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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:13 pm 
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Some enhancements as I could not resist......... Damn me!

Just placed 2 orders...
Replace the Look Keo 2 Max with Keo Blade Ti will save me a bit over 70 gr!
Replace the Zipp skewers with Mt. Zoom Ti Skewers (43 gr p pair) will save me a bit over 40 gr!

Overall 110 gr savings!

Initial investment 235 euro (yes, the blades I found at a very good price!)
Hope to sell the "old" parts on ebay, so overall investment will be app 110,-

So an Euro a gram... thats not bad.... rigth?

After adjustments it will be at 7270gr total (excl the Edge 705)

After I finish off the GP4000S, I will replace them with lighter ones... but don't want to go to much into punctures... options?
Only thing left after that (without getting into to structural things) are the 2 bottle cages... options?
Maybe in a far far future I will be able to go below 7200gr on my 62cm bike ;-)

Or am I getting crazy & too WW?????

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2012 Colnago C59 MTBK Camapgnolo Hyperon Ultra 2 and Campi SR11
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:44 am 
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aharbutt wrote:
it doesn't need anything else. Any good artist knows that knowing when to stop is one of the most important lessons to learn. sure you could make it lighter or more blinged out, but you'd lose a lot of the modern classic character it has now.
But if you're still looking for something try Veloflex tires and a chaincatcher.


this.

nice bike, leave it be.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Thx 4 conpliments ;-)

What the heck is a chaincatcher?

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2012 Colnago C59 MTBK Camapgnolo Hyperon Ultra 2 and Campi SR11
2014 Merida Big 99 CF team fully
2015 Pinarello F8 Sky Campagnolo Bora Utra 2 and Campi SR11 EPS


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:24 pm 
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The first of the 2 packages arrived today... the blades ti feel real smooth, light and look great!

Actual "only" 61 gram savings ;-)
Seems I had a light pair of Keo 2 max

Both Blades are 94gr each...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:04 am 
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rodebaron51 wrote:
What the heck is a chaincatcher?

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prevents chain from dropping and damaging the frame.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Last package arrived... the MT Zoom skewers...

78gr for the zipp skewers vs 43gr for the new ones

Shaves another 35gr off ;-)

Now weight of the bike is at 7284gr

Oke for now!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:40 pm 
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I wouldn't go too far with Ti bits like pedal axles. They have half the modulus of steel, so flex twice as much. If you're 80kg+ then this begins to matter.

Bike is nice.

Only suggestion would be to get some Veloflex tyres for the summer, then maybe put the Contis on some nice shallow aluminium rims like Campag Neutrons or handbuilts.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:49 am 
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Hi,

On the tyres I am really doubting... from the looks & feel I would like to go for Schwalbes... but the GP4000s are very punckture proof... that is very valuable as well....

Anyway, just did my last upgrade I see possible for now;
Ordered 2 x Arundel Mandible Carbon Matte Black

It's not on the weight... same as the Colnago cages, but the looks... hmmmmm! ;-)

Anybody interested in the "old" (3 month) 2 x colnago cages? 31 gr a piece....

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2012 Colnago C59 MTBK Camapgnolo Hyperon Ultra 2 and Campi SR11
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2015 Pinarello F8 Sky Campagnolo Bora Utra 2 and Campi SR11 EPS


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:30 pm 
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So now I have the Aurundel bottle cages in matt black already on as well.

Also ordered a chain catcher and last but not least a set of beyond black decals for the 404's

This should do the trick for now...

No idea for further improvements...

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2012 Colnago C59 MTBK Camapgnolo Hyperon Ultra 2 and Campi SR11
2014 Merida Big 99 CF team fully
2015 Pinarello F8 Sky Campagnolo Bora Utra 2 and Campi SR11 EPS


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:33 am 
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Well, you did ask so....

Zipp wheels are for training, or mere mortals.

For sunny days, showing off and picture time, nothing beats Lightweight Standards, for your bike I would go with the black label version.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:01 am 
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Hey,

I am a mere mortal ;-)

I realize the zipp's are under debate here, but I like them a lot. I also like the ride & feel...
The beyond black labels will make them more fit to the bike I assume...

Leigthweights are not my cup of tea wrt looks... and as I am 88kg, they are not as strong as the zipp's (what I hear).

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2012 Colnago C59 MTBK Camapgnolo Hyperon Ultra 2 and Campi SR11
2014 Merida Big 99 CF team fully
2015 Pinarello F8 Sky Campagnolo Bora Utra 2 and Campi SR11 EPS


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Now with the decals removed....
I am now windering; should I do the beyond black or leave as is....

And the new bottle cages... match perfect!


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2014 Merida Big 99 CF team fully
2015 Pinarello F8 Sky Campagnolo Bora Utra 2 and Campi SR11 EPS
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:16 pm 
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No decals looks better, and I usually prefer the factory look.

Zipp and Italian frame and wheels aren't great aesthetic bed fellows despite the performance.

BTW, no need to ask the same question on 2 parts of the forum. This is fast becoming a forum about your Colnago. Give someone else a go too!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:03 am 
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Hey, what do you mean with factory look?
They came with the decals on ;-)

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2012 Colnago C59 MTBK Camapgnolo Hyperon Ultra 2 and Campi SR11
2014 Merida Big 99 CF team fully
2015 Pinarello F8 Sky Campagnolo Bora Utra 2 and Campi SR11 EPS


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:23 pm 
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The Factory look has the loudest, proudest decals (as they came out of the factory). As you had them before with white decals. Gives the wheel sponsor the greatest standout on pro team bikes, and hence lots of 'mere mortals' like them that way when parting with their hard earned cash to look 'pro' and let everybody know just how much they have spent!

Beyond that, those 'in the know' don't need to shout about what they have, and recognise high end wheels even without the decals. You sir clearly have taste in bike kit.

It's a bit like suits (bear with me here!). Cheap suits have no label. Expensive suits have a label loud and proud inside the jacket on the pocket. REALLY expensive tailored suits tuck the label away inside the pocket itself. The quality speaks for itself and there is a certain pride in knowing without shouting. So it is with wheels.

Your wheels are a great set of hoops and you don't need to shout it out if you don't want. You know what they are and anybody 'in the know' will too.

I have several sets of wheels and some are destickered and some aren't. TherE's no hard and fast rule.


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