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Old 11-30-16, 08:50 AM
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Saddle is fugly. Would have been a tiny bit hotter if seatpost and stem were from same manufacturer. Sram/Shimano mix isn't helping. Lastly, Gatorskins will never be hot in my book.
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Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
The saddle seems to be clamped right around the middle section of the rails. The big nose makes the saddle look like it's jammed forward on the seatpost.

Oh, and I would guesstimate the stem to be 110 mm.
That's exactly it-- the saddle is a weirdo TT thing, so it's visually nose heavy. A normal saddle looks, well, more normal in that position. That's indeed a 110mm stem.

As for the rest of it, this is a spare bike, so it eats up a lot of discarded parts from other builds, as well as a sprinkling of Craigslist and junk store bits. I work with what I have, or can buy for under $15.

I'd love to someday have a full SRAM Red group all around this thing, because that would look dope, but all my other bikes are Shimano-centric, and that's a good amount of coin to drop on something that started its life with me as a $250 secondhand frame. For now, the SRAM/Shimano works beyond reproach, and pleases me to no end.

It is getting an ENVE fork (NOT under $15) and a better saddle soon enough, so perhaps all y'all will like it a little better then.

Thanks for all the comments!

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Old 11-30-16, 03:05 PM
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Here is my '07 Colnago Extreme Power. Campy Record with Zero Gravity featherweight brakes. FSA wingbars & Speedplay Ti Frogs. Easton/Velomax wheels w/Velomax hubs. Michelin tires.
It rails pretty nicely.
Hot or not.

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Old 11-30-16, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxacceleration View Post
Here is my '07 Colnago Extreme Power. Campy Record with Zero Gravity featherweight brakes. FSA wingbars & Speedplay Ti Frogs. Easton/Velomax wheels w/Velomax hubs. Michelin tires.
It rails pretty nicely.
Hot or not.

Although not staged correctly (wheels), it's hot. Would rather see something different for bar tape color
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I new stem and bar tape. saddle tilt seems a little too forward doesn't it? hmm

I happen to have white pedals too, but too lazy to put them on. besides, the beat up pedals gives it character.
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Old 12-01-16, 04:46 AM
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^ Oh, yeah.

Originally Posted by BeginnersMind View Post
As for the rest of it, this is a spare bike, so it eats up a lot of discarded parts from other builds, as well as a sprinkling of Craigslist and junk store bits. I work with what I have, or can buy for under $15.
I like the bike as a whole, looks purposeful. The Red crank also matches the rest of the Ultegra groupset quite well, and all of the components match the frame so it all works together visually. The TT saddle is the only thing that really stands out for me.
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Old 12-01-16, 07:36 AM
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My bike frame. Out of the three higher end road bikes I've had, the original was the best fit. While the components were problematic, I should've kept the frame and just upgraded them. I have fought to make my more recent purchases fit, whereas the first just gelled perfectly. Live and learn...
Are you looking for the "upgrade regret" thread? It's thatta way ------>
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Old 12-01-16, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
Although not staged correctly (wheels), it's hot. Would rather see something different for bar tape color
At the time I never thought of a 'staging' photo. Everything is there though. I WAS thinking candy APPLE red bar TAPE.
Thanks!
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Old 12-01-16, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Saddle is fugly. Would have been a tiny bit hotter if seatpost and stem were from same manufacturer. Sram/Shimano mix isn't helping. Lastly, Gatorskins will never be hot in my book.
Needs gumwalls, amirite?
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Old 12-01-16, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Needs gumwalls, amirite?
Not in this case

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Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
I new stem and bar tape. saddle tilt seems a little too forward doesn't it? hmm

I happen to have white pedals too, but too lazy to put them on. besides, the beat up pedals gives it character.
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Hot for sure assuming the color is in fact purple...but still hot if not. I would have stuck with a black stem.
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Originally Posted by Da Reef View Post
Hot for sure assuming the color is in fact purple...but still hot if not. I would have stuck with a black stem.
poor fluorescent lighting at the apartment. color is royal blue. looks even more purrdy in real lighting.

