1995 Colnago Elegant

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Just bought this from an older Gentleman. He bought it in Ranica, Italy in 1995. It has an 8 speed Campagnolo Athena group set. Only part not Athena is the FD which is Record. Gearing is 53/39 with a 13-26 rear cassette. All my other bikes have been changed to 52/36 with a 27 as my largest cassette, so let’s see if I can still turn a 39/26 up hills.

He rode it around Italy till he moved back to the states in 2000. Since then he said he’s only ridden it a few times.

My only plans is to change the handle bar to one with a shorter reach and compact drop. I might switch the saddle since all my other bikes use a Fizike Aliante. Will also change the tires for something something a little wider. It’s currently running 700/20c. IMG_9601.jpeg IMG_9603.jpeg IMG_9604.jpeg IMG_9602.jpeg
 

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Some changes I made to the bike. I kept all the parts that I swapped.
 

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You don't see many Colnago in that colour, a deep blue is popular especially on Tecnos, but that is unusual!
 
Record compact crank 50/34

Deda Stem

Ksyrium SL wheelset (using wheel manufacturing spacers to run a Shimano cassette) 13-26

Fizik Aliante saddle
 
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