Colnago C60 when will it be?

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lone wheeler
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by lone wheeler

Thank you Ian for the link to frame colours.

I've (surprisingly) got the green light from my wife to order a C60 but now have to firstly, justify it to myself and secondly, choose a colour. (first world problems huh!)...

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by vlastrada

lots of pics and some details (in italian) here, including on the painting process

http://www.bdc-mag.com/presentazione-colnago-c60/

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by catbill

Lucky you lone wheeler!

Late last night, my wife came over and asked me why I keep staring at the computer screen. I quickly told her I am not watching porn or anything unlawful. Just the beautiful new Colnago C60. She then asked me if I want to get one. I knew straight away that her question is a trap simply because my C59 is only 1.5 years old. There is no way she would accept a fifth bike in the house so soon.

So, the answer I told her was NO, no no no. Absolutely not, honey! And to further convince her I have no intension of getting one anytime soon and that she is more important to me than anything else. I told her I would rather spend the money on a second hand Mercedes Benz C200 which we have been thinking of getting one since late 2013. She smile and went out to the kitchen.......

Just as I thought I had the situation under control......She came back and asked me how much is a Colnago C60. Same as a second hand Mercedes Benz C200 or more?

Ops!
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@lone wheeler - you are indeed a lucky man! - I will get to test ride one in a couple of months time, when I am over at the Giro doing some promo work, but as far as actually owning one for myself, this will require some serious strategy thinking before presenting it to the Directeur Sportif at South West Bike Builders HQ!!!! (Mrs ianSWBB)

@catbill - it sort of depends on what colour you are after - if you have a C59 TSMR and decide to go for a C60 Art Decor Maserati Blue, there is surely some mileage in having the two, as long as Mrs Catbill never sees them together, you'll be fine :D

If however, you are going for the Art Decor Saronni Red, then we have a problem Houston!! as unless you've been in our sprayshop without my knowledge! it's unlikely you have resprayed your C59 Saronni Red!!!!

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by tinozee

Nice link vlastrada. :thumbup:

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Just one question. Is that a comb over or a piece?

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Its custom lugged one piece.

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catbill
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by catbill

ianSWBB - My C59 and Extreme-C are KOM colour. I think I will have problem waiting for a KOM C60. My initial thinking is the Classic C60 in OFWH Pearl white and black or the OFCG black carbon weave.

I am 99% certain I will get a C60 and it has to be the disc version to make it more differentiated. Sure you know what I mean!

A few minor queries:

1. All C60 we see from Colnago web has all gone back to the older rainbow Colnago logo. No more twisted mono tone black or white logo. I like :lol: I have no problem if Colnago want to implement a new logo. Its one thing Colnago should have the full pride and control but just don't go back and forth. Make up your mind and stick to only one please. No one is entitle to criticize your logo! There is no need to bend your logo to match with a certain frame graphic or colour! :roll:


2. The seat post graphic is from the C59 except those showing in the Classic range which carry the 60th badge. Likely to see new dedicated C60 seat post graphics coming :?:

3. Example: Both my C59 and Extreme C are 54cm traditional. Can I order a 54cm traditional C60? I mean, can Colnago treat it as a custom size even though that it is basically an old C59 54cm traditional geometry I want. I am 5" 10 and a half or 179cm with an inseam of 32 and a half inches or 83cm. I have no problem with a 55cm traditional or 50S but somehow I just want all my bikes to be uniform in size. Sure you guys know what I mean! :!:
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by tinozee

What do you mean by the rainbow logo? I did notice some of the frame have the down tube logo in italics (weird choice). I prefer the normal, traditional logo font. I think that traditional logo is a big part (subconscious or not) of the brand appeal, and can't imagine buying one with an offbeat version of the logo.

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by catbill

Rainbow logo:

On the head tube. You see Colnago "Club" logo with thin strips of colour in 45 degree across. The strips containing various colours resemble the World Champion rainbow colour. Hench the rainbow logo.

If you go the Colnago web, many of the C59 have a slightly twisted Club logo without the rainbow strips on its head tube. I think Colnago introduced the plain mono tone twisted Club 2 to 3 years ago.

Now, you only see the "rainbow logo" on all of the C60 head tubes. Right?

In fact, if you can go back history a little further, my Extreme C head tube logo has written "Made in Italy" in the blue and red strip.
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by catbill

One minor but significant missing detail when choosing "Classic" graphics.

For all the Classic colour schemes sloping geometry, a few cm of raw carbon weave can be seen in the lower half of the seat post. If I get a traditional, not only the carbon weave would fall inside the seat tube but also part of the "Colnago" letters.

For your reference, a 50S seat tube length is 50cm long. An identical size traditional 54cm has a seat tube of 54cm long.
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by LionelB

The geometry chart of the trad sizes seems wrong.

606 FC and 409 RC for a 61 trad seems way too low. My C50 61 trad had a RC of 413 and a FC of 613.

Typo ? Also the HT lenght seem a lot shorter for trad than they are for sloping.

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HammerTime2 wrote:Image

Just one question. Is that a comb over or a piece?

He's 82 bless him, give him a break!

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by catbill

The HT length is shorter in older models such as the C50, Extreme power etc for the same traditional size you get from a C59 or C60 because the two bearings were outside of the head tubes in the older models. The current models have the bearings hidden inside the Head tubes and the length is measured as such.


The FC and RC traditional seems identical between the C60 and C59 but I can see deviations from previous records of the C50 based on just a few clicks on the web.
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