My new 'old' Colnago spring project :-) Finished Images Pg4

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Lig
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by Lig

Hi Chaps,

Heres the old size chart......I am pretty sure this applies to all Colnagos pre-integrated head sets... I thought that was one of the beauties of Colnago, that whatever the model the geo was always the same...

http://www.windwave.co.uk/colnago/Docs/ ... _Chart.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have a printed copy at my desk side and use it as a guide when sizing new frames from other manufacturers.

Cheers,
Lig.

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I have to follow this. Looks really nice. Dreaming of a Colnago C50 (Or Time VXRS World Star Ulteam).
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by c50jim

My son has that frame and paint in a 58s. It's just built with Record 10 and normal wheels but I think the weight is in the 7.5-7.7 kg range. So, although your Boras will be quite a bit lighter, I think it will be difficult to reach 7 kg.

A couple of little things:

- with that 27.2 post you'll need a shim since the C50 was the old Colnago carbon standard 28.0
- they're kind of cheap but I bought my son some Elite plastic cages with Italian flag colouring that look really good with that paint
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... 3000000000

If you haven't ridden a C50 before, I think you'll find the ride a lot more compliant than your EPS. I find the EPS a little harsh for my taste (size 59t, weight 185 lb), The C50 will probably be more like the Parlee but will have that great Colnago handling.

Good luck with it.

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by manne

Get it built up maaaan :roll:

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by lirek15

Wow Lig, that is a beauty and my size too! If you ever want to sell, well let me know ehehehhe :D
Looking forward to the build.

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by Tamu8104

Beautiful pictures, can't wait to see it built.
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by chocy

This is going to be great! Can't wait for full build pics!
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My Colnago EPS http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=83064&start=45

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Lig
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by Lig

Cheers guys..... no pressure on me building it then :lol: maybe make a start this weekend!!

Thanks for the info C50Jim - I have got a shim and by chance have also bought those cages, but like you say I dont know if they will cheapen it or not? I might have to go with some white Arundel Mandibles..

Thanks

Lig.

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by mrfish

Really looking forwards to seeing this. I have a C40 which I've not been able to part with, so I'm sure you'll like the C50.

My only recommendations would be to try a more standard bar as I think the Deda 35 might look bigger than the frame tubes. Saddle is your choice also, but mine would be a white Prologo Scratch Nack HWD with matching tape.

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by Simon BP

Perfect!
Can't wait to build up mine too :) it's the prettiest Colnago paintscheme ever IMO.

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Lig
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by Lig

Nice one Simon, Do you have the same model? What size is it and what are you putting on it? Have you started a thread?

Cheers,
Lig.

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by mattthebeers

That is going to be fantastic!

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by Simon BP

Mine is an EP in size 52cm slope. I have some red fulcrum zero's, a campa 10 speed pro tour limited groupset wth ZG 666 brakes, and I will use Cinelli Ram handlebar and seatpost, a Flite limited edition saddle and some leather bartape :)

I have not made a topic in here yet, and will also not do so before I have built it up, as it is one of 3 projects I am currently working on.

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by iscarrr

Seeing a post like this, with all your plans layed out, using top notch parts, is huge part of the reason I visit this forum.

Like everyone else has said, can't wait to see how it turns out!

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Lig
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by Lig

Thanks for all your complementary words guys... It has persuaded me to build it sooner than planned... So..... I got all 'excited' and started.

Tomorrow I will put the chain and saddle on and then it will just be the cables I am waiting for before I can 'tape her up'!

I will post a pic, tomorrow or Thursday pre-cables and tape, weather permitting!! Those red bars look slicker than i thought!!

Cheers,
Lig.

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