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Old 12-24-10, 10:48 AM
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Colnago Sportive?

What Colnago models and years would best be described as Sportive models. Sportive bikes are a little more comfortable than all-out race bike but still provide top-of-the-line performance. Sportive bikes have taller head-tubes, and might have slightly longer chainstays and wheelbase that a criterion or stage race bike, but is not a loaded touring bike.

Currently Colnago makes the C59. What steel framed bikes have Colnago made in the past that fit this description?

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Originally Posted by Barrettscv
What Colnago models and years would best be describes as Sportive models. Sportive bikes are a little more comfortable than all-out race bike but still provide top-of-the-line performance. Sportive bikes have taller head-tubes, and might have slightly longer chainstays and wheelbase that a criterion or stage race bike, but is not a loaded touring bike.

Currently Colnago makes the C59
. What steel framed bikes have Colnago made in the past that fit this description?
I don't think the C59 is touted as anything other than a bike that's made for racing. The Ace is their current "comfort road" bike. It's, of course, in a whole 'nuther price category as the C59. Pro racers have already ridden, and will be riding in 2011, the C59, as well as M10's.
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That hasn't been Colnago's thing, any more than it's been Masi's or De Rosa's or Pogliaghi's. Unless maybe you go back to the 50's-60's, when Italian frame geometry was generally a bit different. But Colnago did make a small number of more versatile frame in the early 80's, which come up for sale from time to time:

https://cgi.ebay.com/1981-Colnago-Sup...-/220712320959
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I agree with Picchio atleast as far as US imported Colnagos. I don't think I ever saw anything that was not intended to be a racer or atleast a club racer. maybe they some local Randonneurer type bike in Italy or another market.
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I'll be more precise. I'm looking for geometry that would offer a 59cm VTT, 210 to 230mm headtube and 415 -425mm chainstays.

Something like a C&V S-Works Roubaix.

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Yeah, no.
And C&V bikes don't have "VTT's", just "TT's."

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I think you need to look at seat tube angle as well, if you think "sportive" (which looks to me like a newly-coined term, at least it's not a real common one) implies high comfort.
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something like this? (not mine btw, just thought it was unusual for a colnago to sport fenders)

Vintage Colnago w/Campagnolo Nuovo Record Urban Commuter Trainer Road - $1500 (S.D.)

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Vintage 58cm Colnago frame and fork, all original paint and decals. This is a rarer frame with Campagnolo dropouts with eyelets for fenders/racks. Bike is equipped with a full early 1970's Campagnolo Nuovo Record group. Wheels have been recently built with DT Swiss touring/tandem rims and are a very stout wheelset (great for Socal's rough cement work). The bike is in very good used condition. I have purposely left the frame in original condition (there are scratches in the paint and decals); and all the components are very good useable equipment.



Please note: The pedals shown in picture are not the Nuovo Record road pedals which are included in the sale.



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