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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:16 am 
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Long time lurker, first time poster.

After a very long search I found this frame NOS on ebay about 3 years ago, and since then it's been through a few iterations.
It's my do-it-all bike on a budget, I guess. Commuter, racer, and training bike. As a student I don't have that much in the way of funds to spend on it (hence there is a bit of a mix of components) but regardless, it's an absolute dream to ride!
For the purists out there who may cringe at the choice of Shimano - I just cannot get used to Campag thumb shifting in the drops - and Shimano is what works best for me!

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Build list:

Group: Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Headset: Chris King NoThreadset
Stem: Deda Superleggero 120mm
Bars: Ritchey WCS EvoCurve
Seatpost: 3T Dorico
Saddle: Fi'zi:k Arione
Bottle cages: Arundel Mandible
Wheelset: Campagnolo Neutron Ultra (decals removed)
Skewers: Campagnolo
Tires: Veloflex 23mm Corsa
Pedals: Dura Ace 9000

Total weight is about 7kg at the moment, but my method of weighing is very inaccurate as I don't have a proper set of scales. Will have to get a proper weight for it!

Future upgrades/changes: I'll need to swap cables over soon, so I'll change to black housing. Hopefully the finishing kit can all be made uniform eventually (leaning towards Deda at this stage). Finally, the wheels are coming to the end of their illustrious 6 year "career". They have been amazing wheels - seen many potholes, gravel, cobbles, descending in Europe etc. but the brake track is getting to the end of its life so some new aluminium clinchers are on their way soon when funds permit!

Any thoughts on possible improvements - let me know :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:38 am 
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Nice frameset. I have a PR00 in 61. Love it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:23 am 
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Gorgeous ....


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:23 am 
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A student... who commutes on that Colnago? Now I've seen everything!

Lovely bike - I assume you don't just cable and D-lock it to some railings on campus?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:07 pm 
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It's nice
very classical!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:32 pm 
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A beautiful bike. Congratulations on a very nice build!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:40 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:46 pm 
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Beaut of a machine. Awesome frame, some of my favourite wheels.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:54 pm 
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That's a beautiful bike. And imho the DA 9000 group matches perfectly.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:22 am 
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timmbo wrote:
Lovely bike - I assume you don't just cable and D-lock it to some railings on campus?


Haha I have in the past but usually I lock it up inside at uni.

Thanks for the kind words all :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:07 am 
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Oh boy!
Thats just perfick! :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:28 am 
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Superb. EP is definitely my favorite Colnago.

Geometry and contact points make it "looking fast standing still"


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:26 pm 
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timmbo wrote:
A student... who commutes on that Colnago? Now I've seen everything!

Never mind so much the Colnago as Dura Ace 9000.

Students nowdays...

But great set up. Looks :thumbup: with the Shimano.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:02 pm 
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MarkTwain wrote:
timmbo wrote:
A student... who commutes on that Colnago? Now I've seen everything!

Never mind so much the Colnago as Dura Ace 9000.

Students nowdays...

But great set up. Looks :thumbup: with the Shimano.



Jesus right (I graduated 5months ago so now I can talk sh*t :lol: ).....I pray to god that never gets locked up outside

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:31 pm 
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I keep coming back to look at this, you got it right on. DA chainset looks the nuts on this!

Cheers!

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