I've learned no more than 3 brews for $1000+ frame build...SPINDAWG said:a two beer build at that. Congratulations on the new steed equipped with a great choice of components. Definately looks the business,enjoy!
The yellow tape is a warning label that came with the crank. and I agree, no more than three.6was9 said:I've learned no more than 3 brews for $1000+ frame build...
Nice pix... even the work stand and the art work on the wall go nicely with the frame color scheme...
btw what's with the yellow tape(?) around the crank arm?
The stem is a Deda Newton and the bar is a Kestrel EMP PRO - I like its subtle ergonomic shape... not too exaggerated.GW1 said:With a paint job like that, go with a bottle of wine, fantastic! What bar and stem are you using? Like the shape of the bars, but do not recognize them.
bsalami said:... and here she is. If the weather cooperates I'll take her on an inaugural ride tomorrow.
Thank you all for the wonderful support.
Definitely will. unfortunately it snowed last weekend (SLC, UT) and it's pretty chilly right now. Hopefully it'll warm up in a week or so. Then, impressions are in order.odeum said:congrats on the new ride, i have just built up a close relative, more to come, watch for pics.
please offer up some ride impressions, if youre initial impressions are like mine they will be strong!
This is a 2004 model. I got it from a friend who bought it in 05 brand new and only rode it for about 400 miles and he just upfgraded to the Extreme C. The frame literally looks brand new - got the frame for $2,200 (a very fair deal).Clevor said:bsalami, where did you get the bike? It has to be Maestro or an older frame, as that paint scheme has been discontinued for 2006, although it is still available on the Active.
Don't get sucked in by all the hype about Maestro! As I have written before: Mike is not an official Colnago dealer and cannot therefore offer an official 'Colnago warranty', has absolutely no direct ties to Colnago, cannot get any frames custom painted in Italy and does not offer the most attractive prices either. No matter how you look at it, there is always a better solution to Maestro.cotocalicyclist said:One last note: I have to say that Maestro really did do an outstanding job. I was a little worried about spending that much money on a bike I could not see from an overseas vendor. The wait also nearly killed me. However, from all that I have read and my own experience, it is clearly the best way to purchase a Colnago (assuming you know enough about what geometry and size you want).