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Colnago C59 Italia (GDOB)

Rich.HRich.H Posts: 443
edited February 2011 in Your road bikes
Finished this build a little earlier this evening and wanted to share my new pride and joy so excuse the dodgy photo. I spent a long time agonising over this purchase but opportunity knocked and I could not resist in the end. I will post some better pictures when I get the chance

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Frame: Colnago C59 Italia GDOB 52s
Forks: Colnago
Headset: Colnago

Shifters: Super Record
Front Mech: Super Record
Rear Mech: Super Record
Crankset: Super Record 50/34
Cassette: Super Record 12-27
Brake Calipers: Super Record
Chain: KMC X11SL
Cables: Campagnolo

Wheels: Lightweight Standard Gen3
Tire: Vittoria Corsa Evo CX 23 Tubular

Bars: 3T Ergonova Ltd 42cm
Stem: 3T Arx Ltd 120mm
Bar Tape: 3T Team

Saddle: Fizik Antares Braided Carbon
Seat Post: 3T Doric Ltd 31.6mm
Seat Post Clamp: Colnago

Pedals: Look Keo Carbon / Ti

Weight: 6.36kg (14lbs) as pictured

I need to find some suitable bottle cages but thats it build wise. Oh, and it appears that Campag have changed their brake pad holders for 2011 so the carbon pads I had ordered do not fit :? Any suggestions?

Based on my other bikes, I can probably lose the spacers above the top cap but will wait until I have got some miles in first before I do so.

This is my first Colnago and my first build with Campag so I really cant wait to get out on the road - I just hope its before Spring :roll:

Cheers

Rich

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
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    black bar tape FTW
  • jonmackjonmack Posts: 522
    Incredible...
  • nicensleazynicensleazy Posts: 2,310
    Well done.......great looking bike!
  • SupergooseSupergoose Posts: 1,089
    Kudos 8)
    Rock 'n' Roule
  • Just outta interest, tubs on the road?? what do you for punctures, re gluing a tub on the road will be censored annoying surly? :roll:
    Helmand Province is such a nice place.....
  • PretrePretre Posts: 355
    Bit of a higher-end build than mine! :D
    Love the colour.
  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,399
    That's my porn sorted for the day.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Just outta interest, tubs on the road?? what do you for punctures, re gluing a tub on the road will be ******* annoying surly? :roll:

    I can change a tub almost as quick as a clincher. (I use tape)...
  • LigLig Posts: 178
    Great build Rich,

    I was toying with the 59 also - but went with a Parlee in the end....

    How do you mean the pads dont fit? Are they the Lightweight Campy ones? Can you not just squeeze them in?? or 'modify' them slightly with a file so they fit???

    Hi Neil - As for the Tubs, I ran them on the road for my best bike no probs, got two punctures last year total - but like NapD says easy to fit a replacement, Just make sure it has been mounted / stretched and has tape on it as I found the tape usually comes off on the tub and the wheel is clean!

    I went for Lightweight Clinchers this time though!!

    Really is a great looking machine... and the Colnago Geo is hard to beat (IMHO)

    Lig.
  • fleshtuxedofleshtuxedo Posts: 1,839
    Are those Wilier curtain tie backs?
  • bencolembencolem Posts: 463
    Just outta interest, tubs on the road?? what do you for punctures, re gluing a tub on the road will be ******* annoying surly? :roll:

    I always run tubs on my best bike. Keep a Tufo Elite Jet in my back pocket as a get me home (folds up plenty small enough) - but, honestly, tubular tyres are more puncture resistant than tyres and - like NapD, I use tub tape and can swap over tubs in seconds. The comfort, higher pressure, lighter weight and better rolling resistance of tubs make it a no brainer for me.

    Anyway, as I posted on WW, killer ride Rich.H, need a ride report when the weather's better (in March!), what did it replace?
  • Rich.HRich.H Posts: 443
    What it "replaces" is an interesting concept......I was always planning to sell my Look 595 but I am not sure I can bring myself to let that go just yet. I have no justification for keeping both for myself, but my son will probably ride it next year and I will then look to sell the Kuota he has been riding and get him a full on winter bike in time for next Autumn.

    Thats the current plan anyway

    Rich
  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    That thing is gonna fly. Let me know it needs babysitting one weekend.
  • Tubulars - I consider myself educated! :D
    Helmand Province is such a nice place.....
  • Stuy-bStuy-b Posts: 248
    Stunning
    just beautiful
    other than the compact it is absolutely perfect.
    im a very jealous man
  • BIKE PORN.... Wow that is one beautiful bike looks stunning.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,295
    I'm guessing you look like Brad Pitt as well.
    I hate you :wink:
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
  • Rich.HRich.H Posts: 443
    Galatzo wrote:
    I'm guessing you look like Brad Pitt as well.
    I hate you :wink:

    "I wish" - thats a direct quote from my wife........

    Rich
  • leeroy72leeroy72 Posts: 330
    WOW...Stunning bike that...I love the extreme c and promised myself i would buy one eventually but the model may just have changed seeing that!!!!
    Find your limits...and then exceed them frequently
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,197
    Bike looks super good against the snow backdrop.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Karl2010Karl2010 Posts: 511
    Awesome ! :D

    Thats a keeper!
  • Possibly the nicest one I've seen - absolutely magnificent. Enjoy it.
  • Possibly the nicest one I've seen - absolutely magnificent. Enjoy it.
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