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Old 02-16-2019, 09:16 PM
Eli Bingham Eli Bingham is offline
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Colnago Master 61 cm "Freuler"

This frame is new to me and also never built. I picked it up from Tony's clearance sale at Bicycle Odyssey and it had never come off the wall. Unclear what year the frame was made, but it has a Columbus sticker on the seat tube which supposedly dates it from prior to 2010. I have always wanted one of these, and I just couldn't resist the discount. Originally made with a threadless 1" steerer - I had the steerer cut and threaded to convert it.

Can anyone identity the paint scheme or the year? It does not appear to be an Art Decor model and it does not have the little rider painted on the top tube.

Headset: Campagnolo Record
Crankset: Campagnolo Potenza 11 50/34
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Potenza 11
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-28
Chain: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Potenza 11
Brakes: Campagnolo Potenza
Wheels: White Industries T11/HED Belgium C2
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Control 25mm
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Ti Team Edition
Stem: Cinelli 1A 120mm
Handlebars: Cinelli Giro d'Italia 44cm
Pedals: Speedplay Zero stainless

I am very stoked on the Potenza group, despite being less than thrilled with the name. I got it primarily because it was the only "high end" silver group they make now, but I don't feel like I'm missing anything with this group on the bike. The wheels were what I had available, and I went with the Shimano cassette so I wouldn't have to switch the freehub body. Some day I will probably switch to some nice silver box section wheels.
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:41 AM
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This frame is new to me and also never built. I picked it up from Tony's clearance sale at Bicycle Odyssey and it had never come off the wall. Unclear what year the frame was made, but it has a Columbus sticker on the seat tube which supposedly dates it from prior to 2010. I have always wanted one of these, and I just couldn't resist the discount. Originally made with a threadless 1" steerer - I had the steerer cut and threaded to convert it.

Can anyone identity the paint scheme or the year? It does not appear to be an Art Decor model and it does not have the little rider painted on the top tube.

Headset: Campagnolo Record
Crankset: Campagnolo Potenza 11 50/34
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Potenza 11
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-28
Chain: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Potenza 11
Brakes: Campagnolo Potenza
Wheels: White Industries T11/HED Belgium C2
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Control 25mm
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Ti Team Edition
Stem: Cinelli 1A 120mm
Handlebars: Cinelli Giro d'Italia 44cm
Pedals: Speedplay Zero stainless

I am very stoked on the Potenza group, despite being less than thrilled with the name. I got it primarily because it was the only "high end" silver group they make now, but I don't feel like I'm missing anything with this group on the bike. The wheels were what I had available, and I went with the Shimano cassette so I wouldn't have to switch the freehub body. Some day I will probably switch to some nice silver box section wheels.
Beautiful!
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:44 PM
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Weight

Forgot to mention the obligatory weight: came in 20.01 pounds with pedals. Not bad for 0 carbon parts and this size of frame.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:29 AM
Eli Bingham Eli Bingham is offline
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Smile Colnago got back to me

I emailed Colnago about the frame and I got a very nice response from Alessandro Colnago. This is a frame produced in 2008, in a LX10 color scheme.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:12 AM
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Love this bike- same size I ride. I’ve had good luck running Shimano 11s cassettes on campag groups, with the obvious upside that they’re drastically cheaper and more available.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:38 AM
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Super nice!
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:45 AM
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Good call on the threadless to threaded stem.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:47 AM
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Shimano cassette

Yeah, the dramatically lower price of the 11s Ultegra cassettes and chains was also a consideration for sure. It does not seem to impact the shift quality at all, though I’m sure I could find someone at Campy to tell me otherwise. Sadly with the 12 speed era upon us it seems like this cross-compatibility is going away?

One other interesting quirk of this frame - the BB shell has Italian threading. I think they switched the Master over to BSA at some point more recently.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:50 AM
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I’ve personally never worked on a master with BSA threads, but also haven’t touched one more recent than yours. My ‘08ish C50 is Italian threaded.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:42 PM
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The rain in the Bay finally stopped today.
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