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Old 02-26-12, 07:21 PM
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@#$%$ colnago paint

I have adjusted the seat three or four times, never tightened the clamp past 4Nm (max states 6 on clamp). The bike was bought new in November, this didn't make me happy from a quality standpoint. I guess Colnago must have soft paint, suggestions to stop the flaking. I thought maybe a smiley sticker...........

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Old 02-26-12, 07:22 PM
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White electrical tape.
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Old 02-26-12, 08:26 PM
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Old 02-26-12, 08:59 PM
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Old 02-27-12, 02:45 AM
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Nail polish?
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Old 02-27-12, 03:00 AM
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I'd send it back!
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Old 02-27-12, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
I'd send it back!
I plan on calling the lbs and see if he can get it replaced, but I think the way it is painted will have the same result over and over, but it's worth a try. I did not expect that poor quality on this frame.

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Old 02-27-12, 07:39 AM
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It looks like tape, not paint.
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Old 02-27-12, 07:48 AM
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Oh, it's paint. Looks like the sufaces may have been prepped poorly or the overlay white color just didn't adhere to the blue properly. I cold understand and accept responsibility if it was over tightened past spec, but I am under spec on the clamp.
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Old 02-27-12, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
It looks like tape, not paint.
Yeah. I see this on Madone ISPs, carbon bars, etc.. It's a probably a sticker under the clearcoat. The plastic and adhesive of the sticker is soft so gets crushed by clamping causing the overlying clearcoat to flake off.
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Old 02-27-12, 08:04 AM
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I guess there was a reason seat posts were polished metal or chrome for the first 100 years of production.

Look at it this way, now your bike is a few milligrams lighter.
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Old 02-27-12, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by triumph.1 View Post
I plan on calling the lbs and see if he can get it replaced, but I think the way it is painted will have the same result over and over, but it's worth a try. I did not expect that poor quality on this frame.
If you spent any amount over two grand, take them to small claims court. Trust me, they will not want the media to hear about this!

Just tell them that you're going to take them to court, if you don't get satisfaction and that the news media will be notified. Tell them that you've only ridden it, just a few times, and now you have this huge problem with paint falling off!
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Old 02-28-12, 11:17 AM
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The dealer emailed me back, is out of town until next Monday and said he will follow up when he gets back. Translation, I will have to call him back next Monday because he is going to forget. I am going to ask for a replacement, but I think it is due to the design of the post, based on others I have contacted this has been an issue since the clx was introduced. So, I could keep replacing, buy a new frame (different brand) or just slap slap a strip of reflective tape on the bad area and ride. I will probably use the tape.
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Old 02-28-12, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by triumph.1 View Post
The dealer emailed me back, is out of town until next Monday and said he will follow up when he gets back. Translation, I will have to call him back next Monday because he is going to forget. I am going to ask for a replacement, but I think it is due to the design of the post, based on others I have contacted this has been an issue since the clx was introduced. So, I could keep replacing, buy a new frame (different brand) or just slap slap a strip of reflective tape on the bad area and ride. I will probably use the tape.




Well I won't be doing any Colnago business in the future, that's for sure!
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Old 02-28-12, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by triumph.1 View Post
I did not expect that poor quality on this frame.
Back in 98 I wanted a Colnago REEEEAL bad. Sitting pretty in the window, $4000 (lots of money back then). I was saving up and close to having the funds when one of the shop guys showed me something on the bike. Guy was an excellent rider so I had no reason to doubt his words and figuring he could have made a much larger sale.......

He took me over to the Colnago and said, "you can get just as good a bike in another brand for less, with Colnago, you are paying for the name". He took me over then showed me the paint on other brands, nice! Then went over to the Colnago where he showed me several drips in the paint. The way I am, if I had paid $4000 for the bike, I would have been highly disappointed once I had spotted the drips. I'd expect much more for that much money.

So it aint like poor paint hasn't been an issue with Colnago. I did get over my Colnago envy that day!
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Originally Posted by Snydermann View Post
I guess there was a reason seat posts were polished metal or chrome for the first 100 years of production.

Look at it this way, now your bike is a few milligrams lighter.
Yup, and he can make it even lighter by drilling a bunch of speed holes.
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Old 03-05-12, 03:50 PM
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I have a new post on the way. I am not confident the new one won't do the same and will probably get a different frame after this season. I was relieved the dealer helped out.
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Back in the mid-'80s I bought a very nice Gitane. Turned out to have the softest paint of any bike I've ever owned. You could almost rub it off by looking at it. Hard to imagine anything produced today would be as bad.
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this is the sort of thing people are afraid of happening when they buy an off-brand type frame... what were they thinking? my guess is was a last minute decision by somebody in the company who shouldn't be given the authority to make last minute dccisions.
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Old 03-05-12, 11:50 PM
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Duct tape fixes about everything, but seriously don't worry about it.
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Back in the mid-'80s I bought a very nice Gitane. Turned out to have the softest paint of any bike I've ever owned. You could almost rub it off by looking at it. Hard to imagine anything produced today would be as bad.
My Gitane had reasonably tough paint, but it faded quickly. The Italian paint jobs from the '70s were notoriously fragile. I always thought the paint on my Italian frame was made of something that was just a little more brittle than chiclets. Pretty though.
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Old 03-06-12, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
Duct tape fixes about everything, but seriously don't worry about it.
It's the idea of what I paid for the build and the quality I got from colnago. I'd probably feel a bit different if I'd of paid hundreds instead of thousands of dollars.
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