Colnago C59 54s GDSL now finished

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apLe
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by apLe

Keep it classic eurperg. Tan sidewalls must stay. If all black would be better, why would FMB, Veloflex and other companies produce tan sidewall tubbies at all? It's up to one's choice, but I would keep them.
18' R5 coming soon...

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Crumbs, this is fantastic!

Tan side walls, big winner :beerchug:

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eurperg wrote:I got the idea for the cages from Voeckler's bike:


except yours is better. :thumbup:

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by eurperg

The roads are finally free of ice and snow, and I have now ridden the bike outside for five hours, feels super good...

Handling felt immediately familiar after my CT2, but stiffness is a lot better. Comfort maybe not as good, but it's nothing Hyperons with Veloflexes can not cure ;)
Going down one size from 59 to 54s (58) makes the bike handle less like a steamroller, but it's still has very stable Colnago-like feel. Position feels good also. I may tilt the bars and hoods up a little bit though...

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Got my ass saved today from severe ice build-up with Milan San Remo -approved Ass Saver fender :)
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by BxEddie

Told you before... tuff guy!!!

Could you please post a pic of your "ass saver"?

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^ Don't have a better pic of it right now, but there's a video on ass-savers.com front page that describes it well...

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willy wrote:@eurperg...with hyperons and tan sidewalls!! looks just awesome, a nice touch of retro/mod and a climber's bike mystique. very nice indeed.

Absolutely! :thumbup:

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by mriddle

This is a wonderfully delightful build. GDSL was a great color scheme for the 59.

I'm 48 years old, own and have owned many Colnago's. I don't post much here, way too many self annoited "Colnago Experts" that make ongoing ignorant comments about saddles, stems and sloping frames....

Well done, enjoy & ride safe.

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Stunning build 8)

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I take back what I said in an earlier post about thinking maybe the all black tires would be better on this build. I think it was just because I had gotten used to how much I liked your first set of pictures, with the deeper rims and all black tires. But looking at your bike against the snow with the tan sidewalls, I'm thinking perfect. I like it a lot, especially the caked on ice. Either way, it looks great.
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Thanks for your comments... Here's one more pic with Hyperons: :beerchug:

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Now off the interwebs and riding...


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by Calnago

poppiholla wrote:Beautiful bike!


@poppiholla, if Eurperg's bike doesn't make you just go out right now and order yours, then what will :beerchug:
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by lovestheclimb

looks great

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eurperg wrote:Image


The best! I have 2 slopers in my entire Colnago pic. file. This is one, and the other is willy's 150th.

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