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My Colnago Dream Crossing the C&V river.

Old 07-05-15, 08:12 PM
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My Colnago Dream Crossing the C&V river.

I picked up the Colnago Dream Lux about 5 years ago for 3 1/2 Benjamins. Well call it a rescue. Pretty thrashed paint, mismatched wheels, worn cassette. Sort of a Heinz 57 of parts but that's ok cause it's a fun ride with good bones. A decent used set of Colnago branded tbq wheels with chorus hubs, modest upgrades, new cables, bar tape, tires, swapped in a 50 chainwheel for the worn 53 (I'm 60, the 50 is fine).

This year it'll be my 4th STP (Seattle to Portland Classic) on the Dream. I get lots of compliments like "I loved my Dream", "That was my first real bike", "Beautiful bike, tons of character". Along the way I realized I'd turned 60 and the Dream crossed over that C&V threshold and his fast approaching 15 years old. Now I'm really going to have to take care of her. Pretty hard to restore the paint but a version of block sanding with a clear coat will preserve that character.

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A decent used set of Colnago branded tbq wheels
Nice ride and speaking of dream, you have my dream wheels. Looking for a black set of these Ambrosio Excellence TBQ wheels for my Colnago. They look great on your bike.
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Very nice, nothing wrong with a bit of character. I would love to build and ride one.
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Nice ride and speaking of dream, you have my dream wheels. Looking for a black set of these Ambrosio Excellence TBQ wheels for my Colnago. They look great on your bike.
Good eyes...Some evening hours surfing CL. Found them in Portland (Ore). Rims are a bit worn but have many thousands of miles left.
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Lucky is the man who can say, "I have a Dream". Nice bike. Carbon now is getting acknowledged as C&V. Dang, I'm getting old.
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