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gtv18
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by gtv18

Greetings,

This is my first posting on WW. I've been a cyclist for many decades now & I’m returning to the sport after a few years off due to injury/illness.

This is my new (old) bike. I bought the frame from a guy I know in Italy and I sourced all the components on eBay. I built it up in December last year and took it for its debut ride in January.

Since then I’ve done around 300 miles on it, - it rides beautifully.



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Colnago EPS Frame, 50s, (including Headset Cups). 1141g
Colnago EPS Fork, (including Headset Race). 383g
Colnago EPS Headset Bearings & Spacers. 51g
Colnago Top Cap & Bolt. 17g
Colnago Seat Clamp. 28g
Colnago Seat Post, 31.6. 210g
Campagnolo Record 10s Ergolevers, Ultra QS, Red. 332g
Campagnolo Record 10s Front Deraileur, QS. 76g
Campagnolo Record 10s Rear Deraileur. 187g
Campagnolo Record 10s Compact Crankset, 175mm, 36-50t. 644g
Campagnolo Record 10s External BB Cups, BSC. 55g
Campagnolo Record 10s Skeleton Brake, Front, Dual Pivot. 159g
Campagnolo Record 10s Skeleton Brake, Rear, Single Pivot. 135g
Campagnolo Record 10s Pedals, ProFit Plus 273g
Campagnolo Record 10s Chain. 234g
Campagnolo Record Cassette, 10sp 12-23, (4 Ti / 6 Stl) 201g
Campagnolo Record Cassette Lockring, 12t. 17g
Campagnolo Hyperon Wheelset. 1242g
Michelin Service Course Tyres, 24mm. Tubular. 510g
Suunto Bike Pod Front Skewer, (incl Wheel Magnet). 60g
Mavic Titanium Rear Skewer. 44g
Deda MagOO Handlebar Stem, 100mm. 118g
3T Ergonova Team Carbon Handlebars, 44cm. 199g
Handlebar Tape, Deda, Grey 55g
Silicon Handlebar Rings, Black. 9g
Selle Italia SLR Titanium Saddle, Snake Skin Ltd Edition. 143g
Elite Patao Carbon Bottle Cage, (with Titanium Bolts). 29g
Elite Moro Carbon Bottle Cage, (with Titanium Bolts). 29g
Nokon Brake & Gear Cables, Black / Silver. 150g? 35g/m
Total: 6727g




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I’m slowly raising the seat & dropping the stem as I get back to fitness....


Nick W.


:D

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jekyll man
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by jekyll man

:welcome:

sweet bike!!!! One of my fave paintjobs 8)
(now can you move it so we can see the Alfa please?) :lol:
Official cafe stop tester

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by burglarboycie

jekyll man wrote::welcome:

sweet bike!!!! One of my fave paintjobs 8)
(now can you move it so we can see the Alfa please?) :lol:

My thoughts exactly!!!

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gtv18
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by gtv18

Thanks for the compliments...

The Alfa has an entirely separate presence on the web here:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alfa-romeo-topics-not-covered-elsewhere/439369-gtv18s-european-road-trip-no10-mini-trip-spa-francorchamps-nurburgring.html

I've owned it for 20 years....


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Look565w
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by Look565w

That's a sweet bike to have for coming back to cycling! Enjoy the ride! :thumbup:

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by chazmtb

Sweet Colnago. Great period specific build. Welcome to the C club.

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gtv18
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by gtv18

jekyll man wrote:One of my fave paintjobs


Initially i wasn't sure about the paint job, but the price was right & beggars can't be choosers...
I'm on a bit of a budget (relatively speaking) - hence buying everything second hand.

PR99 is my preferred choice, I have a Colnago Master Pista in that colour.

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It would have been nice to have a matching pair... :D
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kgt
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by kgt

The EPS looks great. Just the saddle is kind of cheesy.

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gtv18
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by gtv18

kgt wrote:...the saddle is kind of cheesy.


Ha! - the saddle is one of my favourite bits....

I was thinking of changing the handlebar tape to match it, something like this:

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Lizard Skins dsp 2.5mm bar tape (Phantom Camo)

http://www.customisedbikes.co.uk/store/viewItem.asp?product=Lizard-Skins-DSP-%28DuraSoft-Polymer%29-2%2E5mm-Camo-Handlebar-Tape&idProduct=1614

Anyone tried this product.?...
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by gtv18

Update

Got some new wheels & a new Seatpost....

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The Campag Record Carbon Seatpost is a few grams heavier ( ! ), but I really didn't like the look or design of the Colnago Seatpost....


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by gtv18

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31.6 x 350 long.
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by McGilli

I thought the Colnago seat post really made the bike more unique. Definitely hang on to it for resale value of the bike (just in case ;)
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by kgt

+1

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gtv18
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by gtv18

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McGilli wrote:...Definitely hang on to it for resale value of the bike...


Yes, of course i will...


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