HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 30, 2015 11:27 am
Posts: 5
Hi,

I've posted previous bikes on here but my old account seems to have been suspended so I've had to re-register.

I dismantled this a year or so ago as I was having to share 2 group sets between 3 bikes. However, I've decided I need all 3 again so it's going to get built up. My other bikes are a Ribble 725 steel frame with full mudguards for commuting, winter, wet weather etc, and a Cervelo S2 for best. The Cervelo has my Lightweights on so I want the Colnago as middle bike for dry weather rides when I don't want to risk ruining the tubulars. Plus the Colnago is actually my favourite to ride so I just miss it!

The frame itself isn't in the best condition aesthetically. It has a few scratches and scrapes and one day I think I'll get it refinished. It's certainly a keeper.

Image

I've bought some new kit for it:

Image

Record shifters
Record rear derailleur
Record front derailleur
Record bottom bracket cups
Chorus skeleton brakes
Chorus chain
Chorus 12-27 cassette
Deda Superleggero 110mm
Zonda wheels

Image

I have some deda Newton shallow bars to go on.

I still need:
Chainset. Just missed out on a Record one for a good price so might go Super Record.
Seat post. The 3t Dorico Ltd one is stuck. It's going to Fibre Lyte on Wednesday to hopefully get removed. I quite dance a deda Superleggero to match the stem.
Saddle. Can't decide whether to go white saddle and tape or black.
Tyres. Will be vittoria. Can't decide on CX, SC or Pave (for the colours)

I will update when I get the frame back from Fibre Lyte.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:25 am
Posts: 12
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Class frame with some class components, I cannot wait for the finish build! :-)

Best of luck with the seat post problem!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:55 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:15 pm
Posts: 282
Colnago c50 is sweet. It's the frame that made me fall in love with Colnago.

_________________
Colnago C-59 Italia PR99 colour schema
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Shimano Dura Ace C-24

Trek 5200
Shimano Ultegra 6500
Mavic krysium Elite


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:59 pm
Posts: 100
Location: Reading, UK
Envious. My C50 is currently broken (cracked lh rear dropout) and it's not clear if it's repairable. So I've just done the reverse process and taken it to bits. :cry:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:36 pm
Posts: 804
Location: Georgia
Going to be a sweet build. I'd go black / black for saddle and tape...

_________________
Too old to be fast, too young to be this slow!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:20 pm
Posts: 104
Location: UK
As you say, its certainly a keeper and looking forward to the build.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:57 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:25 pm
Posts: 551
Perfect recipe for a perfect bike. But please share a picture with the LW wheels on.
i have always loved these frames, Extreme power was the last Colnago imo


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 30, 2015 11:27 am
Posts: 5
Thanks for the nice comments.

I have the campagnolo free hub for the Lightweights so they definitely go on at some point.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 30, 2015 11:27 am
Posts: 5
It's built! Took some pics yesterday but the focus is a bit off. They'll have to do for now.

Still needs a new seatpost and saddle. It is still an absolute dream to ride, the favourite of my 3 current bikes.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:56 am
Posts: 143
beautifully proportioned. looks top notch as is. would be interesting if you could give us a ride comparison with LW/Zondas. What circumstances do you prefer the S2 for?

nice one!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:49 pm
Posts: 20
Nice bike!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:14 pm
Posts: 1969
Whatever happened with the seat post issue? I thought all C50's took a 28.0 seat post so was it a 27.2 seat post in there with a shim? Or was the original seat tube reamed out (ouch!) to accommodate a 31.6 seat post. But nice build!

_________________
My Colnago C59
My Special Colnago EPQ
Trek Emonda SL


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:19 pm
Posts: 31
Location: Midlands, UK
Looks great!

_________________
Weight 72kg, FTP 289W => 4.01 W/kg

Custom ti 650B Kingdom Double9 (with tubs)
Kinesis Aithein
Ventana El Conquistador


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 3672
Location: Natovi Landing
Classic build ... well done!

I'd say some 25mm SCs would look great on those hoops on that bike ...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:01 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:29 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:22 am
Posts: 3841
Location: Washington, DC
Very nice. What is the weight as pictured?

_________________
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bernatv, Google Adsense [Bot], YoKaiser and 23 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Colnago V1-r

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

kmenon610

47

8178

Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:46 pm

MartyWild View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Looking for a Colnago

in Cyclocross / Touring

vcnz

0

392

Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:21 pm

vcnz View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) BB of a Colnago CX Zero?

in Road

eigner

10

707

Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:27 pm

ms6073 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Colnago C59

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

cwoolee

1

768

Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:36 pm

NilesCrane View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Colnago C60 or???

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]

in Road

rodebaron51

72

2630

Fri May 29, 2015 12:41 pm

rodebaron51 View the latest post


It is currently Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:02 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB