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Colnago Master Olympic

Frame:
Colnago Master Olympic 53cm

Fork/Headset:
1in chrome-plated steel Colnago Precisa fork / Campagnolo Record threaded Headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Dura-Ace FC-7800 / Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 Italian Bottom Bracket

Pedals:
Shimano PD-5610 105 road pedal

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 10 Speed Cassette / 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 / Shimano Dura Ace 7800 53t outer, Shimano Dura Ace 7800 39t inner.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Dura Ace 7800

Handlebars/Stem:
Deda Piega 42cm / Deda Murex 120mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fizik Arione / Nitto 65

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Ksyrium Elite / Continental GP4000s

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Ksyrium Elite / Continental GP4000s

More Info:
The Master Olympic frames were officially made in 1993 when due to copyright issues with the International Olympic Committee they were ordered to stop production. Colnago Masters are some of the most beautiful bikes you can get off the shelf. The Lugs, the chrome bits, and the sharp dynamic profile of the Precisa fork accentuates the feeling of speed. The details are mad, I hated the damn 'Art Decor' paintwork at first but the complexity and richness in detail grew on me. The multi-faceted Columbus Gilco tubes complement the whole 'Art Decor' paint scheme as each facet reveals and hides the many patterns and motifs on the paintwork. A visual treat. The ride simply amazing. Silky smooth and lively. You've probably heard testimonies saying 'tracks as if on rails' I never actually got it until I experienced it first hand. Swerve, it follows. Bank on an apex, 'tracks as if on rails.' Acceleration was instantaneous, point and shoot. Agile gila. Because of the rather small size (53cm) the frame felt super stiff. In fact as good as any modern carbon counterpart and descending hills while mashing hard on the pedals at tremendous speeds feels more stable and planted than my modern carbon framed Trek Madone. Probably its only drawback against a modern frame was that it's a bit heavy on climbs. Built with Dura-Ace groupsets instead of Campagnolo. Not going the Italian way may seem blasphemous but many Colnagos of that period were raced on Dura-Aces.

Added by Narc. Last updated almost 9 years ago.

As of almost 9 years ago, Narc has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

11 Comments

lesundancekid

lesundancekid says:

Wow!

Posted about 4 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

oh nice!
super clean!

Posted over 7 years ago

rOnz

rOnz says:

pure beauty !

Posted almost 9 years ago

Nimhskater978

Nimhskater978 says:

A very sweet build

Posted about 9 years ago

Narc

Narc says:

Thanks man. That's quite a collection you have there. Amazing.

Posted about 9 years ago

balbal

balbal says:

very nice!

Posted about 9 years ago

Narc

Narc says:

Thanks :)

Posted about 9 years ago

imran_sulisto

imran_sulisto says:

nice frame bro'

Posted about 9 years ago

Narc

Narc says:

thanks man. nice merckx btw, always a favorite.

Posted about 9 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Awesome build!

Posted about 9 years ago

Narc

Narc says:

Thanks! Just finished building it yesterday.

Posted about 9 years ago