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however, i'd probably go for a white (leather) aspide, and a different stem (ritchey c260 UD-carbon, thomson or syntace) and bottle cages (probably arundle mandibles in oil slick UD-carbon).
In retrospect the issue was probably the sizing. I came off a BH G3, that my brother overtook, and when comparing this to the G5 I ended up between sizes. In turn this lead to the following: Small G3 --> medium G5. At the time the HT length of the small G5 seemed way to short (120mm) and it still on the limit. (We don't ride with spacers do we ) Also I think the seatpost may be to short for my ~770mm bb-top. Anyways, the TT of the G5 then ended up a bit long and that's it. The solution was of course to get a new bike
For those of you following the Colnago picture thread you have probably already seen the outcome:
C40 HP B-stay, NL4:
One thing lead to another and after a lot of working that year and a little help from Ebay another one was born. The bike with the coolest name in the business:
Extreme Power, PR82 (Saronni):
The problem with building nice bikes though, is beeing afraid of damaging them. I usually do a couple of training camps abroad during the winter and the fall riding up north can be quite challenging at times. Therefore I wanted a beater bike. My C40 was retrofied with a 10 speed Record group which meant that I now had a Chorus group at my disposal. Handlebars, stems and seaposts are always nice to have, which I did/do, so I only needed a frame and a wheelset. However money was short so my dreams of finding an already upbeaten C50 or CT2 seemed distant ... The G3! My brother had grown away from it, literally, so I threw it together and ordered a Zonda wheelset. Having built a few wheels myself, getting a factory build seems weird, but I had heard good things about them, they look nice and I just wanted to broaden my horizon. Things came together last night, just in time for a two week camp at the Canary Islands, leaving on tuesday
A couple of notes: Didn't really plan the tan hoods for this one, just didn't bother to swap after removing the group from the C40. Seatpost is but ugly and has suffered from over torquing. A replacement post and clamp from a donor G5 is on it's way. May also install a carbon saddle when the new post arrives. And since this is WW: Weight is about 7,2kg or 16lbs.