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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:21 pm 
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Hello all, have been lurking here for a few weeks as a guest - saw this thread and decided it was about time I joined and posted something.
Here I am on my Colnago C50 riding through the Arenberg forest (first photo) and also a bit further on at the Carrfour del Arbe (second photo) this June. We did all 160 miles/260 km... Yes it hurt!




It is a C50 of the original vintage rather than the HM version kitted out with Record 10v (soon to be SR 11v!) with the exception of the cassette which is chorus to save a few £££ and they wear better than the Record Ti cassette too. Wheels are Ambrosio Excelight 32h laced 3x onto record hubs and shod with Vittoria pave 24mm clinchers.
The bars are deda 215 with the deep belgian drop and the stem and set pin are Colnago's own offerings via ITM. I also had on this some look 396's (I think...) which have recently been changed for some Time RXS carbons due to a knee injury. Am sitting on a Fizik Aliante (v. comfy!) and am recording the data on a Polar CS600. Cages are elite carbon.
I know its not really WW fodder, but is is v. pro and if it can het me rounf this parcours then I think it deserving of a post on here.

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Still feeling fresh at the Foret d'Arenberg! 100 miles in, 60 miles to go!

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You will notice I am ina very small gear here as it was all I could turn at this point - some 145ish miles in.

Check the mud in both photos, very PRX!!!! It had rained overnight, but we were mostly lucky - only saw one broken bone all day.

Paul.

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:welcome: Paul,
What a kick @ss introduction.
Your build is super and your use as intended- well done mate.

Did you double wrap the bars?

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Yes, did indeed double wrap the bars. We took all sorts of extra precautions like a spare bike (between the 3 of us - 2 mates drove the van). The one of us who didnt double wrap the bars wished he had done and then proceeded to do just that at about 2/3rds distance. It made his photos look a bit, well, like he'd just wrapped them very hastily 2/3rds of the way round!

Thanks for the kind comment about my intro,



Paul.


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Riding a portion of Roubaix into the velodrome would be a dream.


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Great action pics! Can you take a side shot of your bike?

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very nice bike, cool pics. I would also like to see the bike from the side, please.


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Nice one tabmaster, you Jubilee boys get around don't you?
Nice bike, nice ride too. :wink:
Give us some more pics of the steed mate. :)

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With those green tyres it looks even more authentic. Put a Mapei jersey on and it's complete.

Nice one.


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Am just nipping out on it for a bit now - then clean, then take side on photos.


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Nice bike!

I had the same model in the beginning of this summer. A worthy steed indeed!

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You're brave - leaving that bike on the other side of a suburban street while you photograph it with a zoom lens! :lol:

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You're brave - leaving that bike on the other side of a suburban street while you photograph it with a zoom lens! :lol:


Someone has been fiddling with the tube before... :lol:


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KB wrote:
With those green tyres it looks even more authentic. Put a Mapei jersey on and it's complete.



Or in this case, Navigators Insurance.

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Yes, that is the Navigators Insurance colour scheme!
As promised - 2 photos side on. One with the training wheels on and another with a pair of zipp 303's.
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...and one action shot too! ds-eventphoto.co.uk took this shot.
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Nice.... very nice... what size is that?


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