Is that really a 100%, ceritified, bonafide, OEM, made in Italy, not-outsourced, Ernesto endorsed, factory original paint job?
Looks like a 50 shades of grey Belgiam sources Mick special to me. It's just not that nicely executed.
The blue is too dark (or to be fair in the pic it's too dark) and the font is fugly. Looks like it should read 'Viking'.
Photo is not the best, the blue is actually quite rich in the flesh. Came in a Windwave box and with Colnago receipt - it's pukka. Tend to agree on the font - I didn't really focus on it until reading the comments ! Will look better once I have a full Shimano groupset on it
Well on my way to devaluing any Colnago I see !
Hey Markyone, have followed your C59 builds with interest over previous months.
I have never been tempted by Campagnolo for 2 reasons, one practical and one aesthetic. On the practical side all my bikes are built with Shimano and I have all the tools and wheelsets compatible to that. Introducing Campagnolo would require a lot of additional expenditure and having 2 sets of tools doesn't appeal.
On the aesthetics, I just don't like the look of the carbon fibre chainset - which is not necessarily rational when I have bikes with carbon fibre frames, seatpost, stem and bars, but then it would be pretty boring if everybody built their bikes up in the same way.
NapD - you forgot 7090 in your vomit analysis, so this piccie is for you
Most of my builds tend to be black, or at least majority black. However when Colnago brought out the Mapei C59 for 2014 it was my have to have frame. I have bought white cables and a white saddle for the first time in a long time.
Yep and you could hardly see me riding with Shim or Shame with my tat on my left leg: -