yes, it is. I originally bought it for my Dream which was the Lux Red scheme, with the seattube cluster area in a pearl white. It also goes with the RAM ltd. edition bars which have the silver on top. The seatpost is actually more silver than a pure white. I like the ease of adjustment on the Selcof's, and the fact that I can set the seat angle where I want it and not just where the "grooves" are..
Notice you have the force fork on your new steed. Was there a particular reason for this? Is the star version a bit to soft? Just wondering since I thought the c50 at its price was including a star fork not the force.
Two reasons: I was advised that this fork would produce the best ride for me at 83 - 84 kilos, one the roads I ride (a lot of chipseal surface, etc. And at the time the new Star wasn't available yet ( I got his in Nov., it's one of the first).
Thanks. I ask as I'm looking on purchasing the same frame, but have read that the front end is a bit rough. I was hoping that the use of the Star fork with my weight of 140lbs (63 kilo) would be a better match.
I don't find the front end "rough" at all -- I came from a Dream and an original C-40 with Flash forks. I usually run about .3 bar less in the front tire -- it seems to really help the handling and turn in too. It was a tip from a pro who was racing a Colnago a few years ago....
But you will fing the entire C-50 is VERY stiff, in a good way, and inspires confidence on descents, braking, and corning.
I didn't have any trouble -- but my frames have been "looked after" at the factory, and everything was sort of blueprinted and double checked.
I have had problems on occasion with friend's bikes where the braze-on tab was misaligned, either in shipping or in a crash. I have VERY carefully re-alligned it by tightly clamping an old derailleur body in and then grasping it with locking pliers, GENTLY bending it just a little.
It may take a few tries (better to go slowly), but this way it is fixed in such a way that the tab is not twisted, and the dereailleur clamps on properly. If you just grab the tab with pliers, etc., you can take some of the curve out of it, bend it at an angle (not parallel to the seat tube), slip and scratch the paint,etc.
If in doubt, is there a local frame builder, or a pro LBS ???
Well I gave it a try and it seems I made some improvement. Its not perfect (but hey for this amount of money why should it be.. urghhh) but it will work.
So who looks after you at colnago? I guess its true, its all you who you know. Oh well, maybe next time I'll book a trip to italy, and keep an eye on Luigi when he assembles my C60.(just joking ).
Uuuugghhhh you're killing me! I ordered my C-50 over 3 months ago and I still don't have it yet. I'm getting the "spider" paint job or PR-AL with the Star fork and 2004 Record. I've got a brand new set of Reynolds Stratus DV wheels waiting too.
How do you like the bike? It looks awesome!
By the way, I've got that same Python print saddle on my CT-1 and my TT bike- I love it.
I luv the bike -- the ride is fantastic. Very stiff for accelleration, handling, confidence on fast descents. Just got back from helping run a "training camp" put on by a major pro rider, and lots of the guys loved the bike's looks.....but noone got to ride it !!!!
C50 what do you think of those cinelli RAM handlebars?I've been thinking of getting some for my c40 but I'm wary of them being too flexy or fragile.Are they stiff enough to sprint with?Also I know the c40 is a plush ride and I dont want to make it too "soft" on the front end.What do you think having ridden both c40 and c50 frames and now having the RAM bar?
I went with the RAM for the looks (ltd. edition silver top) on my Dream Plus, where the little bit of flex was a plus. On the C50 I have changed now to the Deda Forza stem (massive looking carbon, but works with the C50 front end visually) and the Deda Spectrum carbon bars oversize 31.7 clamp. Overal, lighter and MUCH stiffer -- highly recommend it, although on the C40 the stem might be too massive looking for some == maybe one of the conventioal "round" Deda stems, like an Einstein or Newton
Latest pic showing the Deda Forza stem and Spectrum bars -- also the Cinelli RAM chackpoint computer mount that puts the computer out in front of the stem for better viewing and to keep it more out of harm's way........
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