PEZ-Man Chuck Pena takes us through an enviable passion project as he rebuilds a new stock Colnago V3 carbon disc bike with some major parts upgrades including wheels, rotors, tires, chainrings, saddle, bars & stem, bar tape, cages, power meter, and more.Colnago.An iconic cycling marque born in 1954 that needs no introduction. The racers who have ridden bikes built by Colnago (although not always Colnago-branded) are giants of the sport: Magni, Motta, and none other than the Cannibal, to name a few. And the Colnago Mapei bikes ridden to multiple victories and podium places in Paris-Roubaix and other Classics are the stuff of legend. Who can forget the 1996 Paris-Roubaix when Johan Museeuw (the first of three victories in the Hell of the North for the Lion of Flanders), Gianluca Bortolami (he would win Flanders in 2001), and Andrea Tafi (Paris-Roubaix winner in 1999) crossed the line 1-2-3 in the velodrome on Colnagos?The Project Started HereThis PEZ project bike started life as a stockColnago V3. The V3 is the “little brother” of the Colnago V3Rs, which is ridden by many of the UAE Team Emirates riders (including this year’s TdF winner,Tadej Pogacar – the first time a Colnago-branded bike has won Le Tour — and the winner of Stage 1,Alexander Kristoff). But the V3 is still a full-on race bike by any other name. Both are carbon fibre monocoque, have dropped seat stays, and the geometry of the two bikes is exactly the same. What’s different is that the V3…
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