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    colnago bi-titan

    its here ! its here! I just need some paint stripper and cranks! Its so incredibly light.

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    Dear Dog; that is going to make one gorgeously fine ride!

    Have fun with the stripping and riding.















    oooooh, sounds kinda dirty. i like it.
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    what's with the double downtube?
    when I picked my bike up from the welders he was setting another bike on the jig that looked like it was going to have something similar.... but I didn't ask about it....

    possibly sturdier frame? but heavier as well I should think....

    looks awsome though!!!!

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    That is one cool colnago!
    un por ciento...

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    Possibly stiffer. I wouldn't expect that weight would suffer too much one way or the other. I'm sure if you sat down with some frame building reference material about stiffness and tube diameter and did a little math you could probably figure out the weight/stiffness difference between the two. But that sounds like more work than it's worth.

    Instead I'll just post a link to a nice Duall that I saw parked outside work one day that features similar downtube construction plus internally lugged tubes.

    http://www.zweknu.org/blog/index.rht...&c=T&ft=T#p633

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    Quote Originally Posted by sohi
    its here ! its here! I just need some paint stripper and cranks! Its so incredibly light.

    What kind of lens did you use to shoot that picture?
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    Nice bike but why on earth would he (or she) use that gear combo. And don't get me started on the lock holder uglying up that frame.


    --edit...I'm refering to the pic that boston posted not your's Sohi. BTW please post a pic after the paint job.
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    Sweet, Sohi! Have fun with that one...Colnagos are, what's the word...sublime.
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    Yup, I was wondering the same. There's some speculation that the person who owns that bike doesn't fully appreciate it, whatever that means. It's got the lock bracket, it's in a silly gear, it's locked up outside the Museum of Science.

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    Why would you repaint? I like the color scheme.

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    i think the downtubes are there for stiffness but its an old
    model and has been replaced. I bought it mainly for looks and
    because its a little "exotic"

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    labratmatt:
    I am not a big fan of swirly airbrush paintjobs. I would be happy
    with just one of the 4(!) colours. But since its titanium it doesnt
    need any paint at all. especially not that nasty chiping italian paint job. the fork is chromed under the paint. I think I will strip it and
    leave it naked

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    hot dam.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by skitbraviking
    What kind of lens did you use to shoot that picture?
    If your camera is capable of complete manual overide, set lens for very shallow depth of field. Most SLR's, both film and digital allow you to select depth with ease.
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    Stripping a Colnago paintjob?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Who
    Stripping a Colnago paintjob?


    There goes half the value of the frame.....!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    There goes half the value of the frame.....!
    hehe. If money had anything to do with it I wouldnt have bought a
    brittle russian made frame painted by a blind alcoholic

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    my guess as to the benefit of the double downtube would be the same stiffness argument as Jeff Jones' 3d space frame. The tubes side by side offer similar (if not greater) vertical compliance by virtue of their short vertical height, yet offer extremely stiff lateral strength, so the BB will flex less under power. Of course, it could be for looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasted weasel
    what's with the double downtube?
    when I picked my bike up from the welders he was setting another bike on the jig that looked like it was going to have something similar.... but I didn't ask about it....

    possibly sturdier frame? but heavier as well I should think....

    looks awsome though!!!!

    tell us, tell us, a welder? or a frame builder.....in To?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myxbyx
    tell us, tell us, a welder? or a frame builder.....in To?
    both, are you living in Toronto?

    Check these guys out (it was hard to find the shop at first).... they replaced the vert drop outs with track ends on a crappy old steel bike I had, and re-spaced the stays for a 120mm track hub instead of 135. They do some really decorative lug work as well....


    biseagal

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    i am making some progress in building this thing up. the worst bit was when i realized that my
    brand new campy track cranks have a too narrow q-factor to go past the chainstays. AAARGH!

    striping...







    rrraw


    feels like velvet now

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    mmm as much as i dont like swirly paint jobs.. thats still painful to watch..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloppy robot
    mmm as much as i dont like swirly paint jobs.. thats still painful to watch..
    i know what you mean. i had to get over it too. but the bike was sitting in my flat with a couple
    of parts on it for quite a while and it was just too ugly. doesnt match any parts be it chrome or
    black etc. it was just a mess...

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    Are you going to try to find some colnago decals for it?
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    and what aboout the braze-ons? i have a ciocc im building.. adn those shifter connector thingys really bug me.. are you just going to leave them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Are you going to try to find some colnago decals for it?
    yea..i was thinking about these...

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...140681969&rd=1

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