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Colnago C50 Buildup

Old 09-20-10, 08:06 PM
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Colnago C50 Buildup

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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.
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well i just as well put my campy vote in...

edit: and either fulcrum or campagnolo wheels are a great choice.

i hgear good things about easton wheels but have no personal experience.
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Old 09-20-10, 10:03 PM
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The bearings in easton wheels tend to suck. Put campy on it and get a pair of euros instead of fulcrums if you are going to go with campy. They are the same thing, both made by campy, but they say campy on them!
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I vote for Sora + velocity Deep Vs

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Old 09-20-10, 10:57 PM
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We can't advise you without first seeing pictures of said C50. I love SRAM, but go Campy if money is no object. I loved demoing bikes with high end campy.
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Sram. You know, Ernesto Colnago loves innovation. I'm sure the bike would appreciate Sram too.
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Old 09-20-10, 11:51 PM
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I've got a C50 with Di2. Works great!
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Sram. You know, Ernesto Colnago loves innovation. I'm sure the bike would appreciate Sram too.

This. Insisting on Campy is like waxing ecstatic at the welds on a Moots frame. Its called missing the point.

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Old 09-21-10, 05:31 AM
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my vote is for campy record, but of course DA or RED will work just fine.

since you asked, deda bars and stem, the colnago seatpost, shamal wheels, thats what i'd do.
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Old 09-21-10, 06:35 AM
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Well, any of the high end groups work extremely well but I gotta add to the Campy pressure here.

DA is a superb group but Pavarotti didn't sing in Japanese.

LBS owner did our last Saturday ride on a Pinnarello with the new Super Record. Beautiful and certainly as innovative as anything out there using cables.

Di2 is another level but so far out of my price range that it's just a fantasy. If you can afford it though we might just hearing some Japanese tenors.
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I've got a C50 with Di2. Works great!
This sounds yummy.
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if you're buying a groupset, this is where i got mine: https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...kkhi64jn7l0190

best price i could find. dude's name is Ben, great to deal with. i got a Red group but they have campy.
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Any groupset WILL work. If all you are going for is function. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Campagnolo and Colnago just sems so right! Like Ferrari and Momo...peanut butter and jelly....pickles and ice cream...unicorns and glitter...
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When your finished your build, what will you be happiest with..that's what I choose..Which is of course is Campy Super Record 11.
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A guy I ride with just got this one, sent to him from "friends" in Italy: https://www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/...himano-di2.jpg

(pic is huuuuge).


Di2 on a Colnago?

Sigh.

We rode with him anyway...
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I have to say that the EPS flat black is absolutely incredible.
My frame is yet to arrive but will be here this week.
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Got carried away with the Progressive Auto Insurance ad...sorry!
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Colnago C50

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Carbon, clear finish.
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Old 09-21-10, 11:53 AM
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Geez, that looks hawt!
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Super Record/Record/Chorus depending on budget

Boras/Shamal Ultras/Euros depending on budget

3T or Deda finishing kit

A Colnago frame deserves Italian kit, you know it makes sense!
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Super Record/Record/Chorus depending on budget

Boras/Shamal Ultras/Euros depending on budget

3T or Deda finishing kit

A Colnago frame deserves Italian kit, you know it makes sense!
Please explain this "finishing kit". Is it just the bar tape or more than that?
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I say go with Sram Red.

I know two guys locally with C50s, and one with an older C-40. They all have Campy. Everyone insists on putting Campy on a Colnago (there is a legitimate heritage), but following that trend will just make it another Colnago with Campy.

Try something that you don't see as much and see what you think. Additionally, if you go Sram, you know all your current wheels on your DA bikes will work, should you have any problems.

Of course, I also have a teammate with a Pinarello Prince with Sram Red and another teammate with a Willier Cento Uno SL with Sram Red.
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you'll love ultegra on that. trust me.
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Coasting - get serious this is life or death- bike bling is critical to health
Thinking I like argument that I can use other wheels and keep everything shimano/sram compatible so Red seems like the way to go
I know that goes against the emotional grain
Question now is bars and stem, stem will be a 90 and bars a 42 but deda aluminum vs carbon, experience out there?
Now that the emotional edge is blown what about Zipp bars etc
Seat SMP evolution in black, on colnago post

But before I'm banned from Italy nothing is ordered yet.

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