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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:46 pm 
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Not a big fan of the seatpost either... since you have the saddle pretty far forward on that post, something less eccentric and with less setback would look a lot nicer (imho obviously).

Can't argue with the rest of it, speaking as a fellow owner :D


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:19 pm 
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after further review, I don't like the saddle. I think it would look better in all black.

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:34 pm 
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Did I see this standing around in Sigma a few weeks ago? Anyway, I've said it before and I'll say it again - beautiful bike Napoleon.

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:15 am 
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outnumbered wrote:
Not a big fan of the seatpost either... since you have the saddle pretty far forward on that post, something less eccentric and with less setback would look a lot nicer (imho obviously).

Can't argue with the rest of it, speaking as a fellow owner :D


As I said in the initial post, the setback is needed, it looks far forward but it's actually bang in the middle of the useable portion of the rails. People said that on my last bike that had 25mm setback and the saddle was set as far back as possible!

WRT the saddle, it's an old one from a previous build, I do fancy an all black one but skint now I've spent all my money on the rest of it!


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:15 am 
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rico wrote:
Did I see this standing around in Sigma a few weeks ago? Anyway, I've said it before and I'll say it again - beautiful bike Napoleon.


No, and cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:45 am 
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I rarely comment on appearance but I'll wade in. I think there is too much going on. The nature of the graphics on the frame create too much visual competition with the other components. IMO the bike would look much better if seat, seatpost, stem and perhaps also wheels were simply black. Some bikes get away with like colours on all the parts but not here.

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:40 am 
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Mr.Gib wrote:
I rarely comment on appearance but I'll wade in. I think there is too much going on. The nature of the graphics on the frame create too much visual competition with the other components. IMO the bike would look much better if seat, seatpost, stem and perhaps also wheels were simply black. Some bikes get away with like colours on all the parts but not here.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:22 am 
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:lol: No I love it the way it is.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:15 am 
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That's pretty nice. Allows the frame to get all the attention. IMO logos on the other parts are OK but when they are loaded up with color like the FSA stuff it's a bit too much.

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:47 am 
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I dont like it that way. It`s much much better just the way it is now!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:26 am 
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I prefer it as it is too, hence it is that way!


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C50
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:11 am 
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I wouldn't keep messing around with it, the pictures with the bora logo's is just fine. You are the owner of a very fine C50 frame which you must be very proud of!


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