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fivethirtyonepmfivethirtyonepm Posts: 165
edited January 2012 in Your road bikes
Having spent last winter building an uber-light Cannondale F-series 1x9 and then a single-speed On-One Inbred and then the summer putting together my dream-spec Turner Flux, I thought I should turn my attention to my road bike. I bought the Colnago Ramarro a few years back and have done very little with it. I flew it out to Switzerland late last year for a lap round Lake Geneva and that persuaded me that I really should use it more.

I only planned to change the stem and bars (from a 120mm stem to a 110mm and from 42cm bars to 44cm, but I got a little carried away)... photos below (I hope I have followed the forum rules for bike positioning... lol)




In terms of spec, it reads as follows (** indicates stuff bought in the last week or so):-

Colnago 6000-series alloy frame (same as Primavera - made in Taiwan and finished at Colnago) - size large
Colnago Street alloy-steering carbon fork
Colnago headset
Colnago seat collar
Deda Zero 1 110mm stem **
Deda Zero 100 seatpost **
Deda Newton 31 bars (46cm outside to outside) **
Velo saddle (approx 190g)
Cinelli Gel Cork tape **
Shimano 105 rear mech **
Shimano Tiagra front mech
Shimano Tiagra STI levers
FSA Omega Megaexo Compact chainset
Shimano 105 cassette
Sram chain (can't remember which one, but it was fairly high range) **
Jagwire Racer cable set **
Planet-X Superlight Forged brakeset with Swisstop green pads **
Shimano RS30 wheelset **
Planet X Ti skewers with carbon levers **
Vittoria Rubino Pro folding tyres **
Vittoria Superlight butyl tubes with long valves **
Clarks white bottle cage **


  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,199
    Looks good mate, good job I'd say :D
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Excellent! Just needs black seat post, black cables, black stem, black tape, black wheels, black tyres and it'll be perfect :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • it had a black seatpost, black stem, black wheels and black tyres originally... i thought it looked boring... if you're going to do 'black', it has to be all black and stealthy.... just my opinion of course.. lol
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    it had a black seatpost, black stem, black wheels and black tyres originally

    I guessed - just a gentle wind up. For me it looks a bit too much like a late 1980s Escort XR3i - but as you say, "IMO"! My posh bike is white framed but everything else, bar the saddle, is black or alloy.

    Black stealthy is going to go out of fashion in a big way in the not too distant - there's just too much of it about.

    BTW - the tyres are probably a mistake though. They won't stay white for long. Even the white markings on my Schwalbe tyres irritate me due to the discolouring.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • But how will you find it when it snows???
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