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 Post subject: Concorde Columbo
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:10 pm 
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Bought this a few months back from Tel on here. Thought it best to stick the odd photo on here as, well, I am running low on bikes to show now.

Always liked the Concorde brand as per the PDM team days, this is a lower spec frame but it is very nicely finished - there are the odd rust spots and so on but I suspect a refurb would be expensive and its not that bad. It does however, still look pretty good with a bit of age on it.

So to the spec...

Frame: Concorde Columbus Aelle

Fork: Concorde

Headset: Shimano 600
Stem: Cinelli 1a?
Handlebar: Cinelli
Bar Tape: Masi (am guessing)

Brake Levers/Brifters: Shimano 600
Brake Calipers: Shimano 600 Dual Pivot
Brake Pads: n/a
Brake Cables: n/a

Shifters: Shimano 600 - friction mode
Front Derailleur: Shimano 600
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600
Cassette: Sh.. you get the idea

Cranks:
Chainrings: Biopace (mk2 ones)
Bottom Bracket: n/a
Pedals: Time Classique

Rims: Wolber
Hubs: Shimano 600
Hub Skewers: as above
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa


Saddle: Trimatic
Seatpost: 600
Seatpost Binder: integrated

Bottle Cage: no
Extras: no


Credit where its due to Tel, who put it together, not a sqeak, rattle or bolt out of place - rides perfect.

Is it a keeper? hmm, not sure as yet, very nice to ride, very pleasing to look at, however, it could be just one bike too many for me. Other option is use it as a run-around, but suspect that in Brighton I would just be waiting for the parts to get stripped off it :( decisions, decisions!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:06 pm 
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Lovely lines and a great colourway too 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:22 pm 
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Seeing as the general quality of your common or garden 'Winter Bike' has just been upped by ededwards, Might confine this to that purpose.

That means the Roberts gets a Winter holiday, seeing as it was doing the Winter stuff.

Thanks for the comments. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:47 pm 
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New Pic - decided to do the Winter thing with this bike - seeing as we can't all have Columbus Max Winter hacks ;)

Put my Roberts away for the next few months and started using this one today.

Changes are:

Crud Race-Guards
Time All-Road (atac style)
Lights (not shown).
Co2 / manual pump.
Bottle Cage.

(edit: mud guards were mid fitting at time of pic)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:26 pm 
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I do like that...

Let us know how you find the crud guard things!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:34 pm 
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They look like really close fitting guards. I quite like them.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:03 pm 
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Still a great looking bike. I was so happy with the result, albeit I had to rob parts from my own bike to get it upto a good standard.

Glad to see its in good hands, but a winter bike!? My fingers are still aching from the polishing!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:51 pm 
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Tel wrote:
...... but a winter bike!? My fingers are still aching from the polishing!


It'll not see much in the way of rain or sludge I can assure you - the MTBs are out and ready for that!

But anything like a CTC run or similar will be happily done on it as its so nice to ride.

But, it appears that right now I have quite a pile of un-finisheds that need sorting so its a bit of a needs must unless I find something remarkably cheap and cheerful (and nice).


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