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    Senior Member bruce19's Avatar
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    My new bike comes tomorrow....can't wait

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/co...G0013-YL-S52CM

    I swear I didn't get up thinking about buying a bike. But, my son needed to do something physical for his health. And, he loves cycling. Just didn't have a bike. So, a couple weeks ago I let him borrow my Raleigh Cross bike, which I love btw. Apparently, he now loves it too. And, I've been wanting to get a nice Italian roadbike for my 70th birthday next June. I was thinking I'd buy a frame or build one over the winter. Then I stumbled upon this Colnago Cross bike and I had a gift certificate for Competitive Cyclist. And, my son's birthday is coming up in November. The wheels started turning. Buy this Colnago...give him the Raleigh...I don't really "need" another/different roadbike (I have a beautiful Masi and Guru steel) and I get my Italian bike, it's just a cross bike. And, I get to set my son on a path to good health and enjoyment. It's all good.

    FWIW I got the black one.

    I am really pumped.
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    cool, congrats.

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    I have always liked cross bikes, and I have always liked Colnago, and I have always liked bicycling with my sons or passing bikes along to them. This sounds like a triple winning proposition.
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    Enjoy the new bike!
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    Cool looking bike Bruce. I always did like the Colnago. Congratulations.
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    If it's a Colnago, it's a nice bike. Welcome to The Club.
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    Man, I've got a new bike on order but it's not that nice!

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    Very cool bike! But does this mean no to a DeRosa?

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    I just bought a Ridley from them in July. They built it, and were awesome to work with.

    Congrats on getting the new Colnago! I hope it works out for you as well as it has for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oxtc View Post
    Very cool bike! But does this mean no to a DeRosa?
    Yes, it does. I had a choice. I could buy a DeRosa for my 70th birthday, and probably sell my Guru. Or, I could spend 1/2 the money and buy the Colnago Crossbike and give my son my Raleigh Crossbike. I couldn't do both. I really want him to get back on a bike for his health and enjoyment. He literally works 12 hr. days trying to support himself, his wife and 2 1/2 yr. old daughter and he needs some time for himself. The fact that he loved using my Raleigh was the clincher.

    This is the bike I gave him:

    http://archive.raleighusa.com/archive/2011-road/rx1-11/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    I almost sprang for one of the yellow ones last week, but all the frames they have are too small. They do have some nice Niner cross bikes at the same price point. Could I ask you about the frame size you purchased? When one purchases a cross bike, is it normally the same frame size as the purchaser's road bike(s)? Or do they go down a size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    The fact that he loved using my Raleigh was the clincher.

    This is the bike I gave him:

    Raleigh Bicycles Rx1.0 - 2011 Road
    That's a great all around bike and I particularly like the 46/36 crankset. Wish I'd known more about bikes when I got my first one - I disliked it so much that it took almost 3 years before I started to ride, and got a newer used one shortly there-after. The rest is history. Love bikes, and cycling. Does that make me a cyclist, or a biker? Ooops, wrong thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volosong View Post
    I almost sprang for one of the yellow ones last week, but all the frames they have are too small. They do have some nice Niner cross bikes at the same price point. Could I ask you about the frame size you purchased? When one purchases a cross bike, is it normally the same frame size as the purchaser's road bike(s)? Or do they go down a size?
    I used their frame sizing app on line and later called and spoke to a rep. The result was a 54 which is pretty close to my Guru road bike. I will put it together as soon as it gets here tomorrow and let you know how it fits.

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