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Oops, N+4 - but its a Colnago

shipleyshipley Posts: 549
edited June 2014 in Your road bikes
I spotted this frame on the LFGSS forum and couldn't resist as I've always wanted an Extreme.

This was the frame last weekend:-

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And this is it today, adorned with Campag (of course :) ) and as a nod to the past, a lovely Concor saddle. I'm off to climb some hills on Sunday !!

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I really must stop buying bikes.....

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  • DiscoBoyDiscoBoy Posts: 905
    Very nice, I bet the ride is beautiful.

    Where are the other three, though? ;)
    Red bikes are the fastest.
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,826
    Nice bike. Stop by my place in Guildford won't you...
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  • Miles253Miles253 Posts: 535
    Stunner! i hope to own a Colnago one day
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
    edited June 2014
    You should invest in some cable cutters then you can trim off all the excess from the cable inners.
  • VelonutterVelonutter Posts: 2,437 Lives Here
    Yep saw that, it's a lovely frame, enjoy :-)
  • matig0lmatig0l Posts: 37
    What a great job. Congrats. You created a beauty!
  • DevastazioneDevastazione Posts: 280
    I can't stand Colnagos but it sure is a great result ,except for the saddle.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Well I see the N+1 and very nice it is but where are the other three new bikes?!
    Faster than a tent.......
  • ColinthecopColinthecop Posts: 996
    That's a very expensive choice for a bike stand.... 8)
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,618
    love it (bar the saddle - just looks too big)
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,331
    That is really very nice indeed.

    Can't see the point in cutting inners too close - reduces chances of being re-useable. And tied in a loop makes pulling them tight a lot easier out in the cold and wet without carrying pliers.
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  • maxlitemaxlite Posts: 293
    Brilliant bike.....but that saddle looks big, suppose it will look fine once you are on the bike!
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Nice one... :)
  • shipleyshipley Posts: 549
    Ok, so apart from the cables, the bars not being angled properly...and the ginormous saddle.....what to you think of the bike ? :lol:

    So I took it out yesterday, adjusted the position twice en route and did 55 miles through the Surrey Hills. The saddle is as comfy as I remember it from the late 90s when I last had one. The plan is to buy a really light set of climbing wheels and make it my climber as I blew every PR on strava yesterday.

    As with every Colnago I've owned, it's super comfortable and I'm afraid I'm going to have to keep it now !!
  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    You sound a bit sad about your last sentence there. I'll happily help!

    Enjoy the bike mate, she is a stunner.
  • beetle1beetle1 Posts: 188
    Looks a superb bike, well done and enjoy.
  • velogeevelogee Posts: 133
    Really nice looking wheelset.
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  • djhermerdjhermer Posts: 328
    Awesome. I have an Extreme C which I've never really done justice in terms of build. Running very well used DA 7800 on it, which looks good, but a hotchpotch of finishing kit. Nonetheless, every time I ride it I seem to hammer some fast times. Commutes, long rides, climbing, whatever. Now I'm the first to say there's not much in the bike, but I frequently finish a ride on it far more contented than my other bikes, including the new Parlee. I have finally decided to build it properly and use it properly. Yours makes mine look sad. Good effort.
  • shipleyshipley Posts: 549
    Pop some campag on yours and Jesus will forgive you !! :)
  • djhermerdjhermer Posts: 328
    Shipley wrote:
    Pop some campag on yours and Jesus will forgive you !! :)

    11sp Chorus going on next week :D
  • shipleyshipley Posts: 549
    Good man !

    Pop up a pic when it's built.
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