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    Default Colnago

    This is my C50. Colnago works for me, the fit, the feel, the history. I always have a good ride and have fun when I ride this one and that is what it is all about.
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    nice! let me know if you need another one. sometimes they get lonely all alone.

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    Please don't tempt me!! If there was ever a time for someone to buy a Colnago it is now with the prices you have offered. Honestly, I don't have any problem looking someone in the eye and telling them that the the C50 and Extreme Power are worth the price at retail, but the chance to get one at those prices makes it doubly worth it.

    I would be interested to hear your perspective on Veltec's handling of Colnago now that they have had 2 years as the importer. Not easy I am sure and Colnago doesn't make it any easier. TrialTir before them and Todson before them have all found it "challenging." I am a self admitted Colnago superfan but sometimes I think they sell in this country despite themselves. Selling them is for the love of the brand because the economic success leaves a lot of room for improvement but maybe it is good to sometimes have things that we just believe in and love to sell and not so much to make the most dollars just to move the next widget out the door. Something good for the soul that way (or spirit or whatever word works for someone) and not just moving products. I understand having to pay the bills and all and that is a good thing to do but if you can achieve both at the same time, now that is the trick.

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    Very nice looking ride. And a bit muted, really, considering how over the top you can go with a Colnago. Iíve got this Fondriest I built up fixedÖ I call it the Italian Stallion. Itís ridiculous. Iíll get a pic tomorrow. Sheís downright gaudy. But I love her. (A female stallion? Yeah. Confusing, ainít it?)

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    Sharp-lookin' crankset you've got there on that bicycle!

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    Thanks, I love the crankset - mostly because there are not that many of them out there and i like to "feel special".

    I just found a link to the WW discussion about Colnago and Maestro and everything else. Maybe I just found myself with extra free time today so i read the whole thing (I will never get that part of my life back) and found myself agreeing with you (Jerk) on your take on the whole situation.

    If Colnago wanted a bigger impact in the USA they would have to make changes of how they do business but maybe they are happy with the way they do business and the results they are getting. That is OK because Ernesto can do what he wants, he probably has earned it. Now if they want to grow and develop they should listen to Jerk, I also have a few ideas I would like to add to help grow them here but no one ever asks me my opinion or listens to it when I give it.

    Until then I will just keep riding the best bike I have ever ridden and keep having fun doing it.

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    Default Saronni Red '83 Colnago

    I think I'll be putting on a Cinelli Unicanitor, NR seatpost, and white bar tape, but this is what she looks like now:
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    cool rig bro

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    Default Colnago CLX

    My go-fast bike. I need it on our local "Donut Ride".
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    that's really cool

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    would love one.

    q is, which bike do i ditch to get one?

    tough call!

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    Default My Cristallo EGRS

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    Here's my clover...
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    Getting close to complete...
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    Before bar tape and new wheels (Dura-Ace 7850-SL)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith A View Post
    Before bar tape and new wheels (Dura-Ace 7850-SL)...
    I'm curious if you've tried a longer stem,
    with your seat more forward?

    ... basically keeping the nose to bar distance the same,
    but without your weight so far back...

    could be worth a shot.

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    Grant -- Thanks for the input. My problem is that I have long femurs and so I feel better sitting father back. BTW, I have moved in this direction a little on my Time VXR. I moved my seat forward by 1cm and went with a 1cm longer stem and although it does feel different, I'm comfortable this way too. I'll have to do some measuring and see how this compares to my C-50.

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    I love seeing the different frames. That is one beautiful Saronni and CLX and C50 and Cristallo. They are all different but they all appeal to me for different reasons. Thanks for showing them. Since it is about 4 degrees here in the midwest the only bike stuff I am enjoying right now is looking at them.

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