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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:15 pm 
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The wallet emptier.

Price to put this together wasn't what I had planned but now she's done who cares about the money.

Colnago Asso 2002. Should be Campag I know being Italian but wanted to try Shimano. Completed with full DA 7700 groupset with the exception of hubs. Decided to put some Spinergy's to use (finally). Couple of pairs - Rev X's (boo I hear you say - they're rubbish - well maybe but I'm light in terms of weight so I'm not put off by the stories of exploding rims etc as I don't think i'm heavy enough to stress these wheels out) Then a pair of Spox wheels which are insanely light, I'm more worried about these due to carbon spokes and the roads around here are dreadful at the moment.

Forks are Colnago Force, Colnago branded headset. Stem is Deda Ultra Carbon & bars are Deda sfida - whatever that means?? Selle Italia Titanium Flite saddle, Eleganza bartape and jagwire cable kit (which BTW they've upgraded and is superb). Look pedals, Elite Ciussi bottle cages.

Frame is Columbus Altec2 tubing with some of those famous tube shapes, there's not a scratch on it so thanks top the previous owner who looked after the frame superbly. Needs a trip to the LBS due to a couple of niggles on the gear shifting but went out tonight and it's beautiful to ride, quick, responsive due to being really light - (so much so I think it's lighter than my Ribble Gran Fondo which is full carbon with carbon wheels & seatpost - need some scales to measure & compare).

Hope you like even if it is on the modern side :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:40 pm 
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Nice bike indeed 8) Can I ask, does it say jagwire on the outer cable casing ?
If so get some white spirit on the letters! jagwire to me is cheapo stuff.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:44 pm 
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wonderful!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:29 pm 
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:D Mille Grazie Santi

Cheers Ian, although to me Jagwire is anything but cheapo stuff. It's a fraction of the width of stock cables, it doesn't fray when cut and doesn't stretch so no need to keep re-adjusting. I think it's top stuff for the money - £23 for a full kit and can be used for campag / shimano / sram as the opposing cable ends have the slightly different shaped barrels. Perhaps it was a bit naff when it first came out? Dunno - didn't use it then but i'd say it's the best mass market product without actually buying the official campag or shimano cable kits. Personal preference I guess :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:41 pm 
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FINNEY1973 wrote:
Perhaps it was a bit naff when it first came out? Dunno - didn't use it then but i'd say it's the best mass market product without actually buying the official campag or shimano cable kits. Personal preference I guess :)

It was poor quality when it first came out, The sun would bleach the colours,plastic outer casing used to crack so maybe they have got much better now. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:49 pm 
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Well that does sound naff indeed! I think you'd be pleasantly surprised by how good it is - I certainly haven't experienced anything like that :D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Lovely with this Spinergy wheelset ...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Why does it look like someone's gone mad with a yellow marker pen? Bet it's super future light though.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Nothing wrong with Jagwire


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