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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 4368
Location: metro-motown-area

5/22/13 3:17 PM

maiden voyage!

a little early-season upgrade, trading up from a C40 to a C50...nevermind that both bikes are pre-2005 technology!




anyone interested in a used C40 frame/fork w/ 57.7cm TT?!

<a href="http://majortaylorcycling.org/bikes/walter_colnago_c40hp-navigators.jpg"><img src="http://majortaylorcycling.org/bikes/thumbs/walter_colnago_c40hp-navigators.jpg"></a>

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sandiway
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4902
Location: back in Tucson

5/22/13 3:49 PM

very classy

Very classy Walter!

You have a decal made for the top tube?

Sandiway

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 4368
Location: metro-motown-area

5/22/13 3:55 PM

name stickers

i put 'em on all my bikes... http://vcgraphix.com

i'm also a bit anal-retentive, and had those circle-crosshair stickers made up to align w/ my BB centerline on all my bikes w/ horizontal top-tubes.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17125
Location: Portland, OR

5/22/13 4:32 PM

"circle-crosshair stickers made up to align w/ my BB centerline"

I am adopting that idea...


I like the C50 colors better personally, same size?. Seems like the 58.2 Top Tube 61CM would be more your size, no?

I will stick with my $175.00 2006 Roubaix frameset. ;)
Well the bike I mean... Not as short and spunky, but I get along with it. ;)

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 4368
Location: metro-motown-area

5/22/13 4:53 PM

yep its a 61cm

That's one big reason for the change, perfect the relative TT/stem lengths.

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ErikS
Joined: 19 May 2005
Posts: 8310
Location: Slowing boiling over in the steamy south, Global Warming is real

5/22/13 6:00 PM

Well done. Nice ride.

Gonna look into the name graphic.

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6155
Location: Maine

5/23/13 3:55 PM

Nice

Nice bike. Nice Sidis. I was thinking of some nice new white Sidis and new pedals this year, but decided on the more economical option of new cleats.

How's the bike ride?

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 4368
Location: metro-motown-area

5/23/13 4:48 PM

ride

it's different to the C40, but very familiar.

my C40 rides like a very comfortable steel bike, just a little stiffer and a good deal more comfortable.

C50 is quite similar, albeit slightly stiffer thru the front-end and a little less comfy thru the back-end. and the C50s handling is actually slightly more stable.

the C40 is very stable in corners, does not have that really twitchy handling my time had (that i wasnt too keen on). the C50 seems to be have more intentional and stable handling behavior than the C40.

granted this is only from an initial 60-minute shake down cruise, but those are my initial observations & feelings.

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2574
Location: hillbilly heaven

5/23/13 4:51 PM

Walter, you have the nicest rides. I wanted your Time when you sold it but the timing was not right for me. I like quick handling road bikes, but now I tend to use wide tires and I must be careful to make sure the bike will fit them.

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