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I have a Dream...(15 posts)

I have a Dream...weiwentg
Oct 10, 2003 8:57 AM
that is, I have a Dream Plus!
frame: Colnago Dream Plus Airplane tubing, no B-stay (B stay is a lot heavier)
paint scheme: LX24
fork: Reynolds Ouzo Comp Aero
headset: Chris King Black
bars: Ritchey Pro, 40cm
stem: Ritchey WCS
shifters: Campy Record
derailleurs: Campy Centaur front, Chorus rear
brakes: Campy Record
cassette: Centaur 11-23
bottle cages: BTP carbon (17.5g with bolts each!)
cranks: Ritchey Pro with SRP alloy chainring bolts and DA rings
bottom bracket: ShimaNO Ultegra
pedals: speedplay x2
seatpost: USE Alien Aero Carbon
saddle: Selle Italia SLR
wheels: ritchey 16h WCS front rim, 24h Pro OCR rear, Am Classic micro front, ultralight rear hubs, Wheelsmith DB14s driveside and AE15s everywhere else, with alloy nipples everywhere but driveside.
tires: Axial Pro Races
skewers: Control Tech bolt-on ti

weight: unreasonably light
front end close upweiwentg
Oct 10, 2003 8:59 AM
the Lux series has that guy on the top tube :)
the frame was bought from Competitive Cyclist. they were blowing out Colnagos: the Dream Plus was $999. they had the RX1 paint scheme, which was my favorite. I ordered it. they called the next day and said oops, our inventory system hiccuped ... and they said they'd throw the headset in.
the pics on Trialtir's website don't do the LX24 scheme justice. it's a very nice scheme. Genevieve Jeanson's TT frame for the Worlds TT had this paint scheme. I'm in good company.
head tubeweiwentg
Oct 10, 2003 9:01 AM
the fork was from Bill Larson, who often posts on the MTBR classifieds. he managed to get me a very good deal on this one.
seat clusterweiwentg
Oct 10, 2003 9:01 AM
cogset/chainstay areaweiwentg
Oct 10, 2003 9:02 AM
very nice Dream!stratoshark
Oct 10, 2003 9:21 AM
I like the component choices. I'm waiting, maybe hopelessly, for some low low prices on Record and Chorus parts for my Daytona equipped bike.

And a belated thank you for the advice on running a Dura Ace crank with Campy 10 speed. I have over 500 miles on mine and no problems so far.
re: I have a Dream...mapei boy
Oct 10, 2003 9:44 AM
Welcome to the Dream Team. My wife and I have his and hers Dreams...circa 2000 with Altec 2 Plus. We have never regretted buying the machines for an instant. Riding the Dream makes me fearless. When you climb a hill, you never have the distressing feeling that the frame is eating up your energy. I've never encountered the slightest speed wobble or instability on descents...something which I can't say about the other bikes I've owned. The machine has balance and poise. It may not soak up the little bumps very well, but it takes the big ones thoroughly in stride. It's not going to buck you off or slip out from under you when you hit that ugly pothole.

Good Riding.

Mapei Boy.
Beautiful bike...but what's up with the Shimano BB? n/mBonked
Oct 10, 2003 9:46 AM
I wondered the same thing then saw the Ritchey cranks. nmNo_sprint
Oct 10, 2003 10:47 AM
Ahh...thought they were Record carbon at first! n/mBonked
Oct 10, 2003 12:50 PM
what size frame? (nm)Becky
Oct 10, 2003 11:07 AM
46.5 (nm)weiwentg
Oct 10, 2003 12:56 PM
I have a Dream too!shrEd
Oct 10, 2003 12:04 PM
Welcome and all praise Uncle Ernie!

I built up mine this summer and have enough miles in it now to state that this bike rocks! The geometry is so nice and stable. Climbs like, well, like a Dream and descends like nothing I've ever ridden. I'm a Colnago rider for life now.

Here's a picture of mine (minus the Selle Italia SLR saddle that hadn't been delivered at the time of this photo:
Nice!gregg
Oct 10, 2003 3:44 PM
Finally got the 'Nago, huh Weiwen?

You picked a beaut! I'll have to post mine someday.

-g
you better post yours someday :)weiwentg
Oct 11, 2003 1:29 PM
thanks ... yes, I broke down and got one. all thanks to a) my latest crash and b) LFR's insidious influence. and like I said, the pics on Trialtir's website do NOT do this paint scheme justice ... I was a bit hesitant at first. for no good reason, as it turns out.
she rides like my TCR ... but not like my TCR. the Dream is just as stiff and climbs just as well (despite the fact that the Dream is heavier, although not noticeably so), but is less harsh. not a whole lot less, but less. handling is a bit faster, so far. I haven't had the chance to really push the handling.