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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:20 pm 
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So, Colnago's are supposedly not meant to be built up light weight since *they are all about the ride*. I'm going to eschew the norm on this build in full WW style :wink:

Here's some pictures to get started:

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52S frame weight with headset bearings, fr & rear derailleur hangars and cable guide (1153g)
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Cut fork with crown race and about 3-4cm too much steerer for my needs (370g)
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Low Stack Headset Top Bearing Cover @ 11g
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With that, we're at 1534g. Compared to my Litespeed Xicon with the same parts, I was at 1632g, so a 98g saving over a Ti frame. Let's hope the ride is worth it.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:46 pm 
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Stunning frame, looking forward to the build. !!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:58 pm 
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Not vulgar at all.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:01 pm 
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This is going to be a good build! The weights you posted are actually lighter than I would have guessed.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:26 am 
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cool... :popcorn:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:28 am 
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can't wait to see this built. should be sick :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:59 am 
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*please* say you're going to tune the frame.
(and do some tuning to other components)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:04 am 
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Ha! "Please" don't wreck the frame. It's perfect as is.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:34 am 
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Prend, you and tuning frames... What would I tune on this frame? I think sanding it would be sacrilege.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:03 am 
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Only to who consider the thing sacred... :smartass:

Beautiful and classy frame. That is.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:43 am 
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I think the frame itself is beautiful, I've always admired Colnago tube shapes and geometries.
That said, I've also always desired to see them in raw carbon. They're known for having *a lot* of paint and lay it on very, very thick. This one may be different, but it's paint nonetheless.

Perhaps just leave the headtube logo in case people are mistaking it, but really since Colnago is reportedly exquisite in their layups, why not show thm off and save weight in the process? You will still have that marvelous tube shape, lug style and so forth.

Also: screws holding in the derailleur hanger can be replaced with aluminum ones to save some weight.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:44 pm 
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Not vulgar at all.


Hang on, you don't know what he's going to do to it yet... :|

Lots of spacers, white plastic things with stickers, gold painted rims, a saddle bag, and one of those weird proctologist saddles.

Actually, discounted C59s are seriously good vfm right now.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:57 pm 
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I said vulgar, not an atrocity.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:25 am 
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So, a good build should always start off on the right foot:

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Gotta get the tools out...and the mess begins (t minus 6 hours before the wife gets home):

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Ooof, not a good start. Zipp's a little off their claimed weight on this one @ 140g vs claimed at 125g:

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Berk padded 132mm saddle (actual measured width was 138mm/136mm compressed and 94g)
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This will be a good bike :)

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