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What ya think of Colnago Geo(12 posts)

What ya think of Colnago Geodave woof
Nov 7, 2001 6:44 PM
Just curious.I fnslly got my Colnago Dream Plus in the Geo paint scheme. (continents in orange with blue background). It's either extremely gaudy/ugly or really pretty. Haven't decided yet. What do you guys think? (Will post pic when I take one)
Love it!tarwheel
Nov 7, 2001 7:28 PM
Personally, I think the Geo Colnagos are some of the coolest looking bikes I've ever seen. But I've always liked maps. Now, if started seeing a whole bunch of them, it might lose some of its appeal.
I like it "in person" ... in pics it sucks!CT1
Nov 7, 2001 9:27 PM
I have a CT1 in GEO on order. If I hadn't seen one up close and personal I NEVER would have ordered it. IMHO, the GEO frames look freaky/guady in pics.

Agreed. Very cool up close and personal.bill
Nov 8, 2001 1:11 PM
why would someone order that paint job, though, if they didn't love it?
would love a new colnago but......dupe
Nov 7, 2001 11:34 PM
none of their paint appeals except maybe a few black versions that ive seen.

call me a traditionalist.....

this is actually for sale
how do you size a colnago?colker
Nov 8, 2001 2:05 AM
they measure c-t, their seat angles are steeper, their frames are made to work with long stems... any hints for a 53cm c-c kind of body?
check standover height!nfm
Nov 8, 2001 4:50 AM
not really that differentColnagoFE
Nov 8, 2001 8:31 AM
Though they use what is called "Freuhler" contruction for their larger frames (extention of the seat tube above the top tube) which makes the frame size a bit hard to compare to other manufacturers since they measure C/T. I rode a 61cm Merlin XL standard TT stock (fairly standard geometry) and now I ride a 62cm Colnago. Not a whole lot of difference. Use a 110 stem on both. Geometry varies by size as well.
like most others...C-40
Nov 9, 2001 9:24 AM
The sizing on the C-40 is from center of BB to bottom of the seat tube clamp, which is a fraction of a centimeter different than normal c-t. For all practical purposes it's center to top measurement.

My 55cm has the same standover height and head tube length of any typical 55cm (c-t) frame, like Litespeed for example. The 74 degree STA effectively lengthens the top tube from 54.3cm to 55.5cm, which is the same as a 55cm Litespeed, with a 73 degree STA. I use the same 110mm stem on both brands. Only the nominal location of the saddle on the seatpost is different.
re: What ya think of Colnago Geozero1
Nov 8, 2001 5:08 AM
i purchased a colnago mxl back in august in the mapei paint scheme...this bike rides great...i have no regrets buying it..i really like all of colnago's paint schemes...ride safe....
Nov 8, 2001 5:14 AM
to each her own
re: What ya think of Colnago GeoHelduser
Nov 8, 2001 2:26 PM
When I first saw one I thought why in the hell would you want your bike to look like it was wearing army fatigues. Especially at that price. I saw a frame that they were trying to give away at a steal of a price at the trexlertown swap this year. As much as I wanted it and the price was right about $1000 for frame and fork. I just could ride something that looked like that. Just my opinion. I getting over my colnago woes by buying a trek 5200 w/ chorus and ksyriums. I'll be looking like a stealth fighter on that thing. More the boeing look than the army fatigue green.