COLNAGO Extreme Power Pg. 7

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davec
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Gorgeous build. Always loved all black with white logos. Skin walls provide a classic quality on an otherwise ultra modern machine.


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irongatsby
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Thanks guys.




pje0713 wrote:Amazing! I really love it. The weight on that superzero post is amazingly low. What did you do other than replace yokes and bolts? Looking great! Enjoy!

Thank you. I cut 95mm off the shaft removing about 25g. The Ti bolts saved 10g, and the POP yokes you sent me took off another 15g. Thanks again for your kindness.

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by Calnago

This came out REALLY nice! When you first polished up the seatpost clamp I was on the fence but it's perfect with the sliver headset. Really compliments everything, subtley. Nicely done. How are you liking the RHM bend of the Deda bars? I tried the Presas before but really did not like that bend. I like the flat spot on the drops that a classic bar generally gives. Personal preference. A nice side profile shot of the bike outdoors when you get a chance would be great. Looks proportionately perfect.

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Thanks Cal. The bars have been kind to me so far, but I haven't put in enough miles yet to make a worthwhile comment. I'll try to post some outside pics as soon as possible. This bike is such a big upgrade over any road bike I've ever had, that it would be hard to share my experience until I get a chance to sample some other top tier bikes. One thing I can definitely notice is the ride quality of these tubulars.

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Took some measurements after seeing your question on Davec's thread. I'm 180cm with a cycling inseam of 84cm.

Saddle height (BB to saddle): 74.5cm
Saddle to bar drop: 8.2cm
Tip of saddle to bar: 54.4cm
Seatpost & saddle showing: 17cm

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Just perfect! One of the nicest colnagos in the forum, wouldn't change a thing, ride and enjoy it like it deserves, and definitely show us some more photos like Calnago suggested.

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willy wrote:definitely show us some more photos like Calnago suggested.


Ill 3rd that motion!


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@irongatsby,

Any new pics of the built?

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I will post new pics in a few days. My initial objective was to build the lightest bike possible using mass production components with no weight limits. After putting some miles on the bike, I decided to make some changes for the sake of comfort and aesthetics. As a result, the bike gained a few grams despite a much lighter wheelset.

1. Handlebars- replaced the Deda Superleggeras(186g) with Deda Campiones(219g). +33g

2. Bar tape- replaced the Deda foam(46g) with San Marco leather(93g). +47g

3. Saddle- got the San Marco Regale Carbon FX Urban(208g). Still have the Prologo C.One Nack(96g). +112g

4. Wheels- got some Reynolds 32s(1066g w/o decals). Still have the 46s(1196g w/o decals). -130g

5. Skewers- replaced the Reynolds Ti(64g) with Extralite Aliens 3(55g). -9g

Total gain: 53g

I de-labeled the Superzero seatpost and sprayed it with some 2 part clearcoat. The seatpost and handlebar textures now match the frame's bare carbon finish. Again, the pics are coming soon!

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by andyindo

Nice!

Why did you change the superleggara handlebar though?Dont both those deda bars have the same shape?

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No, the Campione is basically a carbon version of the Newton shallow with a slightly deeper drop. The Superleggera is RHM compact.
Long live the horizontal top tube, standard crankset, and Italian threaded bottom bracket.

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Confusingly, some shops list the drop at 135mm and others at 143mm. I measured the bars myself and confirmed that it's 143mm.

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Yes. It's not at all like the newton shallow except in general shape and a nice flat on the drops. The drop is much deeper as you measured and the ramp seems steeper. But it is a nice classic shape.


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@Irongatsby: what didn't you like about the Superleggeras? Do you like the Campiones more now that you have them?


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Cal, I was heavily influenced by your white EPQ. I switched to these bars for aesthetic reasons more than anything else, but I think the extra 5mm reach and increased drop resulted in a better fit as well. I really like this set up much better. The Superleggeras weren't too bad, but I wished they weren't so round. I kept moving around a lot in the drops. Plus, I didn't feel comfortable about how light the bars felt. The heavier Campiones provide a bit more peace of mind.
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