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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
This came up locally for a good price and frankly I was tired of braking with my knees on my Petrus, and wanting to get out and do some decent rides.

Its a Colnago Classic, I would guess '97-99 model. Groupset is 9 speed Mirage drivetrain, as are the hubs and brakes, brifters are Record, rims are some sort of burly Rigida product and the headset is Campagnolo also. Seat is a somewhat worn but comfy Rolls, post is Ritchey, has some kind of enormous and horrid ergo bars and adaptor/bonty threadless stem setup.

As I picked it up, full shunter spec with trainer-worn Bonty tyres and mountain bike style riding position...

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So for now I flipped the ugly stem over and slung on some veloflex tyres I had. Stem is too short, bars are awful, so looking for a 120mm cinelli quill stem and a 64-40 or 64-42 criterium or giro bar.

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Happily its had quite light use and is in very tidy condition.

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Where next? Once the cockpit is sorted I'd like to build the hubs into some H.Plus Son TB14s in hard ano with some Vittoria open corsa evo skinwalls.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:47 pm 
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A real Colnago at a good price... a rare beast indeed.

A nice working bike to build on.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Nice , hope you enjoy it


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:51 am 
Retro Guru

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Pretty much in its final form now. I have some suitably careworn looking neon yellow to pink fade Look PP76 to fit when I can be bothered. Been very happy with it, handling is great and it's very comfortable. It's a bit of a tank but that's ok.

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Sure has come a long way from this sad state!

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Last edited by shogun on Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:55 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:53 am 
Retro Guru

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Oh, also, anyone know what year it would be? I am thinking '97 or '98. Component dates don't mean much as it was built frame up.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:14 am 
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Looks allot better with the new stem


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