Colnago C64 First Look

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
ride1970
Posts: 60
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:38 pm

by ride1970

My silver should be built up early next week. Can’t wait.

billspreston
Posts: 367
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:40 pm
Location: CA

by billspreston

Digger90 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:34 pm
... and at £3,500 for the frameset plus seat post Sigma are selling supposedly 'discounted' C60's at exactly the same price Maestro have been selling them at for the past couple of years. :shock:

I doubt they'll be selling out of those anytime soon.
Thanks for the heads up on Maestro. I admit I'm not very familiar with Colnago, so it was interesting to read up on the Maestro story :thumbup:

MiddMan
Posts: 154
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:54 pm

by MiddMan

I’m holding out for a PR99 in trad geometry :)

Although I am fond of trad geo, I have to say that all-in-all I think the C64 looks nice. Would love to see a minor update sans swimming pool, and I’d prefer some more colours: PR99 and/or more Art Deco options. Something understated but with pop too.

I also prefer mechanical and rim brakes, so I suppose I’m an outlier there too.

TK421
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 2:02 pm

by TK421

I had a look at the colour options of the c64 frame and this time around the Art Deco paint schemes are the ones to go for. Out of the two, the matte blue is the best choice hands down. With Campag wheels and groupset it looks ace!

mag
Posts: 97
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:23 pm

by mag

Has anyone seen the white Art Decor in person? Is it glossy or matte paint? Yes, the blue one is matte and on the photos the white one looks like it might be matte too. Is that correct? (even though these 2 Art Decor schemes are nice, maintaning a matte bright color paint nice & clean is much more challenging so I'd rather avoid that)

User avatar
euan
Posts: 1494
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:20 am

by euan

Not wanting to derail Calnago's thread but
michel2 wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:15 am
back on the topic of the c64, i saw one in the shop last Monday. let me start by saying to this day i still own a colnago extreme power in Saronni red, i love it, i do love a c40 in general i like what colnago does, perhaps even love it. but the paint masking on the bike in the shop was so so so bad !! i have taken photos of the bike i might upload them ( wish i could just drop the directly here oppose to mucking around with 3party sites) it looked like the masking for the lugs was a couple of mm/degree of as such ( white lugs raw tubes) it looked like the lugs where painted on but then on an uneven surface...and at 6500$ a frame i say *f##k* hand made charm, for that money i want perfection, or at least someone paying attention when there masking frames !!
Image

Doing it right takes the same effort as doing it wrong, it's even easier that they have masked off the tube to paint the lug.
"Step forward the climber and all those who worship at the altar of lightness" - R. Millar

Boshk
Posts: 262
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:59 am

by Boshk

That's actually pretty slack then with the paint job. I think the C64s in Hong Kong are selling for over $5700.

Here's a nice photo

Image
Colnago C60

scb
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 4:16 pm

by scb

Apologize if this has already been posted, but didn’t want to search 41 pages—does anybody know when the disc brake version will ship to US?

CanadianBiker
Posts: 98
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:34 pm

by CanadianBiker

Colnago-America rep just replied to me and said the Disc is going to be available in Canada at the same time as the C64.

TurboTommy
Posts: 102
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:32 pm

by TurboTommy

Anyone know why the Art Deco in blue seems to have changes in the colour layout from one frame to another? Some have a dark blue seat post and upper seat tube area, while others show a much lighter blue in the same area. I wonder if it varies between sizes or something else?

r4nd0mv4r14bl3
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:26 am

by r4nd0mv4r14bl3

TurboTommy wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Anyone know why the Art Deco in blue seems to have changes in the colour layout from one frame to another? Some have a dark blue seat post and upper seat tube area, while others show a much lighter blue in the same area. I wonder if it varies between sizes or something else?
There is also some variation in the white art decor, some frames have more gold paint around the head tube than others, I think. Perhaps they have not settled yet or some of the photos are of pre-production bikes.

I wonder whether the white art decor is gloss paint all over the frame or matte like the blue one.

User avatar
corky
Posts: 1172
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:53 pm
Location: The Surrey Hills

by corky

There has always been variations albeit small, in the paint.....eg. My Exterem Power doesn’t have the the Colnago ace of clubs, Crois de something on the rear monostay and the white paint on the top tube does not follow the same line as others.

It’s all part of the handmade charm......

TurboTommy
Posts: 102
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:32 pm

by TurboTommy

r4nd0mv4r14bl3 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:04 pm
TurboTommy wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Anyone know why the Art Deco in blue seems to have changes in the colour layout from one frame to another? Some have a dark blue seat post and upper seat tube area, while others show a much lighter blue in the same area. I wonder if it varies between sizes or something else?
There is also some variation in the white art decor, some frames have more gold paint around the head tube than others, I think. Perhaps they have not settled yet or some of the photos are of pre-production bikes.

I wonder whether the white art decor is gloss paint all over the frame or matte like the blue one.
You could be right there r4ndom. The pictures on various bike shop websites show the darker stem, but all the post release pictures of the bike show the lighter stem. Personal preference of course and without seeing them in the flesh, but I prefer the darker version.

r4nd0mv4r14bl3
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:26 am

by r4nd0mv4r14bl3

In this video, at 1:35, the seat tube area is completely white, if I see it correctly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNmsTW92rsk

Now a more practical question: which of these available color schemes goes equally well with current bright and dark Boras :D (UAE colors excluded)

Zakalwe
Posts: 439
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:15 pm

by Zakalwe

Some distributors also paint the frames through their own painters so things can look significantly different with logos in different places or omitted completely.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post