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Colnago Titanio BiTitan

Old 05-17-20, 11:37 AM
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Colnago Titanio BiTitan







I recently acquired a Colnago Titanio BiTitan.

This is a dream come true for me since Colnago is my favorite brand and I have both steel and carbon models.

Im also please that the BiTitan model is all TI and has dual down tubes.

There are other Titanio models also very nice including the CT1, OvalMaster and MonoTitan.

The interesting part of cycling and BiTitan history is that the UCI in the later 1990s

pass rules where many Innovative ideas like the twin down tubes on this Titanio were illegal.



There is not much info on the Titanio models on the net or even the BF posts.

Would like to hear more about the different models and other owners experiences and pictures.

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Old 05-17-20, 11:42 AM
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Note that I have replaced the carbon Arundel cage with a steel version and replace the pedals with road pedals. Also plan to change the bar tape and probably go with a more classic seat like Rolls or Brooks Pro.
Also have a TI stem that would look really nice on this setup.
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Originally Posted by joesch View Post






I recently acquired a Colnago Titanio BiTitan.

This is a dream come true for me since Colnago is my favorite brand and I have both steel and carbon models.

Im also please that the BiTitan model is all TI and has dual down tubes.

There are other Titanio models also very nice including the CT1, OvalMaster and MonoTitan.

The interesting part of cycling and BiTitan history is that the UCI in the later 1990s

pass rules where many Innovative ideas like the twin down tubes on this Titanio were illegal.



There is not much info on the Titanio models on the net or even the BF posts.

Would like to hear more about the different models and other owners experiences and pictures.
And you put a Shimano drivetrain on that?! You Monster!
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Conti Ultra Sport tyres with a yellow sidewall would suit that bike perfectly. They're not super-bright yellow, instead a more dark yellow.

Very nice bike.
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Ha, I missed the dual downtubes when scrolling thru the first time. I read your mention of it and got all confused.
Very interesting!
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I've always wanted one of those dual downtube frame, they are amazing!
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Originally Posted by Litespud View Post
And you put a Shimano drivetrain on that?! You Monster!
I cant take credit as the bike came to me with Dura Ace as original. I know many of the other Master bikes used DA as I have a C40 EuroBank team bike that was setup with DA with a chain stay Specialized decal for endorsement.
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That's a beautiful bicycle, looking forward to updated pictures. Can't help but think how amazing natural cork-looking tape could look on it as it is right now (example). Otherwise, a brown leather classic saddle with brown leather tape would be great too in my opinion. And classic Dura Ace is perfectly at home on a frame like that, as much as any Campagnolo groupset.

Sorry, I don't have any info on the bicycle itself, just had to express my appreciation.
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I cant take credit as the bike came to me with Dura Ace as original. I know many of the other Master bikes used DA as I have a C40 EuroBank team bike that was setup with DA with a chain stay Specialized decal for endorsement.
My 96 Master Light came to me with Dura-Ace. I promptly replaced it with 11 speed Chorus. Italian bikes run Campy, or you have to give them up to the first person who promises them a good (ie Shimano free) home. Seriously though, beautiful bike.
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That's a very nice bike
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Originally Posted by joesch View Post






I recently acquired a Colnago Titanio BiTitan.

This is a dream come true for me since Colnago is my favorite brand and I have both steel and carbon models.

Im also please that the BiTitan model is all TI and has dual down tubes.

There are other Titanio models also very nice including the CT1, OvalMaster and MonoTitan.

The interesting part of cycling and BiTitan history is that the UCI in the later 1990s

pass rules where many Innovative ideas like the twin down tubes on this Titanio were illegal.



There is not much info on the Titanio models on the net or even the BF posts.

Would like to hear more about the different models and other owners experiences and pictures.
can i have it....please.
wow, very nice old school ride.
enjoy.
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dare i inquire as to price paid?
i ride an old 90's ti italian steed as well bianchi.
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Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
That's a beautiful bicycle, looking forward to updated pictures. Can't help but think how amazing natural cork-looking tape could look on it as it is right now (example). Otherwise, a brown leather classic saddle with brown leather tape would be great too in my opinion. And classic Dura Ace is perfectly at home on a frame like that, as much as any Campagnolo groupset.

Sorry, I don't have any info on the bicycle itself, just had to express my appreciation.
Brown Rolls saddle has now improved the appearance and ride for me.
My favorite bar tape is leather and will be next upgrade.
Campy group would be my preference but the dura ace will stay atleast for awhile, as it looks and performs very nicely.
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