Mapei Colnago CT-1

Who are you (no off-topic talk please)

Moderators: maxim809, MrCurrieinahurry, Moderator Team

User avatar
Posts: 437
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:37 am

by shoopdawoop

In an act of sheer hedonism I purchased my dream bike on ebay tonight!


I was looking for a cross bike for my girlfriend and this came up in the feed and I was content to just glance longingly but after jokingly sending her a link she told me I should get it. It didnt take much coaxing beyond that :mrgreen:

I absolutely love the Mapei colnagos and the ct1 is especially close to my heart as my dad has ridden a ct1 for the last 20 years; its the bike that sparked my interest in road cycling in general.

The frame is coming from england (to Ohio) so I have sometime to think about parts. I think im going to pick up a Chorus or Record group from shinybike, build some light ambrosio tubulars and kit the rest out in Deda components. Tell me what you think!
Last edited by shoopdawoop on Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Posts: 848
Joined: Mon May 14, 2007 10:32 am
Location: Finland

by eurperg

This is going to be great! Looks like an early model with the Time fork. Deserves a Record groupset ;) Deda+Ambrosio sounds good too...

by Weenie

Posts: 178
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:33 pm
Location: Sweden

by manne

What a beauty, congratulations!

Posts: 2293
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Location: Pedal Square

by HillRPete

Subtle kit, or all-out Mapei colours, that is the question. Great find.

User avatar
Posts: 554
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:25 pm

by Rumsas

Truly a dream, very VERY nice

User avatar
Roel W
Posts: 837
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:39 am
Location: Belgium

by Roel W

Nice and rare frame.
Love it!
But please replace the fork. Colnago's always come with straight forks. Time Club or Colnago Precisa is the fork that goes well with this frame.
CANYON Ultimate AL 2010
CANYON Ultimate CF SL 2014
CANYON Ultimate CF SL disc 2018
Instagram @roeleur

Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:54 am

by Crossett

Nice find. Needs DA-7700 atmo.


User avatar
Posts: 8749
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
Location: Athens, Greece

by kgt

Even if Time is its original fork I would prefer a Colnago straight-legs carbon fork.

Posts: 175
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:27 pm
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

by 1spd

A Star fork would be nice! Love the color scheme! Great find.
Cannondale Synapse (alu) works

User avatar
Posts: 437
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:37 am

by shoopdawoop

After two months of waiting I finally got the frame today! I also finally have some extra cash to spend on a groupset but I was hoping that I could poll the group on what will look best on here. I'm debating between these two groups: ... -2011.html" onclick=";return false;" onclick=";return false; ... upset.html" onclick=";return false;" onclick=";return false;

I also think I might try and get this ... 1c300d24bd" onclick=";return false;" onclick=";return false;

However I know nothing about the old standards of bottom brackets (I'm only 20 after all :) ) so could anyone help me understand whether this will fit on the bb that is currently installed, pic included

Posts: 1006
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:42 am
Location: Calgary

by c50jim

There's a big difference between the Athena and Record groups. Some on this site would say go for Athena because of the silver colour but I'd pick whichever you prefer (and DA 770, although correct for a Mapei bike, is obsolete and all the Mapei bikes in this household have Campy because we prefer Campy). Compared to Athena, Record has better shifters (trim on front derailleur) and different bottom bracket and crank, although LBS I've talked to have said the PowerTorque is OK, just a little hard to remove. Personally, I think Chorus is the best value for money in Campy 11 speed - only a bit heavier than Record and has all the higher grade features.

As to that SRM, check the length of your bottom bracket. Chorus and Record used 102 mm, Centaur and Veloce 108. Triples were different. The SRAM needs 102 to work properly, although you might be able to adjust it to work with something longer. It should fit your threads but I'm guessing your BB is not Chorus or Record because I think they say what model they are. We used SRM on Campy ST bottom brackets for years with no problems. That price seems high. I sold our last wired Campy ST SRM with a head unit for $500 or $600 two years ago. Now that wired is available, it's really the way to go. Those SRM wires were a pain. We had three sets of them at one time and had to be very careful with them when packing bikes for races and things.

User avatar
Posts: 853
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:41 pm
Location: The Netherlands

by SWijland

Very nice frame! Do make sure the rear dropouts are properly protected by paint. If not, paint them as soon as possible! They are very susceptible to corrosion and if they do corrode it cause the carbon to crack. Seen it happen to 2 CT2 frames so far.

I believe the CT frames were originally sold with a Colnago Street carbon fork.

User avatar
Posts: 3424
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:43 am
Location: Hilly, Hot, and Windy


I loved those things... one of the best paint jobs they ever had

"Don't pedal harder, pedal faster!"


User avatar
Posts: 852
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:13 am
Location: Utah

by carbon2329

I couldn't agree more.

Enjoy. I'm sure you will. :thumbup:

by Weenie

Posts: 205
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:50 pm
Location: York, PA

by veloman

That's a nice buy on a beautiful frame. I always wanted one of those myself. It looks to be in great condition too.

Post Reply