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Old 09-21-21, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ExPatTyke View Post
My 1986 Peugeot Premiere. I've owned this one from new.

Short seatpost and short stem indicate that the frame might be a bit too big for the rider. This definitely adds a chill to any warmth that might be present. Fenders bottle, and, and seat bag aren't helping much, either.
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Old 09-24-21, 05:57 PM
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I'm still searching for the exact right color blue for the bar tape, but this is as close as I've been able to find so far. It used to be that Cinelli's blue was a dead-on match, but they seem to have changed their shade in the last 15+ years

New tires (Pirelli P Zero Race TLR). I think a lighter color sidewall would look better.

(Damnit! I didn't get the cranks totally level Grrr...)
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Old 09-24-21, 07:35 PM
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Both hot, though the Storck is way hotter.

In my opinion, I would stop searching for the perfect blue, and go black. Unnecessary matchy-matchy.
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Old 09-24-21, 08:17 PM
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+1 on the hotness. I would usually agree on black tape, but not feeling it with that paint scheme/fork. I keep looking but can't think of any color that doesn't look a bit off.
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Old 09-24-21, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ExPatTyke View Post
My 1986 Peugeot Premiere. I've owned this one from new.

French Bike - French Fit .....looks great!

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...ition-fit.html
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Old 09-25-21, 04:41 AM
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Slammed seatpost = instant fail.

The Storck is mint. The Colnago needs black tape, and the fork painted to match the frame.
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Old 09-25-21, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Both hot, though the Storck is way hotter.

In my opinion, I would stop searching for the perfect blue, and go black. Unnecessary matchy-matchy.
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The Storck is mint. The Colnago needs black tape, and the fork painted to match the frame.
Black tape isn't going to happen on the Colnago. It's a 2001 model with a Mapei team paint scheme. Mapei team bikes of that era had a black carbon fork and matchy-blue bar tape. As such, my hunt for the right blue tape will continue, and the fork will stay black. Ideally, the fork should be the Colnago Flash model, but the current price for that fork on the used market is above my level of sensibility. Likewise, the ideal bar tape is Mapei blue printed with "Colnago" in white.
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Okay then, but it strikes me that anyone posting a team replica (or actual team bike) in this thread should note that
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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
Okay then, but it strikes me that anyone posting a team replica (or actual team bike) in this thread should note that
i wouldn’t call my bike a “replica” because it’s not the same model frame as the team bikes. It’s the same paint scheme, which is classic and distinctive for Colnago, and I am using that as my guide because it also appeals to my appearance sensibilities.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
Okay then, but it strikes me that anyone posting a team replica (or actual team bike) in this thread should note that
i wouldn’t call my bike a “replica” because it’s not the same model frame as the team bikes. It’s the same Mapei paint scheme, which is classic and distinctive for Colnago, and I am using that as my guide because it also appeals to my cosmetic sensibilities.
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Old 09-30-21, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
it’s a great riding bike I’m sure! To get more hot, assuming you don’t care about keeping it 100% timely, look at some of the newer saddles which are hot and more comfortable
So, took that advice and tried out a newer, lighter, but not too out of place saddle I had kicking around. New stem and bars too… venturing into carbon fiber.

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Old 09-30-21, 09:06 PM
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So, took that advice and tried out a newer, lighter, but not too out of place saddle I had kicking around. New stem and bars too… venturing into carbon fiber.

nice job looks fantastic!
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