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Colnago C59 Italia - MTBK

thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,138
edited March 2014 in Your road bikes
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I bought this frame from BR member markyone at the end of last year and it's in near perfect condition (cheers Mark). The frame was drilled out for an electronic groupset so after a few months of internet wheeling and dealing I managed to build up a Record EPS system. Apart from a wee bit of trial and error with the front mech and a blown charger the build was pretty easy. The complete bike rides like an absolute dream. Everything you read about the C59 is true and the electronic shifting is ridiculously good. I love the RSYS-SLR's too. Stiff as a stiff thing.

Bike - Colnago C59 Italia (MTBK)
Size – 48S
Groupset – Campagnolo Record EPS
Wheels – Mavic RSY-SLR WTS (2013)
Bars – Deda Zero 100 (40)
Bar Tape – Fizik Performance
Stem – Deda Superleggero (100mm)
Seatpost – Colnago HM Carbon
Saddle – San Marco Aspide 2 Carbon FX Open
Pedals – Look Keo Blade
Bottle Cages – Taxc Tao Carbon
Chain Catcher – Campagnolo EPS
Garmin Mount – Bar Fly 2

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  • upperoilcanupperoilcan Posts: 1,180
    Win win win !!!!!
    Cervelo S5 Ultegra Di2.
  • beetle1beetle1 Posts: 188
    Another quality C59 build, well done
  • glasgowbhoyglasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    Lovely, I had mine out for the first time on the roads on sat. 80 miles in some 'challenging' conditions but I still felt great at the end and could have ridden another 4 hours on the C59.
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,138
    Lovely, I had mine out for the first time on the roads on sat. 80 miles in some 'challenging' conditions but I still felt great at the end and could have ridden another 4 hours on the C59.

    Same here! I've had the bike out on two rides and been battered about by the wind on both - but I didn't care one bit :lol:
  • canny_ladcanny_lad Posts: 329
    Wow! Looks ace :D
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,078
    Wow looks stunning you did a great job dave glad you like it.
    Really like the wheels,how have you fixed the the unit to the garmin holder looks good.
    ps mine will be here wed .
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,138
    markyone wrote:
    Wow looks stunning you did a great job dave glad you like it.
    Really like the wheels,how have you fixed the the unit to the garmin holder looks good.
    ps mine will be here wed .

    Glad you like it Mark! It's the Barfly 2 which is designed to mount EPS and Di2 units underneath. It's slightly recessed and fixed via thin cable ties. Works a treat. Can't wait to see the AD frame :-)
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,078
    ^^^^cool I will look that up now and get one.
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • matig0lmatig0l Posts: 37
    That looks the dog's danglies. Very classy. Great job.
  • OxoOxo Posts: 144
    Bravo, what an amazing looking bike.
    Sunday Best: 2013 Colnago Master 30th Anniversary
    Foul Weather: 2010 Kinesis Racelight T2
    Commuter: 1958 Holdsworth Zephyr Fixed Gear
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    I made a mess of myself :(
  • TBF fair, that is as good as it gets. Super build.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,138
    matig0l wrote:
    That looks the dog's danglies. Very classy. Great job.

    Thank you. This bike was also my first ever self build and I referenced your blog a few times for tips :-)
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,138
    nweststeyn wrote:
    I made a mess of myself :(

    :lol:
  • 'tis a thing of real beauty! Enjoy...............you lucky lad.
  • matig0lmatig0l Posts: 37
    matig0l wrote:
    That looks the dog's danglies. Very classy. Great job.

    Thank you. This bike was also my first ever self build and I referenced your blog a few times for tips :-)
    Nice to hear it's been useful :)

    Bikes don't get much better than the one you've put together imo. Congrats on a fine job.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Good. Not made a mess though...
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    ^ Desensitised. You must spend too much time on here ;)
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,078
    Hi dave thinking about those lovely wheels what do you think?
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,138
    markyone wrote:
    Hi dave thinking about those lovely wheels what do you think?

    Just replied to your text Mark.
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