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Woohooo!!!! New frameset on it's way...Colnago CX-1

Old 11-05-10, 07:05 PM
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Woohooo!!!! New frameset on it's way...Colnago CX-1

After planning on purchasing a Fuji Altamira for a while (since I first saw it) I ended up having a change of heart. For some reason I have been checking out a bunch of different bike sites and then for some reason I gave WrenchScience a phone call. After that call I gave them another call, followed by a couple more calls. After the fifth or six call I ended up giving them a bunch of numbers that were on my paypal debit card.

Well, once all was said and done I said thank you, they said thank you, and they will be sending me a tracking number tomorrow. This should be arriving at my door next Tuesday.

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the crazy shopper returns















and congratulations.. should look sweet.
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Old 11-05-10, 08:15 PM
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the crazy shopper returns
I don't know what you're talking about.
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One of the best frames out there. Nice choice. The Altimara looks nice, but I just don't get the whole integrated seatpost thing. Plus the Sl-1 was light, but average in all other departments so I am not sure how well the Altimara will turn out.. I got to spend some time on a CX-1 and it is a very nice ride.
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Old 11-05-10, 08:37 PM
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I can't even keep up with you!
Anybody can keep up with my slow butt, however I am going to be going slow on a pretty decent bike.
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WAY nicer than the Fuji. Be sure to put Campy on that frame!
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WAY nicer than the Fuji. Be sure to put Campy on that frame!
Sorry, going with SRAM red shifters, SRAM Quarq crankset, and SRAM force derailleurs. Taking the parts off my Kestrel to build it.
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Nice frame LowCel!!! Congrats!!
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Sorry, going with SRAM red shifters, SRAM Quarq crankset, and SRAM force derailleurs. Taking the parts off my Kestrel to build it.
Well Ernesto would be disapointed not going Campy, but you already have the components so you might as well swap them over and save yourself some money for other upgrade.
BTW - that's an especially nice looking frame.
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Nice, but what's wrong with the kestrel? It's new, isn't it? I really really like that kestrel.
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Nice, but what's wrong with the kestrel? It's new, isn't it? I really really like that kestrel.
Nothing is wrong with the Kestrel, I just don't like the green on it so I'm getting something different. I knew when I bought the Kestrel that it was only a temporary bike so it certainly served it's purpose.
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Such a gorgeous frame. Can't wait to see it built up. Care to let me take it for a spin once it's built?
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Such a gorgeous frame. Can't wait to see it built up. Care to let me take it for a spin once it's built?
Thank you, you're welcome to try it out anytime.
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What kind of imbecile posts a thread about his new bike purchase before he even has it in his hands?
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What kind of imbecile posts a thread about his new bike purchase before he even has it in his hands?
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LowCel Vaporware.

Colnago. God help us. My racing pal Don had a Colnago Bititan (Ti frame) in the mid 90's. It snapped in two places. He rides a Cervelo now.
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Colnago. God help us. My racing pal Don had a Colnago Bititan (Ti frame) in the mid 90's. It snapped in two places. He rides a Cervelo now.
So after he snapped his Colnago he gave up? That is so sad.
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So after he snapped his Colnago he gave up? That is so sad.
Hey that was 15 years ago in my 35+ youth.
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Honest question. What makes this better than the Kestrel frame?
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Honest question. What makes this better than the Kestrel frame?
It doesn't have green on it. On top of that I have always lusted over Colnago's so I just couldn't pass this one up.
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he bought the name..................



nice bike.
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It doesn't have green on it. On top of that I have always lusted over Colnago's so I just couldn't pass this one up.
Sounds like a good reason to me then. What's that Kestrel gonna run when you're done with it? Cause I dig the green
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he bought the name..................



nice bike.
Hey now, I also bought the clover.
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Sounds like a good reason to me then. What's that Kestrel gonna run when you're done with it? Cause I dig the green
Dunno, the shop owner might be buying it when I get rid of it.
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Nice choice! My LBS (Big Bang Bicycles) is a Colnago dealer, so I constantly eye all the Colnago candy while there. Lucky for me, I get to go there later today to look for a headlight.
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