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This is beautiful>>>>>>>>>(13 posts)

This is beautiful>>>>>>>>>Live Steam
Jun 23, 2001 11:00 AM
Wish I could justify spending the $5500 for it. It is listed on Ebay for that price. If it fits, maybe our friend with the unlimited budget will take it at that price. It looks to be a really good deal.
re: This is beautiful>>>>>>>>>peloton
Jun 23, 2001 11:10 AM
But would you dare ride it? Or hang it in your living room?
You have to use it for what it was meant>>>>>>>Live Steam
Jun 23, 2001 11:15 AM
It has to be ridden. Thoroughbreds are meant to be ridden not just looked at. My riding prowess may not due it justice, but I would ride it.
You have to use it for what it was meant>>>>>>>peloton
Jun 22, 2001 8:09 AM
Very true. I think it's a beautiful bicycle. I would love to ride it. The only thing that stops me from saving up for a ride of that caliber is that I would be devastated if I wrecked it in a race or something. I like to ride a solid bike that I can afford to replace in case of the inevitable. Doesn't hurt to dream though. ;)
re: This is beautiful>>>>>>>>>Skip
Jun 23, 2001 12:07 PM
So pretty. Gee, I wonder who makes it?
Well . . ,12x23
Jun 23, 2001 4:52 PM
I dunno. Saw one once, said the same thing aloud, guy next to me says he has a friend in the industry who had seen one, said he thought it was a Nishiki, or something. ;-)
Jun 23, 2001 1:42 PM
I guess it's a matter of taste. I like Colnago and I like Ferrari, but that looks like it was left in the microwave too long...
I'm with youtommyb
Jun 23, 2001 5:55 PM
I generally don't say anything bad about anyone's dream ride, but this one's not for me. I love the traditional lines of lugged steel. I love the beautiful curves of a Calfee tandem. I was blown away the first time a saw an original Kestrel with C-Record and Delta brakes. This, however, just looks wrong, like a 600 pound gorilla sat on it. On the other hand, if someone has one, and is willing to loan it out for a test ride, I'm game...
i tend to agreeCliff Oates
Jun 23, 2001 6:00 PM
but my favorite ride has a lot of henry james bits holding things together. the wheels do look pretty sweet though.
re: This is beautiful>>>>>>>>>Chuck D
Jun 23, 2001 2:44 PM
That's wild! Which frameset is that? I'm not familiar enough with
the colnago line to know this one. Looks like all carbon fiber.
re: I like Colnagos, but.............;sykelist
Jun 23, 2001 9:04 PM
.....this is a bit over the top. I'm enough of a relic to still prefer lugged steel, so I think I'll keep my Classic. Love to give it a test ride though.
This is the auction description for this>>>>>>>>>Live Steam
Jun 24, 2001 5:34 AM
This is the fabulous Ferrari engineered Colnago C-35. Considered a piece of 'rolling sculpture', this 52cm example is brand new (out of box for photos only). Impossible to find in the US, this bike sets new standards for performance and looks. Beautiful to look at, and thrilling to ride, it is truly the pinnacle of cyclesports. The "C-35" frame reflects the outcome of a hi-tec collaboration between Colnago and Ferrari Engineering. The frame and the front fork are a genuine "monocoque", integrally moulded incorporating the carbon in both woven and roving formats. Polymerization of the material is entirely an autoclave process, effected at high pressure and temperature with the guarantee of an absolute correct fiber distribution. The fundamental characteristic is high efficiency, reflected in the high rigidity-to-weight ratio of the frame. The frame design is particulary elegant and combines a classic and advanced form concept. The bike features the following equipment set: Campagnolo Record 10 accessories, Look 296 racing pedal set, Ergal 7075 bars, and Vittoria tublar Kevlar tires on fantastic Colnago carbon fibre wheels. The paint work on the frame has to be seen to be appreciated. A true work of art, the combination of raw carbon fibre, and exquisite paint work and colour is coated with a clear coating. No bike ever produced garners the attention this does! The C-35 has a suggested retail of $8200 in the US (if you could find one). This bike is offered for thousands less. Don't miss your chance of owning the most unique and rare racing bike on the market today.
History of this bike: Colnago C-35dash
Jun 24, 2001 12:28 PM
Colnago started making his bikes in 1954. C-35 went into production in 1989. It was a major breakthrough in carbon fiber manufacturing with a 54cm frame weighing in at less than 3 pounds. You can watch a whole movie on the subject at

In 1991 Colnago and Ferrari announced a limited edition of this frame with carbon wheels. Due to limited sizes and angles of the one-piece carbon frame design (each geometry must have a single mould), as well as high production cost, Colnago steered towards the lug and tube approach. First, only the tubes were carbon and lugs were aluminium (thus Colnago Carbitubo was born). But then in 1994 - again in collaboration with Ferrari - Colnago came up with the C-40. Its main feature is that carbon lugs are NOT glued to tubes, but melded together using resin transfer method.

In 1996 Colnago made another monocoque (one-piece) carbon frame, the C-42. It was used by Abraham Olano (Mapei) in 79th Giro d'Italia.
C-40 however remained one of the longest survivors of the peloton thanks to its design flexibility, excellent rigidity/compliance and light weight and relatively low manufacturing expenses.

Tvelve years after the introduction of the C-35, Colnago and Ferrari are trying it again: 2001 saw yet another (the third one in ten years!) limited edition run of a carbon monocoque frame - what should have probably been C-47, but instead called the CF1 (Colanago for Ferrari). The frame is "cooked" at the Ferrari manufacturing facility in Modena in Northern Italy and assembled at the Colnago factory in Cambiago (Milano):

Happy riding-