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2003 Colnago & DeRosa(13 posts)

2003 Colnago & DeRosaAvanti Guy
Sep 3, 2002 4:28 AM
Check out the following link for a new all carbon Colnago,
http://www.cyclecomponents.com/images/eurobike2002/2002-08-30/stor/100-0042_IMG.JPG

Check out the rear stays on that thing, not sure if you would ever get me to ride one of those, again looks like an "old man with too much money" type bike.
Now if it were my cash I would prefer something more like this...
There does seem to be a big trend towards combining Alu with Carbon this year, kinda of like last year but with carbon tubes as well as rear end...
colnago frame questionFez
Sep 3, 2002 4:50 AM
who's signature is on the colnago top tube near the seat?
Ernesto Colnago (nm)lonefrontranger
Sep 3, 2002 5:21 AM
Now, why does one look like a bike you'd want and not the other?bill
Sep 3, 2002 5:21 AM
They both are Record-equipped, flashy, zooty bikes. Is it just that Colnago is a bigger, more-marketed manufacturer? Is it the design? I guess I've heard grumblings about Colnago's quality control that I've never heard about DeRosa, but mostly from people who don't own them. Everyone I know that has a Colnago loves it.
You're looking at the little split or whatever in the chainstaybill
Sep 3, 2002 5:23 AM
I guess. What is that about?
maybe a reflection in the picJohnG
Sep 3, 2002 6:02 AM
Hmmmmmmmm..... I don't see a "split" in the chainstay. FWIW, it looks like a 'regular' C40 frame to me.

Does anyone have a better pic???

JohnG
maybe a reflection in the picflying
Sep 3, 2002 6:35 AM
I was told by a Colnago dealer that they were coming out with a Dream Plus B Stay.
I think that is what this is.
Just behind the chainring (nm)NJRoad
Sep 3, 2002 7:14 AM
It does look like a std C-40CT5
Sep 3, 2002 8:24 AM
re: 2003 Colnago & DeRosaflying
Sep 3, 2002 6:38 AM
"""Check out the rear stays on that thing, not sure if you would ever get me to ride one of those, again looks like an "old man with too much money" type bike."""

I would disagree with your comment about the stays.
The Colnago B Stay is probably the most proven carbon stays in the peloton.
re: 2003 Colnago & DeRosampm32
Sep 3, 2002 9:36 AM
Look at the chain stays, not the seat stays. They're split from the BB backwards.
definitely differentDougSloan
Sep 3, 2002 10:14 AM
Those chain stays are definitely different, showing a split; you can see the left chainstay a little through the hole in the right one. The chainstays on prior models don't look like that at all.

Doug
definitely differentGalibier
Sep 3, 2002 10:43 AM
That's where you stick your playing cards. Campy makes some with carbon laminate, but I think they sound dead.