Hi all, seriously long time lurker and have made a couple of other posts on a Basso thread down the way.
After much umming and erring, I took the plunge on a Colnago C59. I originally wanted a Basso Astra but I couldn't find it in my size in my colourway and to be totally honest it wasn't special enough to warrant spending the cash on it, even at the stupid prices it's available for at Cycle Republic (in the UK). After following a Bikeradar thread and someone posting about used C59s, I did a quick google and this one came up for silly money for sale by a bike shop not too far down the road. I took it for a spin and it put a silly grin on my face straight away, so I put a deposit down there and then and picked it up this morning.
I have to say it is absolutely incredible ride and to be totally honest I never thought I'd own a Colnago, Di2 or Zipps, but here we are. I absolutely love the colourway and while not identical it pretty much looks like the 150th anniversary colourway i've seen on here and bikeradar.
Some may be offended by Shimano and in fact Ultegra, but that's all the ridiculously blown budget could afford. Given the wheels and groupset are brand new, basically one of them ended up being free at this price.
Frame: Colnago C59 - TSIT - 57 Traditional
Groupset: Shimano 6870 throughout 52/36-11/28
Wheelset: Zipp 303 Clinchers
Tyres: Schwalbe One
Stem: Colnago Nemesis 120mm
Bars: 3T Ergonova (I think?) 44cm
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Carbon
Seatpost: Colnago Carbon
Bartape: Fizik, sorry not sure which
I'm sorry I don't have all the weight info, but as you can imagine it's not a WW build but truly is a joy to ride and given there's a bit of space on the steerer tube, I can continue to ride it until I am old, fat and my belly rests on the top tube.
Happy to take some critique on the setup as it will be a work in progress, but no I won't be sticking Campag on it and I won't be buying Dura Ace di2 either, sorry!
Only ridden about 25 miles on it so far, and so far I can tell it needs a more heavily angled stem, so looking for recommendations on: Stem, Bars, Bartape, Bottle Cages. Thinking Deda Zero 100 bar/stem in white and Fizik tape. Bottle cages no idea (type or colour!)