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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:43 am 
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Now? That frame was announced in last November... No logo changes in 2014 bikes that I have seen.

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:09 am 
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SalsaLover wrote:
also why call it C59 ?


I believe that was to do with the number of years Ernesto Colnago had been building frames at launch.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:31 am 
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That's the same font they used on the Simoncelli bike auctioned off at the same time the Mapei was announced as a one off.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:33 am 
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airwise wrote:
SalsaLover wrote:
also why call it C59 ?


I believe that was to do with the number of years Ernesto Colnago had been building frames at launch.


Yes but if you see the chronology the C-40 started on 1994, exactly at the 40 year anniversary of Colnago ( founded 1954 )

The C-50 came to the market on 2004 at the 50th anniversary.

the C-59 started on 2011-2012 if I am not wrong that is 57 years, it should have been called C-57.

Now for 2014 we should expect a true C-60 ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:29 am 
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eurperg wrote:
That "new" logo (looks like a crappy freeware font) created a huge shitstorm on their facebook page a few months ago.

As a result I thing they announced they will keep the original and discard their logo changing plans...

Hmm, not according to the UK distributors, they will ship with the 'new' mental typeface ... :evil:


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 Post subject: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:35 am 
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Think this logo/ paint job is nicer. Don't like the It flag in the stays, it has nothing to do with front

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:17 am 
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That font...

What a pity.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:02 pm 
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Luckily I could care less about the font! Had 4 colnago's and I'm happy for something different. Found out today it arrives in a week, hopefully once built the font won't be the only noticeable feature


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
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Could not care less.


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Could not care less.


I dont't remember asking?


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Heh, was correcting the grammar in the post above. Wasn't aimed at you or the bike ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:14 am 
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I think it looks amazing. A little change is nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:50 pm 
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Not sure that qualifies as a 'little change', though. Otherwise, the frame looks nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C59 - Mapei
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:51 pm 
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frame arrived along with parts, IMO looked fantastic:

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I had the stem painted white which i thought would be a good idea, I hated it, also hated the look of the madable cages too, so got the new lightweight cages:

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So I replaced it with a deda superleggera bob stem, changed the seat to black and the seatpost to all white. I think white bar tape may look better but for now I'll keep it black until I feel like changing it. Got a great deal on the 80th anniversary groupset so thought I would go with that, the matt finish is a nice change. I have finished the build, had first ride which was also my first on lightweights and I absolutely think everyone should have a pair at some time in their life, they are phenomenally comfortable, lightweight cages are freaky light looking, interesting to see if they hold up:

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Weight came in around as expected:
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