Colnago Sport

A while back I received a forum message on one of the bike forums I visit from a gent in Ghana who had just picked up a Colnago frameset .

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And for whatever reason he asked me if I would like it , so after some thought I said yes depending on how we were going to get it from Ghana to the UK .

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He said that next time he came visiting he would bring it over as hand luggage . Well it all happened about 6 weeks ago.

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And once I saw it I was concerned about how tight on clearances it was . And decided that I would build it up soon as I could so I could ride it and make sure it rode well before deciding on a much needed frame refinish .

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Well I finished bolting parts to it earlier this week and have been using it for commuting for a couple of days to get a general feel for it and I was pleasantly surprised how it rode especially once I replaced the calipers.

 

After a total of 35 commuting miles I decided to use it on my Saturday early morning ride and covered 26 enjoyable miles at a good pace and apart from the drive side bottom bracket cup loosening itself it went well. Once home I used a fair degree of brute force to tighten it back up .

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Another 29 miles were covered this morning without any issues and I can honestly say that it handles well , is surefooted and soaks up the lumps and bumps well .  It’s a bike that I am looking forward to getting a few more miles on in the future.

 

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9 thoughts on “Colnago Sport

  1. Oh, those Italian BBs. Do you have a thread holding compound like Loctite. I’ve found it a necessity for Italian, French and Swiss BBs.

    Colnago looks a bit rough, but those fine bikes and usually worth rebuilding.

    Cheers,

    Van

    • I was reluctant to use a locking compound yet a while just in case i decide to have it refinished and it hampered the removal again , if i have too many issues i can always use a threadless unit .

      The paintwork is rough for sure but hey ho adds to its character

  2. I think we’ve both been lucky recently two very different bikes which goes to shows the wide range of our interest /obsession

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