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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:54 pm 
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I don't think I ever posted an intro when I first started reading WW... Anyway, below's a pic of my nice bike. It's not a particularly WW machine (the frame is a really big one and comes in at 1350 grams), but great to ride.

I've had the bike a couple of years, but only just got the repaired frame back from Colnago as the rear triangle needing replacing after a crash in May, where someone ran over the seatstays and snapped them (I also broke my elbow :( ). They've done an absolutely stunning job in it, you really can't tell it's been repaired. I also just replaced the original mismatched stem and post with matching Syntace items, which I'm very pleased with.

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Frame: C-50 - 65 cm (!!) size
Fork: Colnago Star Carbon
Groupset: Chorus 10 speed / 36-48 Compact / 12-23
Headset: Record :D
Pedals: Look Keo Carbon
Bars: ITM Millennium Wing Shape
Tape: 4ZA
Stem: Syntace F109 120mm + Ti Bolts
Seatpost: "Syntac" :( P6 Carbon
Saddle: Fi'zik Aliante
Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 3
Tyres: ProRace 3

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Now that is just cool :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:07 pm 
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Beautiful! What tape is that?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:55 am 
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Nice ride "outnumbered"!!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:28 am 
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lung wrote:
Beautiful! What tape is that?


It's 4ZA carbon-effect tape. It looks nice, but a total PITA to remove if you ever need to do that.. The tape is very sticky.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:12 pm 
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65???? :shock:
But..bella!!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:14 pm 
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Wow! You must be a giant!!!

But that 'nago does look really nice! :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:11 pm 
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Beautiful ride, outnumbered! I'm with Lung and like the tape, too. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:21 am 
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I did a few other tweaks to the bike over the years, and this was pretty much its final form:

ImageIMG00132 by tw_tvam, on Flickr

It was a lovely bike to ride, and always felt a bit special, attracting positive comments from clubmates. I felt a real attachment to it, which at some level is completely bizarre... but I think a lot of us suffer from the same irrational feelings for these inanimate objects.

So I was heartbroken recently when I found this had happened:

ImageP1040789 by tw_tvam, on Flickr

The LH seatstay lug has cracked through where it joins the dropout. I found out that Colnago no longer does factory repairs on frames this old. I contacted a couple of companies in the UK to see if it could be repaired. One said no, and that this was actually a not-uncommon fault on C50s. The other company said yes, but I wasn't totally convinced with what they were planning to do, so the frame is still broken, and in the meantime I've bought another frame that I'll put up a post about shortly.

I may still let this company have a go at repairing the frame as it's not that expensive to do, and it'd be lovely if it could be resurrected, even for light use only.


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So a case for viewtopic.php?f=14&t=131824 ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:56 pm 
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Someone out there can certainly take a stab at repairing that Colnago.
I think it is worth the effort as it looks great.
Surprisingly well proportiond for such a large frame size.


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