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New bike - very pleased with myself!!

New frame/forks

Ordered it yesterday afternoon at 3.00pm and it arrived just before lunch today. It's beautiful, absolutely stunning. I'll spend the next week moving stuff from my old bike onto this. Anyone want to buy a very nice Colnago C40 ?

If I don't win the Tour de France next year I won't be able to blame the bike.

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Re: New bike - very pleased with myself!!

That isn't made by BST is it?
What is the rate of catastrophic failure?




The bike looks like a work of art, definitely a lot of blig. The "look" stickers are probably redundant, though.
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Re: New bike - very pleased with myself!!

Damn sexy.




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Re: New bike - very pleased with myself!!

Sorry, Proto, I thought bicycles had two wheels, and brakes and a bell? I'd add a more comfortable seat as well. Enjoy your Tour in '07 .

Change is as good as a rest!
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Re: New bike - very pleased with myself!!

Nice It just looks fast

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Absolutely beautimous!
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Re: New bike - very pleased with myself!!

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It just looks fast
It does until I get on it. Fat bastard? Moi?
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Re: New bike - very pleased with myself!!

Started to put it together. Still lots to do, but should be ready for the Tour.

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Re: New bike - very pleased with myself!!

That looks just a little better than my $150 Target special....

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I like the lights under your breakfast bar Whats the deal with the protruding steering stem?

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I like the lights under your breakfast bar Whats the deal with the protruding steering stem?
Hasn't cut it yet? Gotta make sure you have all your geometry down before you cut that thing. I'd build the whole bike and at LEAST ride around the block before cutting it.

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Started to put it together. Still lots to do, but should be ready for the Tour.

Those bottle holders don't match the carbon.

Just kidding, awesome setup

What do you think the pounds will be at all done? It might be under for the tour.
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Those bottle holders don't match the carbon.
You might be right but I'm told the jury is out on carbon cages. Never had experience of them myself, but I've heard they don't hold the bottle that well. Maybe later, but these are tubular stainless steel and only weigh 49 gms apiece. Lot of dough for a 30 gram the pair saving.


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What do you think the pounds will be at all done? It might be under for the tour.
Desparate to know myself, even though it's not quite finished yet (no Zebra effect bar tape and the wrong saddle) but as it stands it's bang on 16.0 pounds. I'll ask Father Christams to bring me a Flite TT saddle which will shave another 100gms or so. Finish up at 15.8 ? Also thinking about a Stronlight Pulsion carbon compact chainset, and that'll save another 100gms.

All I've got to do is shave another 10 pounds of the fat bloke who is going to ride it.

It's just over a pound lighter than my Coilnago C40 with the same components and wheels. A whole pound! And it only cost me two thousand dollars

PS steerer tube cut on the long side just in case. Currently got 5mm spacer above the stem, and maybe a few mm extra below. I'll do a few miles then I'll trim a bit more.

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