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Is the Colnago Geometry Ideal for this guy?(6 posts)

Is the Colnago Geometry Ideal for this guy?Fez
Nov 21, 2003 8:11 AM
Went to the galleries for the first time in a while.

This guy has 2 Colnagos and a Seven custom made to mirror his Colnago.

From his description:

"SEVEN AXIOM Titanium
This is the latest addition. 2003 Seven Axiom TI 52 cm, colnago geometry to match my two other Colnago. Guys at Seven were able to match this bike 1to1 to Colnago geometry. Except for the head tube -- I asked Seven to make it 1 1/8". Performance, comfort, look, quality. I must say, the welding job of Ti tubes on Axiom is way better than on Colnago CT-1. However, CT-1 is stiffer, for the frame has more aluminum in it then the Axiom frame...."

Seven
http://gallery.consumerreview.com/roadbike/gallery/files/axiom_fnl.asp

Colnagos
http://gallery.consumerreview.com/roadbike/gallery/files/ct1_fnl.asp
http://gallery.consumerreview.com/roadbike/gallery/files/c40fnl.asp
http://gallery.consumerreview.com/roadbike/gallery/files/trio3_fnl.asp

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Now I realize if this guy is happy with the bike, that's all that matters. And all we have to go on is the picture.

But since there are so many fit discussions here, could we analyze it?

My observations:

1) Standover seems OK, headtube looks standard (not extended), handlebars are fairly low (std 80 degree stem, no spacer stack).

2) Stem is pretty long for this size frame (12cm), and saddle is pushed back pretty far.

It appears he could use a slacker STA and have the saddle a bit more centered. I don't know if a larger frame size is appropriate, since he would have the unique situation of not being able to get the bars low enough. Maybe he's a Div 1 Pro?

What do you guys think?
re: Is the Colnago Geometry Ideal for this guy?divve
Nov 21, 2003 8:39 AM
I think he's on crack and here are my two reasons:

1) he claims to be built like a girl yet has a 46cm handlebar.
2) only someone on crack would install Shimano on those bikes.
re: Is the Colnago Geometry Ideal for this guy?mapei boy
Nov 21, 2003 4:13 PM
Your post brings up an interesting side point. If the guy loves Colnagos so much, why did he hire Seven to make him another one? Wouldn't he want something completely different, to give him a little variety in the harem...err...stable?

As for me, I can't get behind the idea of custom bikes. I like the idea of Off The Rack. I figure a famous maker is better suited to make those vital materials/geometry choices than I am. Anyway, if I were ever to order a custom frame, I'd ask them to build me a Colnago MXL, only two pounds lighter!
He's selling the 7rogue_CT1
Nov 22, 2003 12:35 PM
It's on ebay right now with no bids. Seems the 7 was too stiff for him.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3639183818&category
He strikes me as a fool....zero85ZEN
Nov 22, 2003 10:44 PM
...with a lot of money to throw around. And I doubt he will ever get the price he's asking. For that money why wouldn't someone have Seven build them their own custom frame?
He strikes me as a fool....rogue_CT1
Nov 23, 2003 11:35 AM
I don't understand why if you like Colnago geometry so much and you have two Colnagos why you would have another company build you a Colnago? You're right, he has too much money.