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Colnago C50 and Record 04....(12 posts)

Colnago C50 and Record 04....divve
Sep 1, 2003 12:28 AM

Looks nice, but I can't say that I'm too thrilled with "carbon veneer". I already thought that the Record shift lever carbon insert was rather cheesy...

No changes accept for the anti-friction treatment on the chain rings. You can find a similar surface on Shimano or Cannondale rings for instance.

The whole enchilada...note the new pulley wheels made of resonance damping material.

More can be found at:

(a LBS/online bike shop in Holland)

...and before I forget below the motherload of all handlebars:)
Whoa! And someone thought $100 for a headset was too much! nmthe bull
Sep 1, 2003 2:54 AM
Sep 1, 2003 4:19 AM
Is it just me, or do those handlebars look like Wyle E Coyote - meep meep!
Handlebars - would give me the willies...PdxMark
Sep 1, 2003 10:21 AM
Those eyes staring up at me all the time... arghhhh...
re: Colnago C50 and Record 04....Rob Sal
Sep 1, 2003 10:21 AM
The carbon fibre cage of the rear mech is not veneer but genuine cabron fibre. Thought the cage part on the spoke side is black alloy. If it were veneer I doubt that the long arm version would use the stronger multi-directional carbon fibre (as per the new carbon Campag cranks).
re: Colnago C50 and Record 04....divve
Sep 1, 2003 2:54 PM
My point is that it's not the greatest application for carbon fiber. If there's no metallic lining on the inside of the carbon as you say, that only makes it worse in my opinion. It only takes a couple of brushes of the chain and the carbon is toast...
re: Colnago C50 and Record 04....Rob Sal
Sep 2, 2003 12:09 AM
The front mech is the same, and more at risk of brushes from the chain or having the chain jam between mech and chainring. Campag say the front mech carbon cage is replaceable, so perhaps they forecast a lot of breakages.
Great, now I need to go change my undies (nm)empacher6seat
Sep 1, 2003 1:16 PM
At least the handlebars would match the decals on the stibex! nmSynchronicity
Sep 1, 2003 4:04 PM
What, no Carbon Fiber Cranks?pmf1
Sep 2, 2003 6:49 AM
Record is really pimpin these days. Get a load of the carbon fiber rear derailer. How can I live without it?
cool, but it begs for carbon cranks, too nmDougSloan
Sep 2, 2003 7:01 AM
I just don't get ittarwheel
Sep 2, 2003 10:14 AM
What is the big attraction to all the carbon? Personally, I think it looks crappy compared to metal and it can't be as durable in these applications. As consumers, I personally think cyclists would be fools to pay top dollar for carbon parts for applications like this that only save a few grams if anything. I just don't get it, but I guess that's why I'm still riding a steel frame.