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  1. #1
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    My new Colnago EPQ

    Here are some pictures of my new bike.
    Spent happy dark evenings making this and now it's ready to ride !
    Pretty isn't it.
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  2. #2
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    / IMO

    Saddle looks funky on a current Colnago.

    Stem looks rather bulbous and sticks out visually by having spacers above and below.

    IMO /

  3. #3
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    Nice bike but you gotta do something about that stem. And the bottle cage - white is not a good color for it.

  4. #4
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    saddle looks a bit too much to the rear end, but probably you have very long legs ?

    Stem looks indeed too short and high

    A Colnago like the EPQ has a classic italian racing geometry, it performs best with low handlebars and long stems.

    With a setup like yours the weight would be too much on the rear part of the bike and not well balanced

    It would be better if you post a picture of yourself on the bike so we can get a better idea.

    But judging by the saddle height and unless you have a very short torso, I would suggest to put on a longer stem and lower handlebar position and train your sitting and back bending.

    Otherwise your frame is maybe too big for you or you would benefit more of bike with a relaxed geometry.
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  5. #5
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    Nice bike, good job with the build.


  6. #6
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    3T ARX LTD is a fine stem. I have one on my C59. You could flip it, remove the spacer tower and change the saddle and post to something more modern and it's a winner.

  7. #7
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    Feb 2011
    San Marco Regal saddle would be a nice change (the modern version is black and white)

  8. #8
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    I've just weighed the beast and it comes in at 16.5 lbs which includes a little bag under the saddle containing an innertube, a pump and a large multi-tool. So, not bad eh ?!
    I took your advice and turned the stem over so it is now approx horizontal rather than sloping upwards. Better.
    Also swapped the Colnago bottle cage for a nice Time carbon one in black, red and white colours so everything is in these colours now.
    I should mention that the wheels are something I'm particularly proud of as I built them myself using all DT Swiss parts. The hubs are 180 Carbon Ceramic, spokes are Aerolite and rims are RR415. I did the front 28 spoke wheel as 1-cross as I don't really like the appearance of radial spoking. This lacing pattern produces a nice stiff wheel like radial spoking, but with a bit of a nod toward the comfort of cross pattern. The back wheel is cross 2 pattern 32 spoke.
    Ridden her twice now on shortish 'first' runs. Rides really nicely - very comfortable and rediculously fast - I'm sure someone fitted an engine when I wasn't looking ! A very different ride to my custom made Mercian steel framed road bike fitted out with the old Campag Super Record bits from the 1980's I think.

  9. #9
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    Jul 2010
    Very nice bike, the colors look great. Thanks for posting. Enjoy the ride!

  10. #10
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    Nice bike

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