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Old 01-24-2021, 06:43 PM
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Colnago C64

Well this would be my 6th Colnago C series bike. I have owned a C-50 and 4 C60 in total. I always found myself coming back to that smooth, comfy, lugged carbon feel. Also helps that Colnago in my book has perfect geometry.

I sold my Bianchi Specialissima to a fellow ridding buddy. I absolutely loved that bike. Such a perfect machine. But he was looking for a bike and I said I would only sell if I can see it every now and then when we ride.

The reason why I sold off those four C60 bikes is I always felt it lacked that snap and quick punch that I found in other carbon bikes. I heard that the C64 kind of corrected this. Corrected is probably not the right word... When speaking to other C64 owners they said they can relate to what my thoughts were on the C60. They also said that the C64 is like the C60 but with a little mix in of the V3R. That peaked my attention.

A fantastic deal on a Colnago C64 fell into my lap. I was able to get in contact with a ridder from Team Novo Nordisk in Arizona and he had a Colnago C64 size 52s in the PJUS color scheme. This scheme to my knowledge was only for sale in North America.

C64 PJUS


Team Novo Nordisk Scheme


The bike will be built as follows.

Colnago C64 Disc 52s PJUS
Dura Ace 9170 Groupset
Dura Ace 9100 172.5 52/36 crankset with driveside Stages
Ceramic Speed Coated BB T4530
Dura Ace C40 disc wheelset
Dura Ace 9100 11-30 cassette
Vittoria Rubino Pro 25mm setup tubeless
Sella Italia Boost SLR Kit Carbono saddle
Zipp SL stem 100mm (probably will get played around with fit)
Shimano Pro Vibe Aero Superlight bars 42mm
Time XPro 12 pedals
Lightweight Edelhelfer cages


Looking forward to the build up.

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Old 01-24-2021, 09:21 PM
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Wow, that's nice. Love the light blue!! Beautiful frameset.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:29 PM
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Excellent choice!
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:30 PM
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Very nice. Please report back as you get some miles to report on if it has the "snap" you're looking for.

I really really dig these bikes.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:31 PM
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these are nice and love it in that color.
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:28 PM
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Looks great! I can't wait to see this beauty built up
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:04 AM
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Very nice, beautiful color combo.....
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:02 PM
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Can't wait to see this!!!!
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:40 PM
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Would love to ride a C64 and my SL6 S-Works back to back for a day

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Old 01-25-2021, 02:24 PM
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That is gonna be a beauty!
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Old 01-25-2021, 03:43 PM
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Current issue, no that's not it. Current problem, no that is not right. Current oversight on my part? Yea that will work... (we are talking an Italian bike here so has to be my fault with any issues)

So in shipping the junction and wire to the battery in the seat post became wedged to the point that the wire that goes to the battery was not long enough to connect. I know the wire is long enough so some how must have wedged itself in the area of the BB.
There it is. Just a few inches is all I need.


I thought to open up this port to possibly gain access to the wire.
Not big enough.


Thinking that gravity is my friend here, upside down it goes and on my back I go.



I give it a couple good tugs back and forth between where it enters near the headtube. Tons of e-tube wire comes out of the headtube side. This tells me the wire is definitely long enough.



The worst that can happen is I pull the wire apart and need a new etube wire which I have. Well I got it out...


Now I have to reconnect it to the junction by the BB. The Ceramic Speed BB was used in this application. The coated super smoooove one. This BB is sleeved so I have to pull the BB.

Ceramic Speed calls it T4530. I don't have the tool to pull the CS BB. So I start calling around and asking around. Sold out everywhere on this side of the pond. Only place to get it Ceramic Speed themselves in Denmark. Yea that may get here sometime this year...



So I start thinking outside the box. Abbey Tools makes a tool for Colnago T45 and of course you already know it is the best you can get but.... This tool was created for the Colnago Threadfit with no bearings in so the inner diameter is much to large for the CS application I have.



I picked up the Park tool thinking this may work as a reviewer says it does.


Nope.... 52.2OD I need 53OD. You can see my the scoring how it is off.

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Old 01-25-2021, 04:00 PM
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Ok keep thinking. Reach out to a couple buddies on the board that I sold my C60 bikes too and low and behold MadscienceNow comes through that he has the elusive Colnago Steel tool that shipped with C60 bikes early on.


much smaller ID and I think will work.... Fingers crossed. What do you think? Will it work?



To be continued...
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Old 01-25-2021, 04:17 PM
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I think Sram AXS would be your friend but it would class with the Shimano decal on the fork so I guess you're stuck. Gook luck and add me to the list anxious to hear your ride report.
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Old 01-31-2021, 07:45 AM
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Shimano decal will be coming off.

Just arrived via Eric at elite velo solutions. He is such an asset to our community. Pair of Berk saddles. Lupina in 150mm. I have never had matching saddles on both of my bikes so this will be a nice touch.

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Old 01-31-2021, 12:51 PM
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I am ashamed that I didn't see this when you first posted it!

That frameset is GORGEOUS! This is going to be a great build and I hope that it's a keeper for you.

As the proud owner of one of your former C60's, I have to disagree - I absolutely LOVE the C60!

But I am also excited that you have upsized from a 50s to a 52s - that way I won't be tempted when you sell this! (Because no frameset is forever)
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