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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Beauty! I used to have that frame and foolishly parted ways with it during some hard times while in school. Enjoy the build process!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:17 am 
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okay so I have a preliminary picture of the bike built up. I decided to go with a somewhat retro-modern cross style for the bike and kit'd it out with Ultegra di2.

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Still need to change up the rings and debadge the new front zipp 808 (its a new crash replacement). I really like the way it turned out though, cant wait to try and ride it tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:43 am 
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I totally dig it. Others may disagree with the parts choice, but it totally looks the business. That being said, I'd probably go with a black chainring (fiberlyte TT ring?) and totally desticker the wheels. Cool build.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:28 am 
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Not nice...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:16 am 
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Nice! congratulations on your Colnago.

now go to prendas.co.uk and buy the full Mapei Kit :)

That looks like a Veloce Bottom Bracket

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:18 am 
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kgt wrote:
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Opps I just saw the final build, and have to agree.

Those parts would be perfect fit for many other frames, not so for a titanium Mapei

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:09 pm 
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I understand the dislikes; it was a hard decision trying to decide what to put on it, however when I decided that I would be racing this bike I had to go with the Di2. The more I thought about it, the more I decided that this was the right way to build it up. Back when these bikes were new they were generally built up with Dura-Ace 7700 as seen on page one of this thread and so I saw this as a modern re imagining of that style. I think that if Mapei was still racing they would have their bikes setup in a similar way. I still wonder if I should have done Campy but I'll save that for a "more classic" colnago (It'll probably happen really soon, Im already browsing eBay haha). I hope that I can change your guys minds when I post some more pictures of the build and custom internal di2 routing!

Rings still def need changed, agree on that but I cant decide if I should do some praxis classic rings or some aero fibrelytes.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Can't say I like it either. That has nothing to do with the Di2 kit by the way, which I think looks quite nice. The wheels and the SRAM aero ring are just plain awful.

Get yourself a straight legged fork, a classic chain ring and a bit more subtle wheels and this would be a great bike.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:15 pm 
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Absolutely agree with @Swijland, this build gone astray had nothing to do with Di2 vs Campy, the Di2 is a fine choice. But the wheels, the solid SRAM chainring, curved fork, on this frame...my lord. But like you say, you're only 20 and a helluva rider it sounds like. So enjoy it as you build it but I suspect one day you'll look back at this thread, have a laugh and say to yourself "What was I thinking?"

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Like I've said the chainrings will be changed; that quarq was on my cervelo until it was replaced by a Rotor SRM. They matched my cervelo rather well.

As for the fork what would you all suggest? The time fork is what came with the frame and I couldn't really find any nice/new 1" forks other than the ritchey and wound up and I don't think either would make it look any better. Should I get an old threaded colnago fork? I've never built a threaded setup, do they still make good quill stems?

The wheels are really from my TT bike but I think they actually look kind of cool against the skinny tubes, and it's probably because I'm 20 haha . Most riding will be done on different (and considerably more shallow) wheels. I will probably race it on my 303s but the front 303 is in the warranty process so I didn't have them for a picture.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:25 pm 
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303's without the stickers would look waaay better. For the fork a Colnago Star, Flash or Street would be great.

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While I agree that 303s or 404s would probably be more suited to this frame than the 808s, I have to say I still like it.

I also love the contrast of deep section wheels and skinny tubes.


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Regarding the fork, I'm not sure if that frame was originally spec'd with the curved Time fork. @Swijland seems to think it originally came with a Colnago Street fork. I suspect that's probably the case and if possible I'd try to find one eventually. But a great start. I wish I had that nice a frame when I was 20. Enjoy. And yes, if you like it with the deep wheels by all means go for it. Wheels can be changed, like shoes, but the frame stays forever.

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Nice Frame! With my taste i would swap the chainrings to something more traditional and take the stickers off the wheels

Enjoy!


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Here are some pictures I took on my ride today. Working on making a grommet for the di2 cable entries and exits. Rings really need to get swapped the more I look at it. Rides like a dream though, one ride and I'm in love.

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