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 Post subject: Re: Colnago Special EPQ
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:51 am 
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Wow, this is truly a one-of-a-kind build. Absolutely stunning.

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*Awesome*. Love it.

Those wheels wouldn't look right on a sloping 'nago, but they look perfect on this. Well done for being brave enough - and if you ever want to drop the weight Hyperons would look amazing with those same tyres on too!


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Agree!

Love the cockpit also. The red bolt... :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:24 am 
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Beautiful build with lots of nice pics and interesting story about the frame, thanks for sharing! :thumbup:

The Campione bars look beautiful.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:28 am 
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what great looking well balanced build
one of this years best builds :thumbup:
how does it compare to the C59 :noidea:

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Lovely.

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So nice 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago Special EPQ
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:35 pm 
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Great looking bike. Have the same wheels and glued the same tires on. You never get tired of the carpet ride.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago Special EPQ
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Those wheels are stunning! As is the atention to detail on the whole bike. Awesome work :beerchug:

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:thumbup: Superb!


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 Post subject: Colnago Special EPQ
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:05 am 
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Really beautiful, congratulations, makes me crave for one more Colnago, but I must resist ( I am also a colnagoholic )

And fully agree about the wheels.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:48 am 
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BikeTart wrote:
*Awesome*. Love it.

Those wheels wouldn't look right on a sloping 'nago, but they look perfect on this. Well done for being brave enough - and if you ever want to drop the weight Hyperons would look amazing with those same tyres on too!


Thanks BikeTart, I would love to try the Hyperons some day, but I still think I'd prefer these on this build. Something about those glistening spokes and the Ambrosio rims that speaks to me on this build. While Hyperons would be great for getting up the cols you still have to get down. I'm between 195 and 200lbs (88-90kg), and for me safety trumps lightness, usually. At this point if I had to choose which wheels I'd rather be on at 50mph down a long fast descent, it'd be the Ambrosios. If there were no turns and perfect roads, I'd choose the Boras (fast fast fast). Maybe I'll elaborate later on this. But so far I am really enjoying these wheels. Over the next few weeks I'll be trying out different wheels on both the C59 and this bike. Just want to make sure the differences I'm feeling are all the wheels and not the frames. I suspect that if I could ride blindfolded, and the same wheels were on both bikes I would not be able to tell the difference.

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eurperg wrote:
Beautiful build with lots of nice pics and interesting story about the frame, thanks for sharing! :thumbup:

The Campione bars look beautiful.



Thanks Eurperg, Don't know if you recall but I pm'd you about one of your photos in the "on the road today" section. That was quite some time ago now, but it really assured me I was on the right track with this build.
Here it is again...
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Still love that scene, really captures the essence of cycling just for sake of it. And really like your recent Bottechia build as well.

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what great looking well balanced build
one of this years best builds :thumbup:
how does it compare to the C59 :noidea:


Thanks Roobay, I'll get back to you on the comparison after more miles have been logged. But like I mentioned in a previous post, I suspect if I could ride blindfolded and the wheels were the same, I'm not sure I'd be able to tell the difference. Very little difference structurally between the two frames and the geometries are identical.

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I could not bring myself to read your explanation last page Cal, sorry. My eyes glazed over :lol:

But in one sentence, could you please tell me where the EPQ sits in terms of the Colnago range? Or, if it's easier, how it differs from the EPS?

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