Benefits of getting older

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by steeple

Last week it was my birthday. Now I'm50. Guess what I got for present? A Colnago C50, obviously!. ... CN2518.JPG

Dura Ace 2010; FSA 50x34; Fsa Plasma ; Dura Ace 1380 wheelset ... CN2520.JPG ... CN2524.JPG

With pedals and 2 bottlecages : 7 kilos.

Fantastic classical beauty.

My first Colnago. Next june we will be crossing the Alps in 7 days within the TourTransalp.


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by micky

Nice weight with not any exotic component.
I like the graphics a lot as well. :thumbup:

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by steeple

Thanks Micky,
no exotic parts, only classical beauty. And even in this case I'm still slightly under 7 kilos.
I'm surprised.

I really look forward to riding that beauty.


btw : actually I'm living in Milan but I was born in Thiene.

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by Tinea Pedis

Shimano on a 'nago, love it! :beerchug:

Maybe some shiny DA cranks for the 51st? Otherwise a great build and wonderful gift!

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by majklnajt

Congratulations!!!!!! :welcome: :thumbup:

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by range

Nice Colnago!
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'11 Velocite Geos w SRAM Red || '08 Giant Anthem X0 w SRAM X0 || '93 Pinarello w Shimano 105

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by Juanmoretime

Hi there and welcome to the forum! :welcome: Also congratulations on your 50th trip around the sun. I hit that milestone a few years ago.

Shimano on a Colnago owned by an Italian. I need to consult Powerful Pete on this although I believe that gets you a non-stop ticket straight down! :lol:

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by Powerful Pete

Benvenuto! :welcome:

As Juanmoretime stated, I am issuing you a yellow card for that Shimano stuff on a Colnago. :mrgreen:

Jokes aside, that is a fantastic bike. :thumbup: Bravo. Complimenti.

Oh, and happy birthday!
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.

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by ww4

very nice bike, well done.

Happy Birthday and as they the older the wiser :beerchug:

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by c50jim

Nice bike and I'm sure you'll love it. Colnagos just seem to work well. Since my Colnagos are both a little over 17 pounds with full Record 10 and reasonably light wheels, I'm surprised at the low weight.

I've been considering picking up an EPS (already have C40 and C50) for my 60th this year. The bad side about getting older is that although you have the money to indulge yourself, you're so slow you're embarrassed to ride the thing.

Enjoy it. It should be great for the gran fondo circuit.

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by steeple

Shimano vs Campagnolo.
I'm italian so I'm on Campagnolo's side, obviously.
I also have a Tommasini Steel frame with Campy Super record 11 and Campy neutron Carbon. I was proud to ride a total italian creature,but....... There is a "but".
I have to admit : coming from a Dura Ace 2005 on a Scott Cr1 Shimano is better. It's more precise more robust.No need to fix it for a long time.Maybe my judgement is influenced by the fact that I tried only the Super Record 11. Maybe the older Record 10 was better. I can't tell.

Now I will test the new Shimano. I'll see.

Thanks again and ciao!


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