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Feb 21, 2003 6:11 AM
I want to buy a CT1 frame - I currently ride a Technos 50cm. I've been told by one dealer that Colnago do not make the CT1 in 50cm and been told "yes they do" by another - can anyone confirm this for me?
"Well, they do!!!"Jowan
Feb 21, 2003 6:18 AM
... as Forrest Gump would say about miracles happening.

Both the Colnago website and (europe) folder mention 50cm frame's. They range from 46 cm up to the big sizes. The smalles sizes (46,47,48) are sloping frames. Keep in mind that Colnago frames are mesured center to top, not center to center.

However, it could be that extreme small size will not be available in stock.

re: CT1tarwheel
Feb 21, 2003 6:50 AM
This link is to the Colnago sizing chart at the Trialtir (the US importer) web site. It lists regular and sloping sizes down to 46.
re: CT1kimParker
Feb 21, 2003 7:45 AM
Thank you for your reply. I've looked on the website, and 50cm is listed - however, one dealer said Colnago told them they don't make a CT1 in 50cm and another dealer told me that Colnago said they do!
If you go to the right dealer...Bonked
Feb 21, 2003 10:28 AM
Colnago will make you just about anything...custom paint jobs, custom sizes, etc. I'd stay away from the dealer that said they don't make a 50cm!
Maybe not.djg
Feb 21, 2003 11:17 AM
Colnago makes a stock "50" for many of their bikes, but here is the CT1-specific size chart from maestro's web page:


46 47 48

51 52 53 54 55
56 57 58 59

''FREULER'' type

60 61 62 63 64

No 50. Maybe it's wrong. I'd try sending an e-mail directly to two sources: Colnago in Italy and Trialtir in the US. That should clear things up. Also, Colnago does customs in some of their models--I don't know if this applies to the CT1, but it's worth checking.

Finally: keep in mind that these are very close sizes. Both are measured to the seat tube collar, which is slightly higher than the usual "top" measurement. Standover will be pretty close. And the top tubes are only 4 tenths of a centimeter different in length (about a sixth of an inch).

I don't know what will work for you. Love the CT1 though--hope you can find what you need.
Here is the truthonrhodes
Feb 21, 2003 11:50 AM
I ride a 50cm too. I looked into buying a CT1 for myself. Colnago DOES NOT make a 50cm CT1. Call Trialtir sports to double check. If you want the same dimensions as the 50cm you need to buy the sloping 48.5cm frame that they do make. I got this information both from and world cycling productions. Sure Colnago will probably make you a custom one, but as far as stock models go, they do not make a 50cm.
Here is the truthrogue_CT1
Feb 21, 2003 4:27 PM
You might want to know that the warranty book for my CT-1 (2002 model year) specifically states that a custom built frame is not covered under the warranty. I don't know why, but you should know about it ahead of time. I might be worth getting a sloping 48.5 or a 51cm frame instead. Awesome bike though!