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Old 05-07-2022, 10:09 AM
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Build at 98%.

I put on Silca Cushino bar tape, and it's just too thick - and after 1 ride it's already dirty. So I need to get some Fizik tape for it.

These tires are mis-matched 22mm tires, because that's what I had on the shelf for black tires. Veloflex 25mm tires are on the way and arrive on Monday.

Ride impressions: it feels identical to my C60 (or nearly so after 1 ride), which is what I wanted. I like all of my bikes to handle/feel the same. I am very, very pleased.

The only downside to the C59 is that the rear brake housing has to be run continuous thru the top tube - so I consider that a downside because it drive my inner weight-weenie crazy. Also it's so weird that it has an English BB. That just feels wrong emotionally.



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Old 05-07-2022, 11:42 AM
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very nice,i like soo much
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Old 05-09-2022, 02:37 PM
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Always a fan of the c59
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:48 AM
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Very cool!
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Old 05-10-2022, 09:28 AM
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This turned out really well! The PM even appears to match!
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:20 AM
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This turned out really well! The PM even appears to match!
This whole build has turned out better than expected.

I just got on some black Veloflex tires and they look GOOD.
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Old 05-10-2022, 02:35 PM
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Clean (pun) find, and very nice build.

Let me know how this one stacks up against your EP
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Old 05-10-2022, 02:56 PM
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the threaded BB is da bomb, though agree "English" - careful on the 25Ms - they can just Nick some paint under the fork and rear brake bridge - no damage, but some people flip over it.

The C59 is the top of Colnago sans tire sizes that are accepted. I love yours as it has a great story. Enjoy and great pickup - glad it's here in Paceline.
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Old 05-10-2022, 06:54 PM
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t - careful on the 25Ms - they can just Nick some paint under the fork and rear brake bridge
Ya, I was ready for that, but the Veloflex 25's measure out on these wheels at 24.5mm, and the remaining clearance to both bridges looks good.
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:06 AM
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Finally got a "finished" pic with the Silca bartape removed and some Fizik bartape installed. I gotta tell you - she's a delight.

When you figure lugged carbon Colnago at the best price, the C59 is the best out there that I have ridden.

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Old 06-01-2022, 08:48 AM
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Old 06-01-2022, 09:29 AM
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Perfection. Where are the pics taken?
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Old 06-01-2022, 10:18 AM
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Very nice!

How would you say this compares to the F8 you had for a while?
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Old 06-01-2022, 10:35 AM
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That's a really sharp looking bike!
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Old 06-01-2022, 10:45 AM
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Very nice!

How would you say this compares to the F8 you had for a while?
I'm interested in this answer as well, Angry. If I had to guess, based on owning an F8 and two different C60s I would say the C59 is a more balanced smooth ride whereas the F8 has quicker steering and just constantly feels like it wants to go. The C60 is a bit smoother but doesn't feel as punchy as the F8. This about right for the C59 or is it different than the C60 in a big way?
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