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New wheels...now I'm the slow guy on the Colnago ;-)(20 posts)

New wheels...now I'm the slow guy on the Colnago ;-)hrs
Sep 5, 2002 4:55 AM
Well, I've had it for several weeks now, but have less than 200 miles on it :-(, but I'm getting more miles in now.

Anyway, the particulars: Master Extra Light, parts are Chorus except for shift levers and derailers which are Record, wheels are Campy Proton with Veloflex Pave tires (Conti tubes). It weighs in as pictured (minus the bag under the seat) at 18.9 lbs.

Paint scheme is TM11, which isn't listed for the MXL. The LBS owner I bought it from wasn't sure what the deal was, any guesses (yes it's legit...bought from a Colnago Dealer, shipped from Italy to Trialtir, God that wait was aweful).

It's a big change from the bike I was riding before (late 80's Bianchi with downtube shifters and Delta brakes), and is definitely WAY more bike than my riding abilities warrant...but that just gives me more reason to work harder on improving myself.

Well, that's enough rambling for now.

Regards,
Rodney
sweet, enjoy....nmafrican
Sep 5, 2002 4:59 AM
Your abilities don't justify the bike, your riding it does!dzrider
Sep 5, 2002 6:06 AM
Enjoy, I think you really lucked out with that paint job!
That's the way I look at ithrs
Sep 5, 2002 7:13 AM
I figure it encourages me to ride and I'm going to have it for a long time.

Regards,
Rodney
Why is it such a pig?Pack Meat
Sep 5, 2002 6:37 AM
19 pounds seems like alot for a new high end bike with Campy Chorus/Record. Is this normal for Colnagos? What kind of saddle are you riding?

I know this is a weight weenie question and it's easier and cheaper to lose a couple of pounds around my gut.
It's made for bigger riders...super stiff rideColnagoFE
Sep 5, 2002 7:03 AM
Mine (although a 62cm) is about 19 with Chorus/Record mix. You don't feel the weight. This bike goes when you stomp on it. No flex here and an awesome ride at my 195 lbs.
Makes sense.... kind ofPack Meat
Sep 5, 2002 7:44 AM
At 214 lbs, bike and rider, the 2 pounds more or less doesn't make a difference and it's better to be stiff where you need it. I guess the name is misleading.
The frame (lugged steel) and fork come in at 5.13lbs (57 cm)hrs
Sep 5, 2002 7:25 AM
plus I weighed it with the pedals, bottle cages, computer, and heartrate monitor on it (not sure how much weight that accounts for, but I didn't care enough to take them off to weigh it). The components are pretty light...Flite Titanium saddle, Easton carbon bars, Ritchey WCS stem, etc.

It's certainly not the lightest bike, but I'm quite pleased with how it feels when I'm riding it. And it feels pretty light under me, and is very stiff yet somehow comfortable too.

Regards,
Rodney
re: New wheels...now I'm the slow guy on the Colnago ;-)aliensporebomb
Sep 5, 2002 7:35 AM
Sharp looking bike. Congrats!
re: New wheels...now I'm the slow guy on the Colnago ;-)outofthesaddle
Sep 5, 2002 8:17 AM
Nice bike. TM11 is the color scheme for Belgian Division 2 team Landbouwkrediet - Colnago.
Thanks for the info...I definitely like the color schemehrs
Sep 5, 2002 9:04 AM
re: New wheels...now I'm the slow guy on the Colnago ;-)mapei boy
Sep 5, 2002 10:37 AM
Cool bike. Just keep an eye on those Veloflex tires. I had 'em once. They rode great, but I wasn't able to go two rides without getting a flat. One evening, while my bike was hanging on my wall, one of the Veloflexes decided to just up and blow...with a great big bang.
That's not goodhrs
Sep 5, 2002 10:45 AM
I've had good luck with them so far, have set on my Bianchi with just under 1,000 miles on them. I'm pretty anal about checking them after each ride for damage, and based on your experience I will definitely continue that practice.

Regards,
Rodney
Wonderful bike! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!! -nmTig
Sep 5, 2002 10:49 AM
sorry, that title is already taken nmDougSloan
Sep 5, 2002 11:24 AM
d@mn! can't there be more than one ;-)? (NM)hrs
Sep 5, 2002 12:02 PM
Don't worry, there are plenty out there. ;) n/mfracisco
Sep 5, 2002 1:01 PM
by who? Can't be you, you don't qualify... nmnoveread
Sep 5, 2002 1:21 PM
Me too, well almost...mmquest
Sep 5, 2002 1:57 PM
I'm still waiting! Sounds like a similar situation, I am currently riding a late 80's Trek, down tube shifters and all. My step father (who rides) gave me some money from a relative's estate earlier this year with the stipulation that I purchase a new bike...very cool. Only problem, ordered in April and am still waiting. Making it worse, I live in St. Paul, MN and have only a few weeks of good weather left! Oh well, it will be fun to tinker when it finally arives (I am building it myself).

A note on the frame color. I ordered an Oval Master, but didn't like any of the colors that it came with and ordered a paint job from another frameset. Colnago had done this at no extra charge (just an extended wait!). Your frame maybe from someone like me that ordered a non-listed paint job but who got tired of waiting and went with something off the shelf.
makes sense...hope yours arrives soon (nm)hrs
Sep 5, 2002 4:19 PM