Saturday, March 13, 2010

Colnago Master retires

This is the last bicycle that I rode with a cycle computer (and still be happy with the stats it displayed). It’s been hanging on the wall, unused, since the end of 2008. A reminder of wonderful days spent in the saddle and an acknowledgement of how our focus changes as we age. The modern (for 2008) Pro stem and anatomic bars sits somewhat uncomfortably on the slender 1990s steel frameset. Nonetheless, it remains the best handling steel bicycle in my possession with an efficient 2008 Chorus group and competent Ksyrium wheelset.

The GT Team Carbon is the new kid on the block. Light and with up-to-date technology yet practical for the non-racer (ie eschewing the current trend for flashy carbon wheels). And not too ostentatious as to draw attention to the shortcomings of it’s rider.

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