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Just built this Record CT1 Colnago! Still a virgin!!!!(20 posts)

Just built this Record CT1 Colnago! Still a virgin!!!!the bull
Apr 18, 2003 7:41 PM
Read em and weep!!!
re: Just built this Record CT1 Colnago! Still a virgin!!!!The Human G-Nome
Apr 18, 2003 7:48 PM
i'm not a real big Colnago fan, but she sure is pretty. yours might be the only Colnago i've every bothered to comment on. enjoy!
re: Just built this Record CT1 Colnago! Still a virgin!!!!pina
Apr 18, 2003 9:00 PM
Best lookin ti bike i have seen
Congrats!...sorry about that virgin thing...maybe someday (nm)LactateIntolerant
Apr 19, 2003 5:50 AM
what's going on, bull?Fez
Apr 19, 2003 7:21 AM
that's the 2nd Record-equipped bike you've posted.

there aren't enough hours in the day to put good miles on both of them.
I built this bike up for my friend Mike.the bull
Apr 19, 2003 9:51 AM
We got the frame from maestro and all the parts from (william)who price macthed totalcycling.
The bike cost only $3,800! Full record with eurus wheels.
It weighs 18 Lbs.
Mike has long legs and short torso.We lowered the seat a little this morning.I think the stem is a little too short and high.We are going to put a 110 cm stem.If we feel the need to lower bars we will keep moving shims till we are sure before cutting the steerer to the perfect height.

Took it out this morning and he said it rides better than the Tuscany he used to have.He said the rear feels stiffer than full Ti but is still has a Ti feel.
isn't it small for you?colker
Apr 19, 2003 8:12 AM
that's a lot of seatpost for a level top tube.
isn't it small for you?yzfrr11
Apr 19, 2003 8:22 AM
No, it's not - it look perfect for someone who has long legs/short torso.

And I think Colnago makes awesome frames: great geometry, excellent durability, faily good quality, very competative prices compared to other comparable frames.
Banish thee to forums for eternityfiltersweep
Apr 19, 2003 9:24 AM
Seriously- the next poster who asks if a bike is too small should be permanently barred from posting here... it is epidemic in the gallery section.
on second thought...colker
Apr 19, 2003 11:38 AM
it's way too small. 2 numbers too small. isn't it epidemic because people are riding too small bikes? it's just a small question and the issue is not a small one.
Dont think too hard!the bull
Apr 19, 2003 1:46 PM
I recomend he get a 60 but after a while he decided on the 59 here is why!

Mike is the same height as me!When I sit on His bike I can barely touch the pedals!This instantly should tell you he has a short torso!When he gets on my bike(a Litespeed with a 57.5 TT He says man I feel way to streched out on this thing!Colnago TT 57.7 (size 60)IS about the same as my bike.My other friend has a pinnarello and a colnago his colnago is a size 59.Mike rode both and favored Colnago. The TT on this Colnago(size 59) is a 56.9 Mike rode it said this was his size he was comfortable and his form looks good -back flat in drops.So this was the size for him.Although the seat is high in pic it was lowered after 1 mile in ride(not that much).
that bike is beatifull.colker
Apr 19, 2003 3:26 PM
the most beautifull colnago i've seen and i mean it. fit is personal and i would never have it as an excuse to pick on anybody. it was just a spontaneous reaction..sorry.
I suppose...filtersweep
Apr 19, 2003 3:40 PM
I suppose the bars and seat should be the same height?

He isn't riding an old Parmount with the bars inverted because he has a DWI, now is he?
Personally I like a 2 inch drop.the bull
Apr 19, 2003 4:36 PM
I think 1-2 inches.As it gets lower your areodynamics will improve.Although some riders are crazy low.I posted a mario picture before and his seat was jacked!
are you the idiot of the month?URcaught
Apr 19, 2003 3:28 PM
First of all its not for him it is for his friend!
You buy a bike by the top tube length not seat tube length! can take the place:colker
Apr 20, 2003 6:20 AM
your fit expertise is dumb. you don't fit a bike by tt lengths!! have you heard of diff. stem lengths? why do you think there are diff. stem lengths? to adjust cockpit legth to torso and arms.
you fit a bike based on seat tube angle, setback, wheelbase and ... head tube length! if you are a rider, and not a poseur, you want the right drop from seat to bars. too much drop and you lose power but gain lots of backaches. front axle to top of head tube is a critical measure. you could have uprigth stems and posts with lots of setbacks but the short wheelbase and chainstays for your size will turn the bike nervous, unbalanced.
i was asking a question cause the bike looked extreme. if the rider has extreme differences in body proportions, it will fit. i was curious. unlike you, who is playing the smart@ss..
Cool, enjoy it.djg
Apr 19, 2003 8:26 AM
No weeping here, I've got one of my own.

Now go get that thing dirty.
re: Just built this Record CT1 Colnago! Still a virgin!!!!rogue_CT1
Apr 19, 2003 5:51 PM
I've got the exact same frame and fork with Record components. The set up looks perfect to me. Just wait till you get some miles on it, the bike is absolutely awesome.
Just got mine, too!blownpupil
Apr 21, 2003 7:41 AM
Just picked my CT1 from the shop last week. Maiden voyage was amazing. Geo color scheme is spectacular in person, and the fork is painted to match. Chorus group. Open Pro wheels.

Makes turning 40 somewhat more bearable.
re: Just built this Record CT1 Colnago! Still a virgin!!!!ctam
Apr 21, 2003 3:59 PM
What paint scheme is that??? Is that "CTF"? Also, did your buddy have any problems dealing with Maestro? How much were the shipping charges?

Nice bike!!