I needed a 130 stem, and this was the best option on ebay in terms of performance and price, and it happens to be white. the new 40 cm handlebars also happens to be white, so I put on white tape to make it a set.

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Old 12-01-16, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxacceleration View Post
Here is my '07 Colnago Extreme Power. Campy Record with Zero Gravity featherweight brakes. FSA wingbars & Speedplay Ti Frogs. Easton/Velomax wheels w/Velomax hubs. Michelin tires.
It rails pretty nicely.
Hot or not.

Not really. It looks like a very nice bike, and I rather like it, but the distribution of the white areas is incomprehensible. Maybe if it had a white saddle, but I dunno.... No, that wouldn't do it.

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Old 12-01-16, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxacceleration View Post
Here is my '07 Colnago Extreme Power. Campy Record with Zero Gravity featherweight brakes. FSA wingbars & Speedplay Ti Frogs. Easton/Velomax wheels w/Velomax hubs. Michelin tires.
It rails pretty nicely.
Hot or not.

After falling in love with my team mate's C60, I have a new found love for Colnagos.

I'd switch the tires to plain black. It's too matchy-matchy. Everything else looks good!
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Old 12-01-16, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by KantoBoy View Post
After falling in love with my team mate's C60, I have a new found love for Colnagos.

I'd switch the tires to plain black. It's too matchy-matchy. Everything else looks good!
As a spin on this theme, if those decals come off the wheels, those wheels might look really sharp with the rest of the bike, red sidewall and all.
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@Maxacceleration, are those ergo K-Wing bars on that Colnago? They look different from the compact K-Wing bars on my bike below. So comfy. I love them.

2002 Fuji Roubaix powder coated. 105 group. Dura Ace 9000 C24 wheels. Thompson stem/cap/post/clamp. Fizik but ripped and replacing with a Fabric saddle.

Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed G+ were put on right before the pictures. I haven't even sat on the bike with these tires and can't wait to actually ride them.








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@Maxacceleration, are those ergo K-Wing bars on that Colnago? They look different from the compact K-Wing bars on my bike below. So comfy. I love them.

2002 Fuji Roubaix powder coated. 105 group. Dura Ace 9000 C24 wheels. Thompson stem/cap/post/clamp. Fizik but ripped and replacing with a Fabric saddle.

Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed G+ were put on right before the pictures. I haven't even sat on the bike with these tires and can't wait to actually ride them.








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Very nice. The polar fits in nice with the fsa bars color scheme. Please give feedback on the tires.
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@Maxacceleration, are those ergo K-Wing bars on that Colnago? They look different from the compact K-Wing bars on my bike below. So comfy. I love them.



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Tim, my bars do not state K-Wing anywhere on them. Being '07 parts things may have chnged, and yes your bars look more compact than mine.
The stem only states K Force...




Your bike looks well balanced.
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I don't want to see those bikes again... quick, someone post a HOT HOT ride.

& let's take another moment to appreciate this

HOT.. However, I'd like to see it with a vintage saddle, or a modern seatpost.

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^ sorry, but that is not hot. You said post a picture of something hot, but you didn't do that.
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Originally Posted by KantoBoy View Post
After falling in love with my team mate's C60, I have a new found love for Colnagos.

I'd switch the tires to plain black. It's too matchy-matchy. Everything else looks good!
agree on the black tires, and murder out the wheels too...the frame colors are plenty busy, really don't need a bunch of stuff competing with that.

also, some fresh white bar tape and a white saddle would be good.
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Tim, my bars do not state K-Wing anywhere on them. Being '07 parts things may have chnged, and yes your bars look more compact than mine.
Thanks.

Yours are one of the previous iterations of FSA "Wing" bars.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
^ sorry, but that is not hot. You said post a picture of something hot, but you didn't do that.
this is your bike dude
[QUOTE=TenSpeedV2;17762688]

please stop talking.

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Need to cut steerer, anything otherwise?
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
Although not staged correctly (wheels), it's hot. Would rather see something different for bar tape color
Get the stickers off the wheels, black bar tape, some respectable tires, etc. Bike has potential.
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