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    Walking by and having to look at this bike every day is killing me. I really want to take it out for a ride.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    That is a sweet ride. I currently ride cannondale but looking into the Colnago, has been a favorite of mine (M10)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    Much like Tony's pizza rolls fresh from the microwave, it is difficult to compare with the fine Italian heritage of Scattante. There really is no substitute.

    The Colnago is quite nice.
    Must be a Washington DC thing. I'm moving to the DC area to start a new job in the next few weeks, and while looking for an apartment (I'm here right now doing that) I managed to check out a few bike shops in the area. Scatts are popular around here, it seems. At least they were selling them at Performance... I don't know what makes them so special. Aside from the fact that the word "Scat" starts off their brand name, they don't do much for me. Their carbon bikes look like knock-offs of Cervelo's R-series bikes. As far as "fine Italian heritage" goes, I think they are made in Taiwan like most "Italian" bikes these days. Even the Colnago CX-1 frame is built in Asia, but I think it's still painted in Italy. If not, Colnago does at least fully manufacture their highest end bikes in Italy.

    So for me, Colnago > Scattante.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Walking by and having to look at this bike every day is killing me. I really want to take it out for a ride.
    take it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovecycling View Post
    Must be a Washington DC thing. I'm moving to the DC area to start a new job in the next few weeks, and while looking for an apartment (I'm here right now doing that) I managed to check out a few bike shops in the area. Scatts are popular around here, it seems. At least they were selling them at Performance... I don't know what makes them so special. Aside from the fact that the word "Scat" starts off their brand name, they don't do much for me. Their carbon bikes look like knock-offs of Cervelo's R-series bikes. As far as "fine Italian heritage" goes, I think they are made in Taiwan like most "Italian" bikes these days. Even the Colnago CX-1 frame is built in Asia, but I think it's still painted in Italy. If not, Colnago does at least fully manufacture their highest end bikes in Italy.

    So for me, Colnago > Scattante.
    Scattante is a house brand of Performance. Kind of like Sam's Choice is a house brand of Walmart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    I have no idea, when I ride it in a month or two I'll be sure to post a ride report.
    Yuup! Be sure to do that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovecycling View Post
    Must be a Washington DC thing. I'm moving to the DC area to start a new job in the next few weeks, and while looking for an apartment (I'm here right now doing that) I managed to check out a few bike shops in the area. Scatts are popular around here, it seems. At least they were selling them at Performance... I don't know what makes them so special. Aside from the fact that the word "Scat" starts off their brand name, they don't do much for me. Their carbon bikes look like knock-offs of Cervelo's R-series bikes. As far as "fine Italian heritage" goes, I think they are made in Taiwan like most "Italian" bikes these days. Even the Colnago CX-1 frame is built in Asia, but I think it's still painted in Italy. If not, Colnago does at least fully manufacture their highest end bikes in Italy.

    So for me, Colnago > Scattante.
    I was being somewhat sarcastic. Scattante's are a product of Performance Bike (North Carolina I think) and mostly made in Taiwan. Some of them are quite good.

    They are about as Italian as a microwave pizza.
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    Very nice!

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    I may get to actually ride this bike for the first time this coming weekend. Woohoo!!!
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    I may get to actually ride this bike for the first time this coming weekend. Woohoo!!!

    You guys did not get a break this weekend? It was in the 50's with a 300mph wind here in the mountains of TN. My Roubaix saw the road for the first time.....and then got a pound of road salt washed off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king-tony View Post
    You guys did not get a break this weekend? It was in the 50's with a 300mph wind here in the mountains of TN. My Roubaix saw the road for the first time.....and then got a pound of road salt washed off.
    Yes but I've been stuck inside with a sinus infection, ear infection, and strep throat since Friday.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    beautiful ride. great job, enjoy many miles
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    This is bike porn at its finest. No one makes bikes as sexy as Colnago.

    My only complaint, as a Campy fan-boy, why American on an Italian frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvangundy View Post
    This is bike porn at its finest. No one makes bikes as sexy as Colnago.

    My only complaint, as a Campy fan-boy, why American on an Italian frame?
    I ran out of money.

    Actually the parts came off of a bike that I already owned. In the past I only ran Campy and I loved it. Unfortunately they have become way too proud of their components for me to justify them over SRAM.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    I'm actually a huge fan of the double tap mechanism. I like being able to "flick my wrist" and maintain a firm grip while sprinting. (holding the downshift lever as well as the bar)

    I agree that Campy is getting a little big for their britches, they haven't been doing anything to set themselves as the standard for high end cycling recently. SRAM and Shimano are quickly ebbing away at the lore of Campy.

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    My Colnago runs Shimano. I will be getting Sram for it probably some time this year. Ernesto Colnago is a very forward thinking builder. His bikes have come with other brands of componentry for a long time now.
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    LowCel, have you started that hotrod up yet?

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    Lookin good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nacler22 View Post
    LowCel, have you started that hotrod up yet?
    Nope, not yet. The other day I did take the time to wipe some of the dust off of it though.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Completely sexy bike. Congrats.

    Psimet wheels - what do they weigh? Spoke count is 24/28? Could you share the cost also please [maybe on PM]?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
    Completely sexy bike. Congrats.

    Psimet wheels - what do they weigh? Spoke count is 24/28? Could you share the cost also please [maybe on PM]?
    Thank you. The wheels weight a little over 1,800 grams and to be honest I can't remember the price. I ordered them and later upgraded to better hubs so I actually made two different payments.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    LowCel, I really dig! Nice bike, mandingo!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
    Psimet wheels - what do they weigh? Spoke count is 24/28? Could you share the cost also please [maybe on PM]?
    I saw your other thread. If Boyd and Soul are considerations, I would recommend you get a quote from psimet as well.

    Also, if you're ever going to consider a powertap, this might be the time. Psimet's powertap prices are excellent.

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    Her first time outside, virgin ride is scheduled for tomorrow.


    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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