Colnago at the London bike show 2010

10 Oct

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There was a real buzz of excitement centering around the Colnago stand this year at the Earls Court bike show. The display had great presence and was very impressive. I arrived at the show quite early to get a few photo’s before the crowds arrived, but already I could see the Colnago bikes were attracting quite a lot of attention. The stand was decked out with a great centre shot of the Colnago-CSF Inox sprinter Manuel Belletti in jubilant mood after his victory on stage 13 of the 2010 Giro d’ Italia! There were also some impressive shots of Thomas Voeckler riding his C59 in the French National Champion colours and Anthony Charteau (King of the Mountains) riding his iconic polka dot frame……fantastic! Taking centre stage was the mouthwatering C59 Italia Limited Edition, or better know as ‘ The White Lady’. Colnago have only made 59 of these limited edition frames and each one is individually numbered.  

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Diego Colosio (Colnago) & Peter Nesbit (Windwave) 

A big congratulations to the boys at Windwave (Colnago UK distributor) for laying on a fantastic show which was well received. Peter Nesbit who is the Managing Director of Windwave was on hand to answer all questions about the Colnago range. Peter stated that he was really enjoying the show and was very proud of the Colnago teams achievements! Peter is a really nice guy and answered all my eager questions about the Colnago range.

Also on hand was Alessandro Colnago who is the Grandson of Mr Colnago and global sales manager Diego Colosio. They were meeting and greeting the public and talking about the Colnago frames on dislay. Diego Colosio said, its a great atmosphere at the bike show and its lovely to meet and talk to people interested in our frames. It was immediately obvious that Colnago still hold true family values within the company and their attention to detail in frame construction, finish and paintwork was very evident. You could see that customer service and satisfaction is extremely important to Colnago. It really made me proud to be a Colnago owner! 
 

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Brian Palmer – Washingmachinepost 

It was also nice to see Brian Palmer who runs the http://www.thewashingmachinepost.net/ . Brian is a really lovely guy and we both share a deep passion for the Colnago marque. I have know Brian for a while now and its always a great meeting of minds. I thoroughly enjoy reading his posts which are both educational and informative. I also get from Brian that he is writing from the ‘common man’ approach and gives it from the angle of the everyday/weekend rider. Very down to earth with a cheerful personality!  

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 Colnago C59 in black & Silver

This is the new top of the range frame from Colnago.Pictures in catalogues do not do this frame justice! Seeing it in the flesh is something to behold. Get up front and personal with this frame is the only way to view it. The stunning carbon weave working hand in hand with the lush paintwork! This frame was literally four years in the making. This frame is designed, built and painted in Italy. The top and down tube are internally ribbed to maximise stiffness. This frame has already proved itself within the Giro and Tour de France 2010! 
If you are interesting in purchasing one of these frames, apparently there is a 3 month waiting list. They are working flat out at the factory in Cambiago Italy. Presently, they are producung around 80 frames per week!

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Above is a short video of the C59 in the in black and yellow (GDYB) although this colour scheme didn’t feature at the 2010 bike show, just thought you might like to see a nice close up video of the colour which was used by Team Bbox Telecom in the Tour de France. 

 Below is the stunning M10. Very stelf!  

Colnago’s latest creation in monocoque carbon frames. It must be seen! This frame takes technical advances seen in the CX1 to a higher level. The new Lamination technology and material used in manufacture of the M10 makes it lighter than the CX1 and stiffer laterally with the use of a bigger bottom bracket.So, we have the classis looks of a Colnago, combined with the elegant5 frame design. Like the C59, this frame also comes with internal cable routing. This is the lightest frame in the Colnago range.
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Colnago will offer the new M10 in five eye-catching paint schemes plus a spartan matte black finish.
The new M10 is fitted with a tapered front end.
The new M10 uses a standard threaded bottom bracket.

Colnago has also brought out a series of top quality cycle clothing for the discerning Colnago owner.
Having a good look at it yesterday, the quality is superb. It has the same sort of quality as a very well know Swiss manufacturer !

  

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For further information on any of the above including UK dealer information Please contact Windwave

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