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Not a real C59, but my old training bike given a birthday. The result of a long weekend spent with my plotter, compressor and spray gun and ... lots of very careful Mac-Tac masking. I put this on another blog but had to recoil from the chaos. Some people think its wrong, others think its funny ... I enjoyed doing it and enjoy riding it.
I've had the frame for 10 years and in that time its seen several transformations. Its a good solid frame and fits me well. Its equipped with a 105 group-set and Gipiemme wheels.
I've had several high end bikes - Madones, SL2's, and even a Storck but I never 'warmed' to them. Those 'pro- racers' have been and gone whilst this old banger remains with me. The other small addition is my Nobi race-plate http://www.nobi.co.uk A gift from a friend who thought I'd like the number 101 (wiggins). Why not!
This simple, low cost bike clocks over 150 miles each week with no issues. And because its alloy I will never fall victim to 'carbon delamination.'
Weight 8.2 kg's
Thanks for looking - Mr. Badbrush.
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Oh yeah, and whether or not it's actually a Colnago of some model, perhaps you are opening yourself up to a lawsuit from Ernesto, now that you have "published" this on the internet, even though you did provide a disclaimer.
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Also this thread -> Intro/Gallery, not in Road.
HammerTime2 wrote:Oh yeah, and whether or not it's actually a Colnago of some model, perhaps you are opening yourself up to a lawsuit from Ernesto, now that you have "published" this on the internet, even though you did provide a disclaimer.
That would only be an issue if he were selling it. There's no problem here.
I think this looks great, which I think is what you intended. I'd agree with naming it something slightly different too, but it's your bike. If you were local to me, I probably have a real Colnago that could use a re-paint job!
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I like the paint job... but would also have gone for something slightly more tongue in cheek.
Moved here to intro section, where this thread belongs.
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.
HammerTime2 wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but what make and model are the frame and fork? Are they actually Colnago? Is the frame fully aluminum, or does it have carbon fiber stays?
I don't know what this is but I almost bought a NOS Taiwanese made Colnago back in 2008 that looked similar. Aluminum with carbon seat stays like that.
To the untrained eye... Well what's the point most people when I ride my C59 say oh that's a nice looking bike I bet cost about £1500!
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