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I love my new bike, but I'm not worthy :-)(8 posts)

I love my new bike, but I'm not worthy :-)mwood
May 9, 2002 5:05 PM
I just got done with my first ride on my brand-spanking-new
Colnago Asso...WOW! After the Cannondale I've ridden for the last few years, it is like going from a 286 chip to a Pentium! The difference in feel between the old 2.8 series Cannondale and the Colnago aluminum is incredible. Still very stiff, but so much better at dampening road irregularities. I'm not sure how much is attributable to the carbon Flash fork fitted, but it is a remarkable difference.
This was also my first experience with any new Campy group, the bike being fitted with a Centaur triple. I wasn't sure about the ERGO shifters at first, being used to STI, but quickly got used to them. I hear they just get better with some mileage, they seem to work just fine, now. This is also the first road bike I've ridden with a triple chainring group. The jury's still out on that one, I took my normal ride up nearby Mt. Diablo (33 miles round trip, a bit over 4000' of climbing, maximum sustained grade at 10-11%) and never needed to use the lowest two gears...I'll probably be glad I have it as a bailout on the next long ride w/lots of climbing I do.
The only problem with the bike is it is just TOO pretty. Not only am I dreading the first scratch, I also have gone from a semi-Fred to a semi-poser, overnight. The Colnago name, the beautiful black/yellow paint w/bright yellow Colnago bar tape...I know its no C40 or anything, but it still is going to put a lot of pressure on me to improve upon my times on the various rides we do!
re: I love my new bike, but I'm not worthy :-)Snakebit
May 9, 2002 5:18 PM
Congratulations. It sounds like a sweet ride. I just got my new bike about three weeks ago and it is more bike than I will ever deserve. I got a Steelman from GVH and the Chorus kit. I was worried about switching to ergo also, but like you, it was no problem. I loved my old bike, but this one is lighter. quicker, and has turned me into Superfred. Have a great summer.
re: why you worthless sack of...Akirasho
May 9, 2002 5:18 PM
... or in other words, Congratz on your new ride! As long as you use and enjoy it, you're not a fred or poser (unless your name is Fred or Poser).

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Nuthin like a new horse in the stable ...congrats nmDjudd
May 9, 2002 6:05 PM
re: I love my new bike, but I'm not worthy :-)guido
May 9, 2002 8:29 PM
But you will be by the end of the season. Nothing like a new colt to pump up the adrenalin! Ernesto knows what he's about, doesn't he?

More power to ya, man! Just wait for yer buds at the top of the hill!
You are absolutely right!grandemamou
May 10, 2002 3:47 AM
So send it to me. Just kidding. By all means appreciate the beauty, but Ernesto would not be pleased unless you took it out and gave it a good flogging.
Enjoy and don't worry.djg
May 10, 2002 6:38 AM
If your check cleared you are worthy. The fact is, Ernesto actually likes to sell some bikes every year.

Of course, I got mine through Rabobank (you know, I'd read about them in Pro Cycling, look at the pictures, think: hey, gotta get me one of those...)
cool, but you didn't mention RRP :-) nmDougSloan
May 10, 2002 6:42 AM