Colnago Concept New Build: Rate/Roast My Ride

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Bobbyc123
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by Bobbyc123

In the process of building up a new bike, I came across a great deal on a Colnago Concept in my size. I could resist and bought it as a little project to entertain myself while working from home.

The idea was to try and build it as cost efficiently as possible but still within the spec that would make me happy. Lots of tips on various threads later, i finished the build myself and pretty happy with how it turned out.

- Colnago Concept - CHRD - 45s
- Campagnolo Super Record EPS V3 11s Groupset (52/36 Chainset)
- Campagnolo Chorus Direct Mount Brakes
- Canmpagnolo Chorus 11s Chain
- Campagnolo Chorus 11-25 Cassette
- Campagnolo Chain Catcher
- Campagnolo Carbon Bottle Cages
- Campagnolo Bora One 50mm Clincher
- Continental GP4000s 25mm Rear Tyre / Continental GP Attack 23mm Front Tyre
- Anima ti skewers
- Deda Superzero Carbon Handlebars (42o/o)
- Fizik R1 Argo Saddle - Regular
- Fizik R1 Cyrano Stem -20/130mm
- Fizik Tacky 2mm Handlebar Tape
- Fizik Tate Labs Garmin Mount
- Garmin Vector 2s Power Meter Pedals
- Garmin Edge 520
- Weight 7.4kg (no computer)
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dj97223
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by dj97223

Personally not wild about the look of the drooping stem and turned-in hoods, but I assume that works for you. I give the rest a 10. :thumbup:
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joeyb1000
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by joeyb1000

Overall it's very nice.
I like the position of the Garmin. I never liked when it sits above the bar.
Most people find that Campy levers are more comfortable when they are a little higher - when the top of the hoods are horizontal.
I agree with the comment about the turned in levers. That with the overly short brake cables might make you look like a poser to some people.

Alexandrumarian
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by Alexandrumarian

Great stuff! The stem seems to be pointing down because of the wheel support, OP could retake the photos with pebble or smth under the front (or at least angle camera /photo)
Id too have a more secure and comfier hold on the hoods if they were about 1cm or 2 higher but in the end its a matter of personal choice. Brake cable must be redone though.

Bobbyc123
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by Bobbyc123

Alexandrumarian wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 2:06 pm
Great stuff! The stem seems to be pointing down because of the wheel support, OP could retake the photos with pebble or smth under the front (or at least angle camera /photo)
Id too have a more secure and comfier hold on the hoods if they were about 1cm or 2 higher but in the end its a matter of personal choice. Brake cable must be redone though.
Cheers. Shifter wise, that's what I feel most comfortable with. Brake cables are okay, bars can hit the each side of the frame without stretching so don't really need to be any longer.

Bobbyc123
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by Bobbyc123

Bobbyc123 wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 12:34 pm
In the process of building up a new bike, I came across a great deal on a Colnago Concept in my size. I could resist and bought it as a little project to entertain myself while working from home.

The idea was to try and build it as cost efficiently as possible but still within the spec that would make me happy. Lots of tips on various threads later, i finished the build myself and pretty happy with how it turned out.

- Colnago Concept - CHRD - 45s
- Campagnolo Super Record EPS V3 11s Groupset (52/36 Chainset)
- Campagnolo Chorus Direct Mount Brakes
- Campagnolo Chorus 11s Chain
- Campagnolo Chorus 11-25 Cassette
- Campagnolo Chain Catcher
- Campagnolo Carbon Bottle Cages
- Campagnolo Bora One 50mm Clincher
- Continental GP4000s 25mm Rear Tyre / Continental GP Attack 23mm Front Tyre
- Anima ti skewers
- Deda Superzero Carbon Handlebars (42o/o)
- Fizik R1 Argo Saddle - Regular
- Fizik R1 Cyrano Stem -20/130mm
- Fizik Tacky 2mm Handlebar Tape
- Fizik Tate Labs Garmin Mount
- Garmin Vector 2s Power Meter Pedals
- Garmin Edge 520
- Weight 7.4kg (no computer)

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Bobbyc123
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by Bobbyc123

Bobbyc123 wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 12:34 pm
In the process of building up a new bike, I came across a great deal on a Colnago Concept in my size. I could resist and bought it as a little project to entertain myself while working from home.

The idea was to try and build it as cost efficiently as possible but still within the spec that would make me happy. Lots of tips on various threads later, i finished the build myself and pretty happy with how it turned out.

- Colnago Concept - CHRD - 45s
- Campagnolo Super Record EPS V3 11s Groupset (52/36 Chainset)
- Campagnolo Chorus Direct Mount Brakes
- Campagnolo Chorus 11s Chain
- Campagnolo Chorus 11-25 Cassette
- Campagnolo Chain Catcher
- Campagnolo Carbon Bottle Cages
- Campagnolo Bora One 50mm Clincher
- Continental GP4000s 25mm Rear Tyre / Continental GP Attack 23mm Front Tyre
- Anima ti skewers
- Deda Superzero Carbon Handlebars (42o/o)
- Fizik R1 Argo Saddle - Regular
- Fizik R1 Cyrano Stem -20/130mm
- Fizik Tacky 2mm Handlebar Tape
- Fizik Tate Labs Garmin Mount
- Garmin Vector 2s Power Meter Pedals
- Garmin Edge 520
- Weight 7.4kg (no computer)

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Alexandrumarian
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by Alexandrumarian

If it works for you...that's the most important. The short cable actually looks really cool, but if anything at next try see how it looks first with a couple cm extra, so it can enter straight down in the adjuster.

I'd say the hood position is very related to fitness and body weigth as well. I am a porker so on your bike id constantly feel like i am tumbling over plus end up with pain between thumb and index. On mine i have to keep them about 0.7- 1cm higher than visual ideal, as it lets me distribute the weight better.
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Bobbyc123
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by Bobbyc123

Alexandrumarian wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:17 pm
If it works for you...that's the most important. The short cable actually looks really cool, but if anything at next try see how it looks first with a couple cm extra, so it can enter straight down in the adjuster.

I'd say the hood position is very related to fitness and body weigth as well. I am a porker so on your bike id constantly feel like i am tumbling over plus end up with pain between thumb and index. On mine i have to keep them about 0.7- 1cm higher than visual ideal, as it lets me distribute the weight better.
Looks v tidy. Love campag on sworks

Bobbyc123
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by Bobbyc123

- New wheels

- Re-cable front brake
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by HappyGuy

Dude, you got some serious bike porn goin on there😁 It all looks gorgeous. Well done. Why the 23 front tire?
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Bobbyc123
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by Bobbyc123

HappyGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Dude, you got some serious bike porn goin on there😁 It all looks gorgeous. Well done. Why the 23 front tire?
Thanks mate!

Re tyre width, I used to have the old bora ones which were a bit thinner than these. They have a 24mm external width so 25s mushroomed a bit so I went for the 23 on the front and 25mm read for a bit more comfort.

But these wider wheels have 25s front and rear.

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