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disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
edited June 2012 in Your road bikes
Picked up this Colnago Active yesterday, was (sadly) the race bike of a deceased clubmate that's been sat in the garage of one of the club elders for 6 months now. Got a bit of money from some un-taken holiday so decided to give it a good home.

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Aluminium frame with carbon seat stays and front fork, Campag Centaur and Chorus 10sp throughout, Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL wheels and in a gorgeous, club colours Colnago paint job too.
"In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

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  • Ed JEd J Posts: 335
    That's beautiful!
  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    Very nice, keep it for sunny days.
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  • ALaPlageALaPlage Posts: 732
    Very lovely. Something special about Colnago bikes. Really lovely.
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  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    Thanks guys, it's going to be my best bike, although I am riding it to work this week to give myself a chance to tinker with positions etc.

    I've always wanted a Colnago since I started cycling more than a decade a go, and I've finally got one!
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • beancounterbeancounter Posts: 369
    I've always wanted a Colnago since I started cycling more than a decade a go, and I've finally got one!

    Welcome to the Colnago Owners Club :)

    Hope you enjoy your splendid new bike.

    bc
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  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    Had my first weekend of riding on it and really pleased. It's amazing the difference a really stiff frame makes. I've been on an Orbea Onix as a "do it all" bike for 3 years now, but really missed the feel of a pure racebred frame. It has that great "on rails" feeling through corners too.

    I can't wait for the hill climb season, as this will rocket.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Hmmm. I will always regret selling my Colnagos. Best handling bikes in da world. :(

    Enjoy it! (Don't ever sell it...)
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  • May I ask which club? As someone at Verulam Cycling Club has a bike similar but I haven't been for a while there now.
  • BeatmakerBeatmaker Posts: 1,092
    Beautiful. I'm thinking my Summer 2013 project will have to be a Colnago.
  • harrydaisyharrydaisy Posts: 131
    Great looking bike. Do you know how old it is?

    A colnago with an arte decor paint job is definately my next bike purchase, hopefully some point in the near future.
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  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    May I ask which club? As someone at Verulam Cycling Club has a bike similar but I haven't been for a while there now.

    Johnstone Wheelers, near Glasgow.

    I took it into town today to check out my new commute (to my new Dream Job, working on the Commonwealth Games!) and was stopped by a cafe owner to tell me how nice it was, and talk bikes for 20 minutes. Apparently, his cafe hosted the launch of Richard Moore's In Search of Robert Millar.

    @Harry Daisy

    It's from 2006 I think.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
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