubrat » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:22 pm

Really looking forward to contributing to this thread in 2 days time...
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby dubrat » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:47 am

This just happened

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Velo13 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:01 am

Sometimes is does "just happen". To me, "it just happened" about a dozen times in the last few years ....
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:22 am

dubrat wrote:This just happened

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Nice....
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:33 pm

i love you you managed to get a little bit of the campagnolo tool kit in the corner of the image :P
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby jaseyjase » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:41 pm

holy crap dubs!!!
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby dubrat » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:55 pm

Can't believe this is my first Colnago in may years of collecting an building bikes

Better pics now its home... Def needs work...


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Fork chrome is ruff
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Panto'd 23mm post
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Excited for this build
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby silverlight » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:07 pm

Ive always wanted a Colnago OvalCx but could never find one
Lucky man :)

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:54 pm

Very nice dubrat. What a place to start your Colnago collection.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:49 pm

silverlight wrote:Ive always wanted a Colnago OvalCx but could never find one
Lucky man :)

Well done
SL


give it 6 months, SL.

oh, hi dubbie! :oops: :lol:
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby jaseyjase » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:50 pm

fukkinel dubs ...

ive always wondered if you could fit a modern group on that...please do it dubs...pleeeaassee
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby dubrat » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:17 am

Can't help ya there Jase...

It will be getting an OG style build with panto'd Super Rec and Modolo Kronos brakeset

Just gotta decide whether to do a resto on e frame or keep it OG like I always do....

Do love the one with a chromveloto paint

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby tripstobaltimore » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:18 pm

God I love chromovelato. Nice find :D
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:31 pm

I know it's not a vintage bike and not in the same league as the beautiful CX or Arabesque's but here is my '02 (or '03) Colnago Dream Lux. It's quite a dream to ride despite the aluminium frame:

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:41 pm

nice one Mr Fountain.
my master x light came with the same fork and wheelset 8)
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:13 pm

That's interesting Munga. Is that a standard fork for the Master X Light? I'm very happy with my 'FORCE" fork as it seems to dampen the minor road surface bumps out. I'd like to swap it for a 'STAR' fork but they are quite expensive when i've seen them on ebay.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:22 pm

no idea if it was originally specified with the force fork, but that's how i bought it.
i have bought a precisa fork for it, for aesthetics mainly.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:15 am

munga wrote:no idea if it was originally specified with the force fork, but that's how i bought it.
i have bought a precisa fork for it, for aesthetics mainly.


It's good to have a choice.

I'd love to read your comparison of forks using the same frame. That would be very interesting information.
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