Colnago C50 - STSL

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by maverick_1

Arrived last week..

Built list
1. Colnago C50 '08, size 51/ 52.7cm horizontal top tube / Carbon 75 fork
2. Campagnolo SR 2011 groupset
3. Selle Italia SLR C64
4. Colnago 28mm seatpost by WR Compositi
5. Easton EC90 in 42cm end to end.
6. Extralite OC 100mm stem
7. Chris King sotte voce 1 1/8inch/ black
8. BTP Cage
9. Look Keo Blade Ti
10. AX Orion
11. LW Std Gen III tubulars
12. Tune skewers
13. Cateye Strada Wireless

Total weight: 13.56lbs / 6150 grams.
Guess this is a decent weight for a traditional geo Colnago..
Enjoy the pics.

Fresh from the box, steerer trimmed with CK headset installed.

Frameset with the temporary "decommissioned" venerable TIME VXRS Ulteam at the foreground

Enjoying the process of bike assembly, tough but nonetheless fun :D

a new C50 taking shape

Built complete - with Campagnolo Hyperon in lousy lighting.. :oops:





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by rajMAN

Like it - a lot! fabulous build. :D

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by andyindo

:thumbup: :beerchug:

Dont think I've seen that colour scheme before.

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by Roobay

a classic build :thumbup: enjoy :mrgreen:
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by maverick_1

Thanks guys.
Love the handling of the Colnago, especially on smaller sizes.
The VXRS Ulteam rides great but can be a little twitchy on the downhill.
Colnago's handling is just unbelievable.

Will take better pics with the Hyperon someday.

This is my second C50, the first being the PR38, size 52.


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by majklnajt

Looks really good and comfortable! Congratulations! :thumbup:
The LWs sure go well with every bike!

You surely are happier with showing more seatpost ;)

Take pics of the new one and the PR38 together and post them in the Colnago thread... :wink:

Reading all the good comments on Colnago frames, i am ashamed that I want (wanted) to sell it... :?

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by maverick_1


Thanks for the comment.

The PR38 is without a groupset at the moment.

I will be focussing on the next Colnago, the Master 55.
Lack of space, riding time means I can't afford too many complete
bikes sitting duck.

Haven't ridden the Merckx MX Leader for long time.
The Rossin Professional in Columbus SLX is still unbuilt.

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by strobbekoen

Beautiful :D
I see you have some pre-2006 Eurus as well, those are great wheels..

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by miltmaster3

one of the best colnago ever seen
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by KB

I love everything about this build. the colour scheme is understated and it looks great with the LW's. This is one of my favourite ever Colnago builds. You've done a fine job there, well done.

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by Powerful Pete

Very nice build, unique color scheme and good weight.

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by c50jim

That's a great looking bike and a colour I don't remember having seen before. Why has Colnago gone to the same type of paint as everyone else? I love these older paint jobs. The detail on Colnago paint was something that first attracted me to the C40 back in 1995.

I liked your comment about handling. Stability at speed on any road surface is the reason I've settled on Colnago as my standard bike.

Have fun with it and post pictures of that Master when it's done.

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by rico

A very, very good job. Makes me feel a bit nostalgic...

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by sawyer

Nice build.

I had a pair of those Eurus Carbons too. Awesome hoops. The wheel that rides most like them in the current range are the Zondas.
Stiff, Light, Aero - Pick Three!! :thumbup:

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by maverick_1

Thanks for all the positive comments.
Simple and straightforward built.

Talking about Eurus Carbon, I had the Shamal Ultra 2 way.
Rode it for less than 300km, sold it away.
It may have the latest bling, with the tubeless tires and all, but nothing compares to the Eurus Carbon.

I upgraded the bearings to Campagnolo Ceramic.
A tad old fashion but it's one of the best alu Campy wheels ever IMHO.

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