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 Post subject: Colnago EPS MTBK
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 6:18 pm 
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First ride this morning.

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Colnago EPS MTBK 52cm traditional geo.
DA 7900
Gen II Lightweights/Vittoria Corsa CX tubs/Tune skewers
3T Team ARX stem/3T Pro Rotundo bars (waiting order for CF Team Rotundos...)
Look Keo 2 Max Carbons
Old Spesh Toupe 130 and Spesh Ribcage bottle cages.
Little touches: Carbon/Ti top cap, pimpy red alu bottle cage screws.

Weight: Errr..I'm guessing about 6.7kg with Lightweights (mine are pretty old) and 6.9 with 7850 24CL training wheels.

Brief ride report: The minute I sat down on it, there was that 'ahhhh' moment you get from a top spec Colnago. The fit is perfect, and it just seems to ride itself. It's as shock absorbing as I remember the C40 and 50 were, but it's significantly lighter and stiffer. Incidentally, Look seem to have sorted the bearings on the Keo 2 Max, as these new ones were perfect. 3T stuff is nice - slightly stiffer than Deda combos I'm used to. Also, this was my first ride on 7900. Great gruppo, but rear der upshift is a bit too vague.

Things people will pick up on: Dura Ace on a Colnago: uh huh, never heard that one before. :roll: Bottle cages: yeah, they're cheap, but these work well for me - not too heavy, don't fall to pieces.

Bottom line is that there's no bike in the world I'd rather own.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago EPS MTBK
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 6:29 pm 
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Looks amazing, glad you finally got your EPS.

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago EPS MTBK
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 7:21 pm 
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well was it worth waiting for?...
i kinda think so..
its a different looking beast traditional as apposed to sloping
i think the DA and 3T looks modern and up to date
all in all great bike ..
enjoy the summer
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 7:40 pm 
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Congrats for choosing an horizontal tube frame.
It looks even better.

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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 7:55 pm 
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Always used to ride traditional geo ones, so...

PS Thanks to Danielson if he's still on WW for doing such a great job with the build.

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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Congratulations, rico!!!

Nice looking ride! I am happy you waited and that you`ve chose traditional geometry!

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago EPS MTBK
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 9:13 pm 
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You should paint the stripe on the 3T stem matte black to match. It would then be complete.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 12:29 am 
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Certainly worth the wait mate, very nice! :beerchug:

I will agree about the stem...not that it's bad or anything. But if you had a spare arvo and were bored then I think it would be worth doing.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:03 am 
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Looks DELICIOUS Rico! How is the matte finish? Though I eventually went w/ the VIP, the MTBK EPS was also a high contender....the only thing that worried me was how the matte finish would fare against scratches from the elemets.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 8:11 am 
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Belissimo!

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 8:51 am 
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rico, I think the bike deserves some better pics too... ;)

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Wonderful. Love the stealth black with laser white decals.

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Rico, I truly envy you.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:57 am 
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jimaizumi wrote:
Looks DELICIOUS Rico! How is the matte finish? Though I eventually went w/ the VIP, the MTBK EPS was also a high contender....the only thing that worried me was how the matte finish would fare against scratches from the elemets.


It was a concern to me too. However, there is a finish on there - it's just a matte one instead of the clearcoat we're used to. I gave it a pretty good thrashing on some bad UK roads in some bad UK weather yesterday. Cleaned off the road slop/mud and there's not a mark on the frame.

I'll see how it goes. If it goes badly I'll report back here and get it clearcoated...

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I'm glad you waited and now have your dream bike. It looks perfect and I am sure you will love the ride.

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