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Colnago BiTitanio?(4 posts)

Colnago BiTitanio?dzrider
Apr 8, 2002 5:37 AM
I test road one this weekend and found it to be comfortable and quite nimble. I was surprised by it's stiffness, closer to the middle of the spectrum than the flexible end of the spectrum. Anybody know anything about these bikes?
What size and what city?Spoke Wrench
Apr 8, 2002 5:57 AM
I'm there!
Can only guess the size.dzrider
Apr 8, 2002 6:53 AM
I measured from the pedal spindle to the top of the seat @ 36 in. to see if it would work for me; it did and I ride 55 or 56 cm bikes. It's at Pig Iron bike shop in Glastonbury, CT. It's used, in very good shape, with Daytona parts. The Deda stem creaks when standing and rocking the bike. Other than that it works as is.
re: Colnago BiTitanio?PaulCL
Apr 8, 2002 7:17 AM
The Bititan is my main ride. I've put about 15-18,000 miles on mine, so I guess you could say I know a few things about these frames.

Be careful. If the top tube is diamond shape - then its' OK. If the top tube is round, I would hesitate before buying the frame. These frames had breakage problems at the bottom bracket where the double downtubes meet the BB. Colnago revamped the style and fixed the problem. The way to tell the 'better' version is the diamond top tube.

The frames are incredibly light and strong. Mine is built up with Campy Record, speeddream wheels, Vittoria Corsa CX TT clinchers, and profit pedals. It comes in around 16lbs for the 58cm version that I ride. Stiff. Responsive. I love it.

Post any questions you might have - 'cause I love talking about my bititan. Paul