Colnago C59 - Special Order Gloss Black - Updated Page 6

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by duz10s

Please see below my new baby, after lots of sleepless nights and talking to people and builders trying to make decisions on frame and build finally my C59 has arrived, was a special order gloss black frame, originally wanted matte black but due to waiting times and getting lucky with UK distributor I was talked in to going for the gloss black which I'm very happy with now, only thing is the retailer still sent me matte black seat post however I'm sure that will be rectified soon. Still waiting on a few parts in pedals and seat and then bike will be built.

Current ride in a Giant Rabobank Advanced SL ISP model so hoping this will be a huge step up in quality


Build List

Frame: Colnago C59 54s Gloss Black
Fork: Colnago EPS Carbonio
Headset: Colnago
Stem: 3T ARX LTD Carbon
Handlebar: 3T Ergonova Carbon LTD
Handlebar Tape: Prologo Plain Touch Black
Saddle: PROLOGO Scratch Nack 134mm in Black
Seatpost: Colango Colour Match Carbon Gloss black
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record 11s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record 11s
Shift & Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record 11s
Crank Set: Campagnolo Super Record UT 172.5mm
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record English Thread
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 11s steel +Ti sprockets 11-25
Chain: Campagnolo Record Ultra Narrow
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record D-Skeleton Dual Pivot
Wheelset: Bora Ultra 2's
Quick Release: Campagnolo
Tyres: Conti Competition 700c x 22
Cables & Housings: Campagnolo
Pedals: Look Blade Carbon
Bottle Cage: Elite Carbon
Computer : Garmin 500
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by NickyM10

I hope you will put some photos of the bike when its complete,shame about the seat post I
hope they replace it for you.

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by coloclimber

Sprinter Gatorskins are some burly tires for summer
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by barney96

Looks like its going to be a cracker, looking forward to seeing the build

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by grid256

This frame is KILLER. I'm jealous. Don't worry about the post. The Colnago post is heavy, a pain to adjust and your cockpit is 3T so... a 3T Dorico would look mighty fine!

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by bobsled

Final build should be pretty awesome. You're going to love that 3T tape BTW.

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by duz10s

Yes seat post will be exchanged and Gatorskins were my choice due to puncture proofing, I want to ride plenty on the Bora's, I realize they are not the lightest tyres however would rather that and limit the chances of getting stuck in middle of nowhere with a puncture.

Thanks for positive posts, pics will be posted once complete.
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by Calnago

Yes. It's going to be a very nice build. I would second grid256's comment about using a 3T Dorico post. I've got the LTD and with the 3T bars and stem it finishes it off nicely. Can't wait to see it all built up.
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by Powerful Pete

This will be a stunning build. I do second Coloclimber's comment re: the Gatorskins though...
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by Robroyski

This is very nice color option. It would be my choice if it would be available when I got my C59.

I am with Calnago on the post. Don't use the standard post. Since using 3T kit up fron you should go with 3T post.

I used full 3T kit on my bike and it looks great.

Can wait to see it finished.

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by ratfink

This build promises to be what dreams are made of. Jealousy ensues.
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by lcoolb

This will be great, a real modern classic. Deserves better tyres though!

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by duz10s

Take your comments on board everyone regarding tyres however these tyres fitted my selection criteria being for the roads i ride on and how much riding I hope to do on the Bora's until I can get a nice set of clincher climbing wheels with Cycleops Powertap Hub

more parts arrived today

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by duz10s

And I'm sure you have all seen this stuff before but my first time on campy so excited

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by majklnajt

Dude, where is the crank? ;)

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