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I have one and its fantastic. Too small for me however and is for sale (frame and fork) if your interested. Bought new in 2005 and i used it for one summer before realising i had bought too small.

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I too prefer the De Rosa- I think it is a more classic frame than the X-Light. The paint is quieter, the tubes more traditional.

I guess it is all a matter of taste, though.

I dont' agree which is why i want an X Light. Wouldn't touch De Rosa.


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https://www.windwave.co.uk/colnago_fram ... xlite.html

The colorschemes look pretty ok, i prefer minimalistic, but italians
seem to go sometimes little overboard with the paintbrush.
Maybe they need some scandinavian designer to balance things
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http://www.windwave.co.uk/colnago/2008/ ... t_pr07.jpg
Traditional red, pretty nice. They all seem nice to me except maybe PR08.
I dont know what it is but i am always drawn to these steel frames.


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TheFatGuy wrote:
I too prefer the De Rosa- I think it is a more classic frame than the X-Light. The paint is quieter, the tubes more traditional.

I guess it is all a matter of taste, though.

I dont' agree which is why i want an X Light. Wouldn't touch De Rosa.


Don't get defensive- like I said, it's all a matter of taste.

You are free to like the Colnago- I won't criticize you for it.

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TheFatGuy wrote:
I too prefer the De Rosa- I think it is a more classic frame than the X-Light. The paint is quieter, the tubes more traditional.

I guess it is all a matter of taste, though.

I dont' agree which is why i want an X Light. Wouldn't touch De Rosa.


Don't get defensive- like I said, it's all a matter of taste.

You are free to like the Colnago- I won't criticize you for it.
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I'm not getting defensive, and yes it is all a matter of taste. Each to their own.


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The X-lite is the same as the Master Olympic?

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Kermithimself wrote:
The X-lite is the same as the Master Olympic?


Essentially, yes. Colnago got in trouble from the IOC about using "Olympic" in the name, or didn't have the rights to it in some countries, or something like that, hence the name change.

The bike has evolved somewhat: different dropouts, slightly changed tubeset over the years. At one point some product manager at Colnago drank too much grappa and assumed people would want a carbon b-stay on the Master (they didn't), so there was a version like that for a year or so.


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lite pete wrote:
dastardly wrote:
I have one and its fantastic. Too small for me however and is for sale (frame and fork) if your interested. Bought new in 2005 and i used it for one summer before realising i had bought too small.

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So true! That is a beautiful bike!


I'm having a closer look at the newer Master XL's at the moment...

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Well ... the first classy bike I had was a Master, that eventually was stolen.

Now I finished a "new" one ... and the quality of the ride is superb !!

Just my 2 .... :lol:

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With a history of bike theft and something as wonderful as that I'd even be keeping my country hidden!

That is a LOVELY looking bike!

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The handling is sorted. Much more than any other frame I've had, but then again, it is smaller than most frames I've had so that might have something to do with it.
The finish is superb, airbrushing spot-on and even after 8 years is pristine. I was never a fan of flashy paintjobs so I just waited for an AD4 to turn up.
The thing to remember is that its been designed for racing, not really Sunday rides for the unfit. In this respect its not great for me but as I get fitter during the year and start to push the magical 20mph average, it really comes into its own.
Its been a long time since I really enjoyed hammering downhill on a bike without some sort of frightening flex or harshness going on and I reckon its a result of decades of frame building experience just gelling into something great.

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Is it for sale?

Frame size?

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I currently have a 2011 Colnago C59 with super record, which I'm very happy with. However, I don't want to use over the winter, I've already made that mistake extremely hard to clean, components start to wear especially when grit is covered on the road.

I was thinking about getting a new Colnago Master...

How light are they? Is the steel they use now lighter than the 80's Masters
What are the paint jobs like, I've heard rumours they are nothing like the quality of 70's and 80's
I was thinking of running Centaur or Athena 11 silver to blend in with the old school steel with some robust cheaper wheels for winter
In terms of cleaning the bike, it's steel. Does this mean I need to cover the bike in GT85 or WD40 to stop the rust or are there other methods

Is it worth going back to steel. Maybe the heavy bike will help me train harder!

It certainly encourages me when I see a 55 year old in my club fire up the climbs with a steel classic, passing all the guys with top of the range carbons, puts a smile on my face.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
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I'd argue that as a winter/training bike weight shouldn't be such a concern. Focus more on the kit on it to make your winter riding as enjoyable as possible.

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Frame is probably around 1700g depending on size, fork around 800g.

if you like Colnago's it's a good classic one to have. With Athena 11 in silver and some good tubular wheels you should be set.


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