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Colnago C64 PKWH Dura-Ace Di2

gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
edited July 2018 in Your road bikes
So, my dream bike. Saved hard for this and it's finally come to be. I picked up on Saturday but waited to have the final wheels fitted today. I rode it for the first time on Monday and it's a staggering bike. Just absolutely perfect in every way. I'm 6'1" amd 83kg and didn't chase weight as an end goal, but the spec is chosen for ride quality and performance first and foremost.

Build was by the superb http://www.servicedevelo.com in Botley, and done by the owner, Mark. I cannot say enough good things about them. Genuinely brilliant from start to finish.

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Frameset - C64 PKWH 56”
Stem - 3T Apto Team Stealth 110mm
Bars - 3T SuperErgo Team Stealth carbon 40cm
Saddle - Fizik Antares R1
Wheelset - Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50mm Dark Label
Chainset - Dura-Ace 9100 52/36 175mm with 4iii power meter
Front Mech - Dura-Ace 9150 Di2
Rear Mech - Dura-Ace 9150 Di2
Calipers - Dura-Ace 9100 Direct Mount
Shifters - Dura-Ace 9150 Di2
Pedals - Dura-Ace 9000
Bottom Bracket - C-Bear Ceramic
Bar tape - Fabric Hex
Tyres - Continental GP4000S II 25mm
Tubes - Continental Race Light

We used the new bar-end junction box for a super-clean front-end.

Weighed as above 7.14kg
Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
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  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,589
    Absolutely lovely and great snaps too. Am lusting after one of these but only just acquired my c59 and told my wife it was a forever bike. She laughed.

    Couple of things:

    Size wise it looks setup perfectly but strange that a 56s would fit you so well at 6ft1. I am 6ft exactly and ride a 54s but would really prefer a 52s.

    Also the electric wire following the rear brake cable - I'd use shrinkwrap to hold them togetherrather than the plastic sleeve as it can rattle (I have it on mine and hate it).

    What does the downtube cable entry port look like?

    Didn't fancy the blue ;)
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    Almost went for the blue but this one edged it. The blue is lovely through for sure.

    I started the sizing based on by existing bike which is bang on. The 54 was def too small for me. This has a 9.7cm drop and only that single 10mm spacer. I wonder if they’ve tweaked sizing now they’re not doing the sloping and trad sizes?

    I’ll keep an ear on the wrapping there. Silent so far but thanks for the suggestion. Easy enough to sort if need be.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,589
    Enjoy the ride. Looks fantastic. I can't get enough of those dark label boras.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    Thank you - much appreciated! The wheels are bloody lovely..
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • bristolpetebristolpete Posts: 2,255
    WOW. That is simply on.another.level.

    Congratulations mate. That is a beautiful build. It all just works - love the detailing in the frame and the colourway.

    No other words, other than ENJOY !
  • Gorgeous! And great photos too....enjoy!
  • Only in the UK would someones dream bike be Shimano on a Colnago
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    Only in the UK would someones dream bike be Shimano on a Colnago

    Only on bike radar would you get a mean-spirited comment like that.

    Tip for you. Rather than try and piss on someone’s chips how about just move on and read something else.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    She looks good, very good to say the least
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    Gweeds wrote:
    Only in the UK would someones dream bike be Shimano on a Colnago

    Only on bike radar would you get a mean-spirited comment like that.

    Tip for you. Rather than try and wee-wee on someone’s chips how about just move on and read something else.

    It's your baby, set up how you want it. You're happy with it, why get offended?

    You've also put it on the internet for the world to comment on, so you can expect comments!
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    Gweeds wrote:
    Only in the UK would someones dream bike be Shimano on a Colnago

    Only on bike radar would you get a mean-spirited comment like that.

    Tip for you. Rather than try and wee-wee on someone’s chips how about just move on and read something else.

    It's your baby, set up how you want it. You're happy with it, why get offended?

    You've also put it on the internet for the world to comment on, so you can expect comments!

    Hardly offended. I’d have to care to be offended.

    I just don’t see the point in leaving a comment like that on anyone else’s bike. It does nothing but leave a sour taste. Maybe that’s just me eh.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,527
    Classy looking build.

    If it's any consolation my choice would have been Shimano or SRAM. Campagnolo spares are way too expensive.

    How much clearance have you got with the 25's on the Boras. Any chance of fitting 28's?
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    arlowood wrote:
    Classy looking build.

