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Colnago C50 Buildup

Old 09-22-10, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6
Please explain this "finishing kit". Is it just the bar tape or more than that?
Finishing kit usually means bars, stem, seatpost and saddle, the key parts being the frame, groupset and wheels.
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Originally Posted by OldmanTN
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Without starting a battle. Acquired a Colnago C50 Frame and fork. Now taking my time. What is the collective wisdom? Considering Sram Red, I am sure to get a response for Campy camp. I have DA on my other bikes. This bike would be built to do longer rides on our chip and seal roads which can be hard on the bones.
Would like to build as light as possible of course. Thoughts on stem and bars. Thoughts on cranks. Other choices include wheels, have Reynolds Assault, Easton EA90 or fulcrums would go better with Campy. Will send pics soon, frame is black 2008. Interested what others have done. Constructive thoughts appreciated. This is the dream bike.
(Rabobank in 2007 had the Extreme C and EP outfitted with Dura-Ace)

- CK headset (if it's not already on there; the standard Al. is lighter than the Ti)
- SRAM Red (Shifters, Crankset, RD, Force FD, Cassette)
* You can optionally tune the RD to save 30-40 grams to make it sub 100g depending on your weight-weenie-ism
- Zero Gravity 0G-Ti brakes
- Schmolke TLO Seatpost
- Schmolke TLO Bars (whatever shape you prefer)
- Tune AC14 skewers
- Yokozuna cables (Sell the Gore Ride-Ons that come with the Red shifters), or Nokons if you really need to save the weight.

Wheels:
- Use what you have but put on 25's (you have to try out different brands because different people prefer different qualities), but get 25's and don't over-inflate.

Nice bike, good luck!
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Old 09-22-10, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by clx1
Finishing kit usually means bars, stem, seatpost and saddle, the key parts being the frame, groupset and wheels.
Ah, got it, thanks. I was oversimplifying.
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whats op's budget for components?

Id say red or durace just becuase he could exchange parts with his other bikes. Campy would be nice, it all depends on the budget and the carisma.
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I stopped dating charisma a long time ago, she was expensive and demanding. I spent all my money on her and she didn't look one bit better.

Frame cme in today, pics when I get a moment.
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Campy is the only thing that should go on an Italian frame, you have your choice of Record or Super Record, that's it.
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Looks like campy shamal deda and not red is consensus. What about zipp bars vs 3T vs Deda? Particularly want to know if too flexy and if failed early.
As an aside, what is the life in miles of a colnago carbon, not wrecked just rode to death. Anyone had one fail? What about fatigue failure in a light frame like a Cervelo R3?

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Old 09-23-10, 11:28 PM
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remember, 3t is fare game as well. they are italian an seem to be the hottest thing going.

i have two road bikes, one with itm bars/stem and the other with deda

both are italian. they both seem very equal, but the itm bars have the wing shaped top section and i wouldnt trade it for anything. besides its good looks, its a great place to put your hand or forearms.
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So the final build


Campy super record 11 and cranks
SMP Selle composit seat
Look Keo Ti Blade pedals
3T Ltd Carbon bars
3T ARX pro Stem
Campy Shamal 2 Way wheelset
Ravx Bottle cages
Cyfi Speaker
Garmin 800
Cinelli Gel Cork Bar Tape

Thanks for input and assist and support.
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Originally Posted by OldmanTN
So the final build


Campy super record 11 and cranks
SMP Selle composit seat
Look Keo Ti Blade pedals
3T Ltd Carbon bars
3T ARX pro Stem
Campy Shamal 2 Way wheelset
Ravx Bottle cages
Cyfi Speaker
Garmin 800
Cinelli Gel Cork Bar Tape

Thanks for input and assist and support.
Worthless without pics!
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Old 01-28-11, 10:31 AM
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Yup, sounds awesome, but i want to see it with my eyes. Lots of pics too.
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Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs
I vote for Sora + velocity Deep Vs
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Originally Posted by OldmanTN
Thanks for input and assist and support.
I didn't provide any input, but I'd like to see some pics.
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Nevermind. That saddle is too busy, but otherwise, very nice.
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Originally Posted by jermso
Nice! (Except for the valve stem caps.)

I noticed the King Headset - my '08 C50 frame came with the Colnago headset. Do they still come that way?
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