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New bike post....hey you Colnago fans!!!!!!!!!(19 posts)

New bike post....hey you Colnago fans!!!!!!!!!Zonic Man
Sep 30, 2003 1:53 PM
Suzy's new Colnago CT-1, purchased in Italy.

Force fork
Full Carbon Record
Deda Newton/215 stem/bars
Cinelli Gel tape
Marchesio Cassette
Mavic Cosmos wheels
Continental Supersonic Tires/Tubes
Dura-Ace Pedals
BTP Carbon Cages
Terry Butterfly Ti Saddle
Polar S720i HR/computer with cadence

you didn't pop for the C-50!ColnagoFE
Sep 30, 2003 2:00 PM
What kind of new husband are you anyway! (just kidding...nice bike!)
Aren't those pedals banished on Colnagos? nmlotterypick
Sep 30, 2003 2:05 PM
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Not in Italy, apparently.Dropped
Sep 30, 2003 3:00 PM
In fact, Zonic Man posted a picture of a C-50 from a shop in Italy that was decked out in Dura Ace. The Itallian bike store owners even showed their faces in the picture!
Not in Italy, apparently......NO KIDDING!Zonic Man
Sep 30, 2003 3:26 PM
Paulo Bettini was even seen riding the new DA pedals on his campy-equipped rig!
Heathens!!!!! nmNo_sprint
Oct 1, 2003 9:40 AM
re: New bike post....hey you Colnago fans!!!!!!!!!mapei boy
Sep 30, 2003 2:06 PM
Nice bike. Nice doorway. Is your wife faster than you now?
She's way faster than me on the climbs.Zonic Man
Sep 30, 2003 2:08 PM
Doorway is in a street in Volterra, Italy.
re: New bike post....hey you Colnago fans!!!!!!!!!R600DuraAce
Sep 30, 2003 2:06 PM
You didn't purchase a Trek???? :-) Is it true that Colonago frame/bike is cheaper there? And Trek is more expensive?
The skinny on Colnagos in Italy.....Zonic Man
Sep 30, 2003 2:10 PM
They are the same price retail as one would pay wholesale here in the United States.

I SO wanted one of the MANY C50s I saw hanging up at various shops....
Hey, JedpedalAZ
Sep 30, 2003 4:02 PM
What did the locals over there think of your new ride?
Honestly? They thought it was a very "cheap" bike.Zonic Man
Sep 30, 2003 6:16 PM
Literally.

One old guy said, "looks like an old bike."

Another guy thought IF's welding looked great, with good finish work, but again he thought it looked "old fashioned".
Kinda takes the fun out of its maiden voyage, eh?pedalAZ
Oct 1, 2003 7:01 AM
Bastiges.

I still think it's a nice ride.
Face it, steel is old fashionedpmf1
Oct 1, 2003 8:51 AM
No self respecting Italian bike freak would be caught dead on a steel bike these days. Same with wearing last years Mapei team outfit. In a country where style really matters, you have to have the latest and greatest.

A friend of mine was living in Rome and moved back to the U.S. a few years ago. Before he left, he wanted to buy a new bike. He ended up with a Fondriest steel bike. The shop was so happy to move it they sold him the bike for less than what the components cost. Evidently, it had been sitting there for a while.

When I was there 3 years ago, my Litespeed Ultimate didn't garner much attention with the exception of some German tourists who were impressed.

While cheaper than here, Colnagos are still pretty expensive in Italy and you don't see a ton of them. Even "wholesale" prices are steep when you consider what the average Italian wages are.
yeah, I thought soJFR
Sep 30, 2003 4:10 PM
I noticed it in your honeymoon pics. She is one lucky girl.

So, um, what's the plan for her Titus? I'll call ya tonight... for sure :)
FREDI Love Shimano
Sep 30, 2003 5:37 PM
Hmmm, that doorway looks like Freddy rodriguez's pad.
Nice bike...how could she have been mad at during ur trip?bent_spoke
Sep 30, 2003 6:58 PM
...she must have been day dreaming about the new CT-1!!
SWEEET!!lonefrontranger
Sep 30, 2003 7:11 PM
I almost got that paint scheme, settled on Landbouwkrediet instead. I bought mine from Maestro UK, you are correct, retail in Europe is wholesale in the U.S. on 'nags.

Your wife is one lucky woman.
SWEEET!!hirevR
Oct 1, 2003 3:38 AM
Same deal on DeRosa's and other euro manufacturers. American bikes are the equivalent of the "boutique" bike here (at least in Mallorca where I am from).