    If it's any consolation my choice would have been Shimano or SRAM. Campagnolo spares are way too expensive.

    How much clearance have you got with the 25's on the Boras. Any chance of fitting 28's?

    Cheers dude.

    Masses. The frame will take up to 28mm tyres but they used GP4000 as test tyres when developing the frame and they measured 30mm actual with no problems.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 3,287
    arlowood wrote:
    Classy looking build.

    If it's any consolation my choice would have been Shimano or SRAM. Campagnolo spares are way too expensive.

    How much clearance have you got with the 25's on the Boras. Any chance of fitting 28's?

    Someone with the cash to buy a C64 with that spec isn't likely to lose sleep over the price of a few chains and cassettes every once in a while. Besides which, Dura Ace stuff isn't exactly cheap either.
    Lovely bike btw.
  • matt_n-2matt_n-2 Posts: 581
    Great to see the C64 builds coming on now, congrats!

    My OCD wouldn't be happy with Di2 and Boras but they're both great!

    Interesting on the sizing too, I'm 6'1" too and have a plastic Colnago in 54s and a couple of metal ones in 58t.

    I don't think the C series geo has moved on much since the introduction of sloping sizes with the C50.
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  • matt_n-2matt_n-2 Posts: 581
    Comparing C60 v C64 in 56s:

    C60 Stack 591 Reach 396
    C64 Stack 591 Reach 398

    C60 Headtube 187
    C64 Headtube 182

    C60 Top tube effective 580
    C64 Top tube effective 582

    C60 Seat tube effective 600
    C64 Seat tube effective 619
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    I tried the 54s. Was immediately too small and cramped for me.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • matt_n-2matt_n-2 Posts: 581
    Yep were all different.

    Enjoy the bike!
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    Thanks Matt!
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • kiteloopykiteloopy Posts: 94
    Love this. Very envious!
  • pnevpnev Posts: 236
    Incredible. The new DA with the Bora wheels are a perfect blend for this imo.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    Thanks folks - and agreed on the DA and Boras
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • “Only in the UK would someones dream bike be Shimano on a Colnago”

    Gweeds - spot on...I’ve stopped posting pictures of my bikes on here for exactly this reason. Rather than comment about what a beautiful looking bike it is, specced with real top end kit, or asking about ride quality, how the new Boras roll etc, they take pot shots about something so insignificant as which feckin’ gruppo it has on it.
    As others have said, it’s your build, your money and you have to live with it and ride it.
    Personally, I think it looks the dogs danglies!.....great bike, Enjoy!
  • kingdavkingdav Posts: 416
    I'm liking that a lot, thanks for posting. Colnago sell loads of bikes with Shimano pre fitted, so nobody should be losing any sleep over that, all down to preference. I'm liking sram at the moment. Just to add to the data, at 6ft, I ride a 54s or a 56 specialized.
  • matt_n-2matt_n-2 Posts: 581
    I see your bike made the Colnago UK Facebook page too:

    https://www.facebook.com/ColnagoUK/post ... 3755616110
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    Ha. I had no idea. Cheers for pointing that out
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    although i am biting my tongue over frameset/groupset mix it is very tasty indeed.

    big phat hat.
    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.
  • although i am biting my tongue over frameset/groupset mix

    Problem pal?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • nammynakenammynake Posts: 196
    Only in the UK would someones dream bike be Shimano on a Colnago

    Why not go all-in and start quoting the official “rules”? Why can’t one fit Shimano to a Colnago, out of interest, oh wise one?
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    “Only in the UK would someones dream bike be Shimano on a Colnago”

    Gweeds - spot on...I’ve stopped posting pictures of my bikes on here for exactly this reason. Rather than comment about what a beautiful looking bike it is, specced with real top end kit, or asking about ride quality, how the new Boras roll etc, they take pot shots about something so insignificant as which feckin’ gruppo it has on it.
    As others have said, it’s your build, your money and you have to live with it and ride it.
    Personally, I think it looks the dogs danglies!.....great bike, Enjoy!
    kingdav wrote:
    I'm liking that a lot, thanks for posting. Colnago sell loads of bikes with Shimano pre fitted, so nobody should be losing any sleep over that, all down to preference. I'm liking sram at the moment. Just to add to the data, at 6ft, I ride a 54s or a 56 specialized.
    although i am biting my tongue over frameset/groupset mix it is very tasty indeed.

    big phat hat.

    Much obliged all
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
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