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Colnago Concept

pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,979
edited February 2018 in Your road bikes
Just finished my latest project, all ready for summer (I’m now like a kid waiting for Christmas as it is freezing with snow all around today and I won’t be riding it in those conditions with roads covered in salt!)

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Custom painted Pro Stealth bars

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  • Oh my...*bites fist*
    Pain is a momentary lapse of character.
  • Was the shop all out of Campagnolo Super Record?

    Somewhere, God is crying.
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,979
    He may be, but I’m not and I didn’t build it for him... :roll:

    PP
  • Was the shop all out of Campagnolo Super Record?

    Somewhere, God is crying.

    Budget was blown on those nasty looking carbon wheels
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,979
    Ho ho, if I wanted ENVE wheels I would have bought them....
  • Colnago Concept, SoH not included.
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,979
    :roll:
  • It’s a nice bike, we all agree. But if you put a pic online on an open forum expect a bit of ribbing. Take a look at my last pic of my winter bike in scenic pics. Bianchi with Ultegra and Campagnolo wheels. Who gives a sh!t ?
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,979
    Exactly, who does!

    PP
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,893
    I saw this yesterday afternoon, and I am still drooling, it looks good Pete very good
  • DCR wheels?
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,410 Lives Here
    Must confess I'm not a big fan of aero looking frames, but that looks pretty good to me. I do like the picture with the ducks standing on the ice in the background.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Top cap needs straightening.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,012
    Love the frame, but I just can't see past those wheels. Something around 38-40mm would be plenty, and far less offensive..
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,979
    Imposter wrote:
    Love the frame, but I just can't see past those wheels. Something around 38-40mm would be plenty, and far less offensive..
    I have a pair of those already, no point buying another pair of the same.
    coops1967 wrote:
    DCR wheels?
    no, Skid http://skidwheels.co.uk/ my mate built them with Hope hubs and CX Ray spokes.

    PP
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,012
    Pilot Pete wrote:
    I have a pair of those already, no point buying another pair of the same.

    Now you tell us. So put them on then...
  • shipleyshipley Posts: 548
    Top cap needs straightening.


    It doesn’t you know, ‘they’re all like that Sir’ - my C60’s top cap is the same.

    Lovely bike PP
  • shipley wrote:
    Top cap needs straightening.


    It doesn’t you know, ‘they’re all like that Sir’ - my C60’s top cap is the same.

    Lovely bike PP

    I never noticed but if you have OCD it should align the gap directly with the N or between the L & N if you include the Colnago symbol.

    I’m more surprised he didn’t mention the tyres are upside down to the valve and the front is slightly out.
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,979
    Yea, the design on the cap is not symmetrical - it’s more like the design of an Irish shamrock skewed slightly to one side, but yes, I think the N should be in the gap to be perfectly aligned...and yes, my C60 is also exactly the same.

    PP
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,979
    Imposter wrote:
    Pilot Pete wrote:
    I have a pair of those already, no point buying another pair of the same.

    Now you tell us. So put them on then...

    They’re on my C60 which will be my windy/ hilly summer bike. This one is for flat nice days when I fancy a real burn up, but I could swap them as and when the mood grabs me...

    PP
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,397
    Lovely build but not keen on the discs, sorry just my preference,
  • diamonddog wrote:
    Lovely build but not keen on the discs, sorry just my preference,

    Does nothing aesthetically and logically no point on the type of riding that bike is being used for.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • diamonddog wrote:
    Lovely build but not keen on the discs, sorry just my preference,

    Does nothing aesthetically and logically no point on the type of riding that bike is being used for.

    In your opinion.
    argon 18 e116 2013 Vision Metron 80
    Bianchi Oltre XR Sram Red E-tap, Fulcrum racing speed xlr
    De Rosa SK pininfarina disc
    S Works Tarmac e-tap 2017
    Rose pro sl disc
  • noodleman wrote:
    diamonddog wrote:
    Lovely build but not keen on the discs, sorry just my preference,

    Does nothing aesthetically and logically no point on the type of riding that bike is being used for.

    In your opinion.

    Feel free to post something to back up your opinion.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • noodleman wrote:
    diamonddog wrote:
    Lovely build but not keen on the discs, sorry just my preference,

    Does nothing aesthetically and logically no point on the type of riding that bike is being used for.

    In your opinion.

    Feel free to post something to back up your opinion.

    I haven't given one, and if I did I wouldn't assume just because it has aero pretensions it can only be ridden like a TT bike.
    argon 18 e116 2013 Vision Metron 80
    Bianchi Oltre XR Sram Red E-tap, Fulcrum racing speed xlr
    De Rosa SK pininfarina disc
    S Works Tarmac e-tap 2017
    Rose pro sl disc
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    I never quite understand the choice of wheels when they are as deep as these in that they don't look "pro" as you don't see bikes raced with wheels like this really. They always instantly look like the rider has thought "going deeper will look best" but they don't realise that it doesn't, it just stinks of that decision.

    It's a really nice frame though, and with some 50mm boras and rim brakes they are easily one of the classiest looking aero frames, particularly in the plain colours like this.
  • sheesh.. Tough crowd eh.
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,979
    mfin wrote:
    I never quite understand the choice of wheels when they are as deep as these in that they don't look "pro" as you don't see bikes raced with wheels like this really. They always instantly look like the rider has thought "going deeper will look best" but they don't realise that it doesn't, it just stinks of that decision.

    Ahh, but you are assuming a lot there mfin aren’t you... :wink:

    PP
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,979
    diamonddog wrote:
    Lovely build but not keen on the discs, sorry just my preference,

    Does nothing aesthetically and logically no point on the type of riding that bike is being used for.

    Each to their own. I prefer disc brakes whatever riding I’m doing and I actually prefer them aesthetically. :wink:

    PP
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    Pilot Pete wrote:
    mfin wrote:
    I never quite understand the choice of wheels when they are as deep as these in that they don't look "pro" as you don't see bikes raced with wheels like this really. They always instantly look like the rider has thought "going deeper will look best" but they don't realise that it doesn't, it just stinks of that decision.

    Ahh, but you are assuming a lot there mfin aren’t you... :wink:

    PP

    Ah, I was wrong then? You must have let a 14 year old choose them for you or something then, an easy mistake to make ;)

    Anyway, bin them and get some wheels that actually suit it, because they don't and it's a really nice frame!
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