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Old 06-17-19, 08:04 PM
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Old 06-18-19, 07:40 AM
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There is a term you used to hear, in Engineering, a whole lot, but its lost favor in these highly technical times. "Simple Elegance", and this Colnago exemplifies that kind of thinking to me. Nothing grand or showy, just what is necessary to get the job done, in the manner necessary to, and wanted by a cyclist. Very pleasing to the eye, and the engineer's mind as well.

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Thanks for the comments.
I don't think there will be much of any upgradeitis, other than getting a set of tubular wheels built on the hubs that were on the bike when I got it. There's nothing I would want to upgrade. It's where I want it to be in terms of 'patina' and 'correctness'. I mean it's all (going to be, once wheels are built) Campagnolo (Super) Record of the era, not sure where any 'upgrades' would occur. Yeah, I want to put the correct SR big chainring on it at some point, and perhaps change the saddle if it's uncomfortable, but there's really nothing to upgrade.
Actually, I might even 'downgrade' a little by putting steel toe clips on it (the weight difference, oh the horror!!). On my test ride I scraped the Campagnolo alloy toe clip on the ground a couple times and it made me freak out (and it gouged the clips a bit, )

I'm a little surprised by the response about the Cat Eye bar wrap. I didn't know or think there was anything 'special' about it. I just happened to have two boxes of black, the color I wanted to use, so I put them on. So what's the excitement over it, other than it's perhaps more period correct than current production Newbaums?
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Old 06-18-19, 08:35 AM
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Really nice build. My father and I rebuilt an '83 Superissimo with similar parts a couple of years ago. Your attention to detail is amazing!
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Old 06-18-19, 08:56 AM
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Love the cable color. Not crazy about the length, though. I prefer my loops Eddy short.
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Great build and attention to detail! The seatpost setting looks "just right" for that frame.
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The benefit of a few well timed flips! Love the attention to detail! To me, this is what separates the really good builds from the average. Its all about the details.
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Very nice build
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Thanks again.
Regarding housing length: for whatever reason the loops look excessively big in the pics. I did leave them a little long, as I can always trim them shorter. I could not add length if I had cut them too short.

I realized that I would need a pump. So today after a little trial and error and test fitting, I shortened a Silca pump so that when I install the umprella pump peg clamp thing on the seat tube it won't cover or damage any decals.
I contemplated mounting it on the top tube, but after mounting it I thought it looked stupid there.




I also cleaned up an umbrella pump clamp. I was painting some other stuff for work, and since I had painted the fluting on a set of cranks for Miguel @malcala622 I thought it would be a neat little touch to paint the engraving on the pump peg. So I did that. It was kind of a pain, as the engraving is rather small, but it turned out well.




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Nicely done, enjoy!
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Just use "spartan" and tell the engineers to go pound sand. You know where that comes from, Bill.
Apologies in advance, sort of... grunts don't often do so. It's the Neanderthal in them.

It's a spartan build, and spartan kicks ass.

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There is a term you used to hear, in Engineering, a whole lot, but its lost favor in these highly technical times. "Simple Elegance", and this Colnago exemplifies that kind of thinking to me. Nothing grand or showy, just what is necessary to get the job done, in the manner necessary to, and wanted by a cyclist. Very pleasing to the eye, and the engineer's mind as well.

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Just use "spartan" and tell the engineers to go pound sand. You know where that comes from, Bill.
Apologies in advance, sort of... grunts don't often do so. It's the Neanderthal in them.

It's a spartan build, and spartan kicks ass.
Been told to pound sand more than once, just let it roll off my back and keep putting one foot in front of the other. We're all grunts when you get right down to it, according to the USMC ethos.

It is a Spartan build, and that's a good thing in my book. Both of my C&V rides are as simple as I can keep them, also.

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