Just like to share some details & images of my new 2nd hand Colnago Extreme Power in ST02 colour, which I found on eBay just before Xmas.
It was an un-planned purchase, I already have a C60 that I purchased new from Maestro, UK, last year, but any lug Colnago (steel or carbon) always gets my pulse racing & this EP was no exception.
My second Colnago in 12 months, after 12 years of lusting, I now have 2, it's a bit like a dream to be honest!
I came across this on eBay, the seller from Italy - had a number of old Colnagos & Italian bikes & parts on sale at the time, all very nice stuff, but this EP caught my eye & upon lots of enquery emails & additional images with the seller, I was happy with it so pressed the button to buy
However, it took a looooooooong time to arrive at my door step, mainly due to the busy festive period & tighten security protocol. Eventually it took more than 3 weeks to get from Verona, Italy to Scotland, UK!
The frame is a size 54cm in Traditional geo, my C60 is a T53cm, with a bit of adjustments, I’m pretty sure this will work for me ………….. fingers crossed :-0
I’ve always lust over the ST01, but since I have a “black” one already, so a “white” bike would be very nice indeed
My EP is 8 years old & upon chatting to the seller, this frame belong to his 65 years old uncle, who was retiring from cycling I guess. He must have been a fit guy as the fork steerer was cut low & stem slammed. That was one of the issue I was considering before buying, the fact that it didn’t have much steerer tube left which limited me on stem & headset choice.
He either didn’t ride it much or he took great care in maintaining the bike because for a frames of this age, it was certainly in great condition apart from a few paint chips, the under side of the fork & rear brake bridge were really clean with not much marking what so ever. I suppose Italian roads are much better than our Scottish ones
I’m posting a few images up now just to introduce & I’m gathering parts to slowly getting her ready as soon as I can.
It’ll be dressed in Campagnolo Chorus 2016 but with Record brakes as I prefer the Dual pivot front but single pivot rear & old style 5-arm Record cranks (which I’m still waiting on from StarBikes)
Parts - Deda Superleggero stem & seat post, Deda shallow drop bars, old Fizik Arione saddle (from my C60 with a white central strip to match)
Wheels - not sure yet as funds are limited, I want Hyperons but only 2nd hand but hard to find, most likely Neutron Ultras if I buy new wheels. I can always just pop my Bora 35 (from my C60) and share it between bikes
There is no way this is going to be a Weight Weenie, but it'll be a solid bike with great pedigree, much better than the rider will be :-0
Anyway, hope you guys dig it & I’ll follow up with more images as I go along, please be patience
Thanks for looking.