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London Bike Show(7 posts)

London Bike Showboneman
Sep 29, 2002 10:28 AM
Just came back from the London Bike show where the 2003 lineups were on display, more or less. This is from Colnago's 2003 catalog.

US high end brands including Seven, Litespeed, Serotta and Merlin (Cielo was nice). Also showing were 2003 Colnago, Principia, Pinarello and Fondriest.

Carbon fiber was the theme. Deep dish carbon rimmed wheels were everywhere. The set to check out is the Thorius Shado carbon wheel set. Quality stuff. Time's new frame, a carbon frame to be distributed by Principia, Pinarello's all carbon TT bike, Opera bikes made from Ti and Al with carbon chain and seat stays were there as well. Time and TTT were showing some very nice carbon stems and seatposts. ITM had their carbon bars and a butt ugly all carbon stem. The Time fork lineup looked nice and there was a new Columbus Muscle fork with some sort of alloy insert in the steerer tube. Principia were marketing their Isaac carbon fork.

Carnac were showing their line with many new models. For you Legend users, they're going out at the end of this year so buy up if you like them.

Pinarello had their new Prince SL with those zoot fork and rear stay designs. I picked up a brochure which talks about why they went for this design. It had a FSA crank with a 34 tooth inner ring.

Colnago showed the CF3, the new B-Stay High Power C-40, the older style C-40 B-Stay, Dream B-Stay and my favorite the CT-1 along with their mountain bike.

Vredstein tubs were prominently displayed on lots of wheel sets.

There was a Graham Watson display with photos for sale. One with Indurain, Rominger and Meijia, a favorite of mine, was already sold. Shouldn't haven't waited until the last hour of the show to arrive.

Surprisingly good time with lots of new stuff to lust after.
show us some more of that catalog please! nmcollinsc
Sep 29, 2002 11:00 AM
CF3boneman
Sep 29, 2002 11:16 AM
They had one on display. Pretty nice but not for me.
So is Ferrari going to sell that bike at their dealerships?fbg111
Sep 29, 2002 1:25 PM
Associating Colnago with Ferrari is a nice branding move, but is there anything unique about it other than the paintjob and branding?
So is Ferrari going to sell that bike at their dealerships?JohnG
Sep 29, 2002 3:13 PM
Colnago has had a technology agreement with Ferrari for many years. I can't remember the details but I've read elsewhere that it's a lot more than what you suggest.

Maybe time for a google search??? If you find a good link please post it.

JohnG
Googlefbg111
Sep 29, 2002 3:46 PM
Here's a few things:

"VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL PUBLICATION OF FERRARI ENGINEERING OF THE COLNAGO CONCEPT. COLOR
FOLD OUT BROCHURE PHOTOGRAPHS AND EXPLAINS HISTORY OF COLNOAGO AND RELATIONSHIP TO
FERRARI , IT'S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE F40 PROJECT AND THE PARTS IT WAS INVOLVED WITH. UNIQUE
HISTORY OF THE PARTNERSHIP WITH FERRARI. $185"
http://www.ferrariliterature.com/text/catalog.pdf

http://www.trialtir-usa.com/2002-colnago/cf1-2/cf2.htm

Interesting. Learn something new every day. :)
there's just something wrong about those chainstays(nm)rufus
Sep 29, 2002 2:23 PM