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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:30 pm 
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I've reached that point in my life that I am getting less concerned with racing and more concerned with just enjoying the bike. Last week I finally got this Colnago Extreme Power put together. The ride is incredible and I couldn't be happier.

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Frameset: Colnago EP w/ Star Carbon fork
Headset: Chris King
Expander Plug: Extralite Ultrastar 3
Stem: 3T ARX Team
Handlebars: Ritchey WCS Logic II, 38 cm
Top Cap: FWB Stripper
Brakes: EE Cycleworks
Brake Housing: Nokon
Seatpost: Colnago
Saddle: Fizik Arione R3
Bottle Cages: BTP
Bottom Bracket: Hawk Racing
Cranks: SRM DA-7950, 165mm
Pedals: Dura-Ace
Derailleurs: Dura-Ace Di2 w/ sequential shifting "brain"
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Record w/ Hudz rubber
Computer: SRM PC8
Skewers: KMC
Wheels: Hed Jet 6+ w/ Continental Attack tires & Vittoria latex tubes

Weight: 7.50 kg (16.53#)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:35 pm 
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Beautiful frame, very... eclectic build. You are using Campagnolo 10v shifters with Di2? What is this diabolical combination? ;-)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:47 pm 
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Whoa. I too am intrigued by the shifters.

Great bike and build too, by the way!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:05 pm 
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Eclectic is a good way to describe it for sure.

Yes, Campagnolo 10s brake levers, with the shift lever from a left 10s shifter chopped off and epoxied to the backside of the right brake lever. Cateye buttons were then glued to that so that it has a cleaner look. I have always like the feel of the Campagnolo 10s hoods. The sequential shifting of my Di2 system is so nice that I can't imagine riding anything else. I'll get a set of buttons wired up for next to the stem for shifting when on the bar tops, but I just haven't gotten around to that yet. Hopefully this weekend.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:27 am 
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Thanks for the explanation. Now I seem to remember you posting about this somewhere (Fairwheels' forum?) some time ago?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:47 pm 
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Ya - there was a lot on the old FWB forum from this setup on my Cervelo. It's on here for that bike too.

Here's a shot from on the road today.

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I don't mind the build at all. Enough matching red to look pleasantly balanced to me.

What size frame? Looks nicely proportioned for this colour scheme.


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Pauline- that's funny.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:15 pm 
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Totally know the feeling of getting older and Colnago is a great choice. The EP was/is a great frame.

And the hack you did on the campy 10 speed shifters is awesome!!!! I always really liked the look of those shifters, too. My hands are fairly larger than the average cyclists - so when they cam out with the 11 speed shifters it was a welcome change for me.

Anyway, dig the bike. Good job.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:40 pm 
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I liked the ep so much, I bought two with different paint schemes.


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I'm curious: what size frame?


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I am going to takea a guess and say....50 sloping


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What is the brand of the wheels?


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mnmasotto wrote:
I am going to takea a guess and say....50 sloping


Yup, 50s.

Thanks to all for the nice words. I'm really loving the ride and will try to get her a bit lighter at some point. The only place to save weight are probably the bars and seatpost. Possibly the rear hub if I ever decide to re-build the rear wheel. All of the other parts I don't see as an option to change - I have tried full carbon saddles and AX lightness brakes before and those just aren't an option. I have already swapped all possible bolts to titanium. The stem is the lightest one that I could find where the stem was large enough so that the Di2 sequential "brain" would fit inside to keep it safe and that I could safely drill holes in it.

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What is the brand of the wheels?

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