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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:00 pm 
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She really is lovely, I love the colour

Can you educate me please as still learning about colnagos , I thought tecnos and decor were two different models? :?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:33 pm 
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TOP NOTCH...That is a cracker!!...The Shamal's look the biz....I wouldn't change a thing...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:38 pm 
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daj wrote:
She really is lovely, I love the colour

Can you educate me please as still learning about colnagos , I thought tecnos and decor were two different models? :?


Ah, here it gets a bit tricky :lol: you are right about what you say. My bike is a bit of an oddball in that after searching the web for hours and hours it appears it's almost (I like to think) a one off. Tecnos is technically the tubing (actually columbus EL-OS) and is distinctive in that the top and down tubes are crimped in a unique way just like the gilco tubes are. DECOR as far as i'm aware is not the same as 'art decor' usually meaning a colour style/scheme.
My frame appears to have a bit of history although I don't think I will ever get to the bottom of it. A frame sticker shows a Belgian bike shop who also later started a team, there is a number tag on the frame so maybe it was a custom frame built for a rider who specified the colour and decals too :?
I don't think I will ever see an identical frame though which is nice 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:45 pm 
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TOP NOTCH...That is a cracker!!...The Shamal's look the biz....I wouldn't change a thing...


Thanks, and no unless I see some serious cash come my way I wont bother buying a set of mavics to see what it looks like.
I again had an ebay result where a seller listed a pair of lovely HPW 12 spoke shamals with new record cassette just up in London, they were an absolute bargain, I got them for £240, easily £300 profit if I was to sell them on but they will act as spares for my titanium shamals as I've recently realised that spares aren't actually available, particularly the straight pull sopkes :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:35 pm 
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wow, so it's going to come in well under 20lbs fantastic for a steal frame. Let us know when you get to ride it. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:37 pm 
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Great build up Sean...I absolutely Love the Frame BTW. Wouldn't mind a Colnago on my list at some point...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Thanks all, and hopefully it will only be a matter of a couple of days before it is rideable - the last time I had a proper ride on a road bike in anger was 1995 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:27 pm 
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Well the cranks came today so as works quiet I got on with finishing it.

The ebay cranks were actually better than described, nearly new condition really as is the BB.

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It was a lovely sunny afternoon so I went for a spin along Brighton seafront and got in 7 miles before the sub zero temperatures made my lungs bleed!

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I've got to be honest and say the first few miles were very odd, I guess it's been 16 years since I last cocked my leg over a road bike !! My usual ride is a full sus modern mtb with 740mm wide bars !! It didn't take long though and before long I could hold a good speed and felt right at home, the frame dimensions appear to be good for me too which is lucky. My pocket multitool meant I could make a few adjustments to the gears and seatpost height along the way. The shamals surely make acceleration a bit less snappy than some lighter wheels but on the positive side once rolling they fly along!!

Well happy! Can't wait for the London to Brighton bike ride in June 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:29 am 
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Really chuffed for you. As said already gorgeous bike. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:04 am 
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Thanks, shame the camera phone pics aren't as sharp blown up as they look on the phone screen :x


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