Yet another Colnago C59 Matte Black

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Smera
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by Smera

Finaly, it's finished. After some advice from forum members, I've decided opening the proper topic of my last build, a very nice matte black Colnago C59 in traditional geo, size 53. I've owned some very nice high end carbon bikes in the past, including a Look 595 and a DeRosa King 3 (matte black). This is also my second Colnago, coming from a CT-1. I am very happy to conclude this build and, without a doubt, this one has been my absolute favorite so far. Time will tell how it behaves compared to my previous bikes. As you may notice, I've borrowed some ideas from Calnago's C59 bike, notably the red anodized spacer in the headset and the 3T Stem with the red stripe removed. All the components were chosen according to my taste, taking care to keep the scheme clean and simple, but at the same time trying to add some touches to help the whole build come alive. Hope you like it as much as I do. :thumbup:

The build list is the following :

Colnago C59 Build - 6.60 kg.

Frame :
Colnago C59 Frameset MTBK - Size 53 cm. Traditional Geometry

Wheels :
Campagnolo Hyperon Ultra
Super Record 11/25 cassette
Skewers : Lightweight - Ti

Tires :
Schwalbe Ultremo R1 (front and rear)

Groupset :
Campagnolo Super Record 2011 - Ti
Crankset 53/39
Dual caliper brakes

Finishing Kit :
Saddle - Selle Italia SLR
Seatpost - 3T Dorico LTD (350mm)
Handlebars - 3T Rotundo LTD 42 c-c
Bartape - Lizard Skins DSP Race
Stem - 3T Arx Team 110mm, -17 degree
Pedals - Look Keo Carbon Ti Blades, 12 Nm
Waterbottle cages - Arundel Mandible Carbon Glossy Black
14 K- Edge chain catcher

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by CarlTroy

Amazing bike! Although I can't help but think that without the the spacer-tower and with a 6 degree stem slammed, you'd have the same bar position :wink: i

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Timo
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by Timo

Absolutely stunning!
And if I ever meet an aardvark, I'm going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn't suck up an insect if its life depended on it.

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by duz10s

looks awesome, love the red spacer

just hate those tires with the big graphics on there
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Smera
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duz10s wrote:looks awesome, love the red spacer

just hate those tires with the big graphics on there


Yes. I did not like the screaming graphics either, but I'll keep using those Ultremos until I get bored. I am still undecided if I should cross the derailleur cables in front of the headtube.
Are there any advantages in terms of shifting or should I cross them just for aesthetical purposes ?

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by cmh

oh mama.

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by nachtjager

Nice Bike!

on the issue of your cables, They are too long, if you shorten them up it would look much more tidy (with better brake response). I would also use black cable housing, but thats just a matter of personal taste.

Killer spec and frame!

Smera
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nachtjager wrote:Nice Bike!

on the issue of your cables, They are too long, if you shorten them up it would look much more tidy (with better brake response). I would also use black cable housing, but thats just a matter of personal taste.

Killer spec and frame!


Hi nachtjager,
Thanks for the hints. I am thinking to shorten the gear cables and have them closer to the headtube sides. The brakes are working really nice, with minimum effort from the levers.

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by Montana

Very well done! :thumbup:

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Powerful Pete
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by Powerful Pete

I am speechless. You people have to stop posting super pics of C59s...
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.

duz10s
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Smera wrote:
duz10s wrote:looks awesome, love the red spacer

just hate those tires with the big graphics on there


Yes. I did not like the screaming graphics either, but I'll keep using those Ultremos until I get bored. I am still undecided if I should cross the derailleur cables in front of the headtube.
Are there any advantages in terms of shifting or should I cross them just for aesthetical purposes ?


yer maybe just tidy them up and shorten some

where did u get the red spacer from?

my C59 will be built up this week, hope turns out as nice as yours and you putting white saddle and tape has made me undecided considering i have gone with black saddle and tape on gloss C59?
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by LionelB

Gorgeous.

My personal preference would have been for black housing and no spacer+-6deg stem.

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Roobay
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by Roobay

Hey nice ride.. i really like my C59 :mrgreen:
just nit picking
dont like the white cables and and top cap...
but thats just my feelings :thumbup:
i like people... i just can't stand assholes

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JKolmo
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by JKolmo

Really stunning ride, lucky you!!

My contributions to "I would have done it differently nags": I would change the tires (Veloflexes, FMBs or Dugasts) and shorten the cable housings (including the RD cable housing in order to adhere to the "magical 292mm concept"). Otherwise absolutely perfect!

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