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Colnago Extreme POWER! Update pg 3

napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
edited March 2014 in Your road bikes
Work in progress. After years of lusting after one since they came out a few years ago I've wanted a Colnago Extreme Power in ST01 paint. I've been checking eBay and classifieds almost every day.
Finally. FINALLY! One came up. In my size. In my budget!
It came today and I'm SOOO happy.

Frame/fork/seatpost Colnago Extreme Power size 59
Group- Full Campagnolo Super Record Ti
Wheels- Wheelsmith built. IRD cadence road rims, extralight front/Campag record rear hubs. Cx ray spokes. Weigh just over 1400g not bad far a set built for a big guy!
Tyres- Veloflex Master with latex tubes
Stem is a 3T Arx Team, bars Deda zero 100. Undecided on stem, fancy a deda superleggero, and front end needs to be dialled in.
Also need to fit bottle cages.
Speedplay pedals.

Need to fit chain, cables, tape too.
I also have some Wheelsmith carbon tubs- 50mm gigantex rims, pmp hubs, cx ray spokes.

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Photos don't do the metallic paint/bare carbon justice. As is usual with Colnago paint jobs.

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  • That's fantastic. Classic geo looks so much nicer

    Deda stem and seatpost would be a good choice
  • That is just lovely. Really, really nice.
  • BookwyseBookwyse Posts: 245
    I really like that, can't wait for two weeks times he. I can pick my new to me Colnago up. Shame it's not that nice.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Bookwyse wrote:
    I really like that, can't wait for two weeks times he. I can pick my new to me Colnago up. Shame it's not that nice.

    Make sure you post some pics up!! :o
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  • Get in! That's a lovely, lovely frame.
  • glasgowbhoyglasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    Very nice. Like that colour
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    truly outstanding sir, well done. Can there ever be an n+1 after that?

    My Canyon Ultimate AL frame arrived today, I feel a right Cinderella in comparison. :(
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Nowt wrong with a Canyon AL!
    Get a thread started.
    I have literally (and I mean literally) been looking for one of these used in this colour/size since 2007 at least once every other day! (it originally had a different, red, font and a splash of white)
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  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    It's absolutely superb. Please do a road test when it's properly up and running. Colnagos like this are so beautiful it makes you want to cry.!
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  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    Cracking frame.
    I just like the way that you couldn't wait to post it completed, kid in a candy shop.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Bozman wrote:
    Cracking frame.
    I just like the way that you couldn't wait to post it completed, kid in a candy shop.

    Heh, I started putting the parts on as soon as I'd got it out of the box and inspected it. I would have ridden it too if it hadn't been for those meddling kids, err, missing bits.
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  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    I don't think there are many of your bikes you've shown us over the years I haven't liked, but this is just superb.
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    Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last...
  • Rich.HRich.H Posts: 443
    Now that is bloody lovely.....enjoy

    Rich
  • Camcycle1974Camcycle1974 Posts: 1,356
    Oh my. Now I see what all the fuss about Italian frames is. Never got it before. Absolutely stunning.
  • dnwhite88dnwhite88 Posts: 285
    Cha-peau sir ;)
    "It never gets easier, you just go faster"
  • BookwyseBookwyse Posts: 245
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Bookwyse wrote:
    I really like that, can't wait for two weeks times he. I can pick my new to me Colnago up. Shame it's not that nice.

    Make sure you post some pics up!! :o

    I will do, no laughing though as it's circa 1996!!!
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Laugh? It'll be a classic!! Look forward to seeing it :)
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  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    What a stunning machine. Can't wait to see it finished!
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Classic lugged look, no top tube lateral laziness, carbon lightness, discreet wheels, decal decorum.

    Fuoriclasse super extreme nero bicicletta.
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    "Dude!"

    That's a bike.
  • Great frame! and amazing colours. And I would go for a stem matching the bars. Don't like the 3T style with this frame. Looking forward to the finished bike.
  • alihisgreatalihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    Looks good, but its begging for some Campag Boras and a classic bend bar!
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Been there with boras and classic bend bar, yeah, would look great!

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    But! Didn't particularly rate the BU2s for the money despite them looking stunning and whilst the classic bend looked good the RHM bar is far far more comfortable for me since my back broke.
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    bertjefred wrote:
    Great frame! and amazing colours. And I would go for a stem matching the bars. Don't like the 3T style with this frame. Looking forward to the finished bike.

    I've ordered a Deda stem :)
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,090
    Fantastic looking frame
  • NapoleonD wrote:
    bertjefred wrote:
    Great frame! and amazing colours. And I would go for a stem matching the bars. Don't like the 3T style with this frame. Looking forward to the finished bike.

    I've ordered a Deda stem :)

    Good good, we wouldn't want to have to cull you now would we :wink:
  • alihisgreatalihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Been there with boras and classic bend bar, yeah, would look great!

    C506.jpg

    But! Didn't particularly rate the BU2s for the money despite them looking stunning and whilst the classic bend looked good the RHM bar is far far more comfortable for me since my back broke.

    Surely a Colnago is like owning a supercar.. who cares about how practical it is!?!? :mrgreen:

    I'll reserve my judgement until its built up fully though - bars might look better with tape on etc.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Nah, they won't look as good as the Deda Newton Shallows, which in a way breaks my heart but I want to ride the thing.
    I found the BU2 flexy and the breaking poor. They weren't even particularly light for carbon tubs. The hubs were a thing of beauty though and they look cool. The Wheelsmith built tubs I have are much better wheels.
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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,420
    NapD, really liking the colour way on the frame. :)
  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    Nice bike, lovely colours and finish (though I'm sure it looks loads better to the naked eye).

    EDIT: just looked again. Love it!
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