Colnago C59 CLSM

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by vinceflynow

Edited. Final build pics and components.





Final weight: 6.59 kg (as pictured).

Frame: 2012 Colnago C59 CLSM Size 45S
Wheels: Enve SES 3.4 clincher, Chris King R45 hubs, Sapim CX-Ray 20f/24r.
Tires: Hutchinson Atom Galactik with 30 mL of Stans sealant per tire
Crank: Lightning 170mm, Power2Max 110mm BCD, Rotor OCP3 50/34.
Bar: Deda Superleggera 42 cm
Stem: Deda Superleggero 100mm
Expander plug: Extralite Ultrastar 2
Top Cap: Purely Custom Ultra Lite
Bar tape: Lizard Skins 1.8 DSP
Seatpost: Deda Superzero tuned with POP yoke, carbon cradle, and Ti bolts
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow
Shifter: Campagnolo Super Record with Hudz Soft grip hoods
FD: Campagnolo Super Record
RD: Campagnolo Super Record, with a Tacx ceramic 11t upper jockey wheel, and Fibre-Lyte mech plate
Cables: Aican Bungarus
Brakes: EEbrakes with Enve brake pads
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 12-29
Pedals: Xpedo Thrust SL Ti
Chain: KMC X11SL TiN Gold
Garmin mount: Barfly 2.0
Other miscellaneous: Bontrager cadence sensor, General Innovations frame pump mount
Bottle Cages: Arundel Mandible matte

At the end of my Colnago C59 TSMR thread, I mentioned that I would be building up a C59 in CLSM for a friend. Well, it turns out that for financial reasons, he can't keep the C59. So, I bought the frame from him, and will be building it up as my own. And conveniently, the frame is just my size, 45S.

I started off by wrapping the frame in 3M auto vinyl to protect the paint. I think I added about 80-90g of weight by adding the vinyl. The vinyl also made the matte black look glossy, but it still looks fine to me.

The goal of this build is to have fun with some components that I would not normally use, but have always been interested in trying. Some of the components are WW components, but again, weight is not the ultimate goal.

Frame, 1060g pre-vinyl.
Fork, 404g uncut, pre-vinyl.

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by mnmasotto

That is my favorite color scheme! I have been trying to find one in 48s for two years. They do not make that color anymore.

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by Calnago

Great frame, but take the vinyl off! My god, it's not your grandmothers sofa.

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by vinceflynow

The CLSM color scheme from 2012. The frame was purchased from R&A Cycles in New York. I believe that they have the CLSM in 48S. I hope you get one too; its a stunning looking frame.

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by liam7020

Beautiful frame!
Calnago wrote:Great frame, but take the vinyl off! My god, it's not your grandmothers sofa.

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by brycerider

Wrapping it in vinyl? I bet you still have the plastic wrap on your dishwasher and car seats. Nice bike but please get rid of the vinyl and build the bike as Ernesto intended.

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by davec

Love the color! Can't wait for the build

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by pje0713

Yes, loved the tsrm build and looking forward to this too! Looks great.

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by Valbrona

Looks great.

What BB cups do you have fitted?

And can you fit a rack for panniers?

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by giant man

beautiful beautiful beautiful ....

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by paradawt

My favourite color, no doubt!
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by SalsaLover

Can't see the use of vinyl ( or even another same model bike at the same time ) but to each his own :P
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by vinceflynow

Those cups are for Lightning cranks, which are fitted to a Power2Max with Praxis chainrings. I wanted to weigh all the individual components of the crankset, mu local bike shop put together the crankset before I could weigh everything. I had problems with my Parts of Passion chainring bolts. I took the crankset assembly to my local bike shop, and they put together the assembly using Vuelta alloy chainring bolts. So the POP chainring bolts diameters are a little too big to fit the Power2max spider.

I also got Parts of Passion saddle yokes. Thankfully the POP yokes fit, without issue.

The green on the Power2Max doesn't match the green of the frame. I wanted the CLSM green paint to customize paint some things like the seatpost clamp, headset, and other small parts. I emailed Colnago-America, asking who the manufacturer of the green paint, and I got an email reply. But it was a blank email. :? :noidea:

Power2Max 110 BCD for Lighting cranks 223g.
Lightning BSA Cups w/bearings 83g/pair.
Crankset, Power2Max 110 BCD spider (including battery) + Lightning crank 170mm, Vuelta chainring bolts, Praxis 34-50 chainrings, TOTAL 684g.
6kcycles seatpost clamp 10g.
Deda Superzero seatpost uncut with Parts of Passion yoke and two M6x35 Ti bolts 184g.
Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow saddle 120g.


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by PSM

Why vinyl? :shock:

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by vinceflynow

I knew you guys would give me slack over the vinyl. I'm kind of worried that that black matte paint will come off, like what happen to the Europcar's bike.


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