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AJS914
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Personally, I'd go C64. I have a C59 and when I think about my next bike the C64 keeps rising to the top of the list.

I'm torn between an aero all-arounder (V3R, SL6, SL7) and another C series. I don't race so I don't need those extra 10 watts. I think the C64 frame would have the best all-around most satisfying feeling.

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AJS914 wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:37 pm
I think the C64 frame would have the best all-around most satisfying feeling.
That was my thinking when I ordered a C64 disc late last month. Now crossing fingers the pandemic does not force another lockdown in Italy, that or it gets shipped before things get really bad. :beerchug:
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I ordered a C64 yesterday, rimbrake, color UAE. Should arrive in 3-4 weeks from now.
Ordered it online in Italy at Peruffo Cicli.

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Although there are several online stores which carry Colnago here in the US, I decided to order online from Cicli Corsa as it was considerably less expensive, although I am unsure whether or not I am going to be have to pay $$$ on import duties once the framset arrives.
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Cicli Corsa are great guys. What color do you order?

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Regarding C vs V, I built up a V3RS 3 weeks ago. For background, I own a C50 and a G3RX and used to own a C59. As much as I love the C-series, the V3RS is just a special bike. To me it has all of the "magic" that a Colnago is supposed to have while being silly fast. It's lively and smooth at the same time. When paired with deep wheels, it just maintains speed incredibly well. Even with 50+ mile rides it does not beat me up at all. I cannot wait to ride this bike! That being said, I still love the C-series because they are classics. You cannot go wrong with either one. The V3RS just looks like a more modern bike with the fully integrated cockpit.

My size 58 was built up with Dura Ace DI2, Quarq PM, Campagnolo WTO60 wheels (disc), ENVE aero handlebars, Colnago stem. Weight is 7.3kg with pedals and all other gear. It's a mullet bike - parts from all 3 major manufacturers. Absolutely happy with it!

Good luck to all of you soon-to-be C-series owners. Congratulations!

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alexaqui wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:38 am
Regarding C vs V, I built up a V3RS 3 weeks ago. For background, I own a C50 and a G3RX and used to own a C59. As much as I love the C-series, the V3RS is just a special bike. To me it has all of the "magic" that a Colnago is supposed to have while being silly fast. It's lively and smooth at the same time. When paired with deep wheels, it just maintains speed incredibly well. Even with 50+ mile rides it does not beat me up at all. I cannot wait to ride this bike! That being said, I still love the C-series because they are classics. You cannot go wrong with either one. The V3RS just looks like a more modern bike with the fully integrated cockpit.

My size 58 was built up with Dura Ace DI2, Quarq PM, Campagnolo WTO60 wheels (disc), ENVE aero handlebars, Colnago stem. Weight is 7.3kg with pedals and all other gear. It's a mullet bike - parts from all 3 major manufacturers. Absolutely happy with it!

Good luck to all of you soon-to-be C-series owners. Congratulations!
Yes your are right but I took the C64 as I'm more into the classic style for the moment and stepping away from the ultra-modern aero disc brake bikes (I might be back soon as an SL7 still is tempting). Second reason is that it appears the V3RS is very difficult to get hold off. And I'm not the type of person who wants to wait for months and months.

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Peruffo Cicli
I didn't know they were still around. Guys in my bike club 25 years ago used to take trips to Italy and always come back with Colnagos from Peruffo!

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Seedster wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:35 am
Cicli Corsa are great guys. What color do you order?
Opted for the limited edition Frozen Red (RCRD). DHL should be delivering it next week sometime. Next, I need to figure out where to source a direct mount derailleur hanger.

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after 3728 miles in sport mode on the C59 this summer, it's time to find a cooler pace

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Back with the fall on the Titanio, the bike is really easy and very pleasant to ride at a more leisurely pace

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bruno2000 wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:21 am
Yes your are right but I took the C64 as I'm more into the classic style for the moment and stepping away from the ultra-modern aero disc brake bikes (I might be back soon as an SL7 still is tempting). Second reason is that it appears the V3RS is very difficult to get hold off. And I'm not the type of person who wants to wait for months and months.
Awesome! Enjoy your C64 in good health. I wish I could afford both the V3RS and C64 as they are special. As I have a classic C50, I figured I wanted a fully integrated aero/modern bike as a change, so the total opposite of you. I was also lucky to grab one of the last 1 or 2 left in the country in the color scheme I wanted (red/orange). C64 would have been the standard wait.

Best of luck!

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alexaqui wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:58 pm
bruno2000 wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:21 am
Yes your are right but I took the C64 as I'm more into the classic style for the moment and stepping away from the ultra-modern aero disc brake bikes (I might be back soon as an SL7 still is tempting). Second reason is that it appears the V3RS is very difficult to get hold off. And I'm not the type of person who wants to wait for months and months.
Awesome! Enjoy your C64 in good health. I wish I could afford both the V3RS and C64 as they are special. As I have a classic C50, I figured I wanted a fully integrated aero/modern bike as a change, so the total opposite of you. I was also lucky to grab one of the last 1 or 2 left in the country in the color scheme I wanted (red/orange). C64 would have been the standard wait.

Best of luck!
Grazie Mille

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alexaqui wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:58 pm
bruno2000 wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:21 am
Yes your are right but I took the C64 as I'm more into the classic style for the moment and stepping away from the ultra-modern aero disc brake bikes (I might be back soon as an SL7 still is tempting). Second reason is that it appears the V3RS is very difficult to get hold off. And I'm not the type of person who wants to wait for months and months.
Awesome! Enjoy your C64 in good health. I wish I could afford both the V3RS and C64 as they are special. As I have a classic C50, I figured I wanted a fully integrated aero/modern bike as a change, so the total opposite of you. I was also lucky to grab one of the last 1 or 2 left in the country in the color scheme I wanted (red/orange). C64 would have been the standard wait.

Best of luck!
Grazie Mille

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AJS914 wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Peruffo Cicli
I didn't know they were still around. Guys in my bike club 25 years ago used to take trips to Italy and always come back with Colnagos from Peruffo!
Yes still very much alive.
colnago, Pinarello, Specialized
You can not really buy from their webshop like Cicli Corsa.
But you can contact them by mail and they have decent stock.

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Nice Colnago Hall of Fame page:

https://www.colnago.com/en/hall-of-fame/

It needs some updates!

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