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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-12-10, 05:31 PM   #1
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Colnago CX-1 build complete!!!

I just finished up the build on my Colnago CX-1. I plan on making a few changes before Spring but for the time being it is complete. Better pictures will come later.




Frameset - Colnago CX-1
Wheels - Psimet 50mm carbon rims w/ White Industry Hubs
Stem - FSA OS190 - to be upgraded later
Handlebar - RaceFace Revolution - possibly upgraded later
Seatpost - Colnago carbon
Saddle - Selle Italia SLR
Brakes - Planet-X CNC
Bottom Bracket - TruVativ GXP
Crankset - SRAM Quarq compact
Front Der - SRAM Force
Rear Der - SRAM Force
Cassette - Shimano 105 12/27 - to be upgraded later
Chain - KNC X10 Gold
Cables and Housing- Gore Ride On
Cages - Elite Custom
Pedals - Speedplay Zero Stainless
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Old 12-12-10, 05:34 PM   #2
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It's a beauty. Enjoy it when the weather gets better!
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I'm sorry I had to resort to threats to get you to finish it, but it does look good!
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Old 12-12-10, 05:47 PM   #4
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Awesome job... I bet you can't wait for some nice spring like weather to enjoy it.
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Sweet bike.

Btw, there's a man in your fish tank.
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You build some sweet bikes.
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nice.
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Wow. And I thought the Colnago Master bike was beautiful. This one takes the cake!
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Awesome job... I bet you can't wait for some nice spring like weather to enjoy it.
Thanks, it's not going to be easy waiting.

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Sweet bike.

Btw, there's a man in your fish tank.
Thanks, luckily that guy can hold his breath for a long time!

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Wow. And I thought the Colnago Master bike was beautiful. This one takes the cake!
Thank you all very much.
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My OCD cannot overlook the fact that the paint on the fork and headtube do not match exactly.
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My OCD cannot overlook the fact that the paint on the fork and headtube do not match exactly.
Bugs me too but they are all like that.
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How does the sweet ride feel on turns, ascents, and decents does it have a good sprint???
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How does the sweet ride feel on turns, ascents, and decents does it have a good sprint???
I have no idea, when I ride it in a month or two I'll be sure to post a ride report.
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DUDE! 105 Cassette???? WTF!@#$%^&*
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It's temporary.
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for me the piece de resistance is the gold chain. very nicee
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Weight?
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DUDE! 105 Cassette???? WTF!@#$%^&*
sweet bike
there is nothing wrong with that. my "everyday" record equipped bike has a centaur cassette and veloce chain. my "good" bike has a record chain and cassette. no reason to expose expensive wearable parts to excessive miles and poor weather (especially when the cheap stuff functions the same)


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i should also mention, i am a traditionalist when it comes to italian frames but if your not going campy, you just as well hit it out of the park with fsa, sram, raceface, planetx, and kmc.

Great build!
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Weight?
Heavy.

It is around 16.5 lbs right now. I hope to get it down to below 16 which I think is decent with the 50mm clinchers and the SRAM Quarq crankset.
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Very nice. I see you went with the snow camo bar tape.
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One of the hottest bikes I've seen. Period.
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Very nice. I see you went with the snow camo bar tape.
Yep, couldn't pass up the snow camo tape. It's a very limited edition tape.

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Thank you very much, I really appreciate it.
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Hey Hey! Its done, now what are you OCD'ers gonna do now? Nice Job as always LC.
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MORE PICS! You have a killer camera, use it, man! haha. But, no really, awesome build and great finished product. makes me jealous! Now, get that thing on the rollers and test it out!
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OMG! it's only a little past 8 pm on the West Coast... THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT YET!!! To be able to see your project being completed is such an awesome feeling! It looks good bro'!
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