Colnago Lux Dream Rabobank

Here’s one I’ve been riding most frequently at the moment-my winter bike

Colnago Rabobank Lux Dream, Dura Ace 7700

I bought the frameset and group really cheap, and the guy I bought it off said it was Johnny Hoogerland’s. Given that the Tour was on at the time, and poor old Johnny had shredded his shorts, I took the vendor’s comments with a pinch of salt.

Then I found this site

with this image

The decal on the drive side fork has the same wear in each picture, could it be?

It rides beautifully, I usually ride old Italian steel, but this cracker I’ve ridden through the winter without worrying about rust or paint corrosion.

A future classic methinks.

Above post it’s first event with me on it-110km

rear derailleur jammed up twice, there was quite a bit of detritus on the road and bad rain at times, so maybe that’s why,

rectified itself though, and was comfortable for the sub 4 hours it took.

Cleat screws disappeared, so when I stopped, my foot got stuck and I made like Mr Bean and keeled over sideways.

facelift with Flite saddle  and Chris King headset donated from bikes I traded,

crank set, rd, and shifters were also changed,

bar tape temporary!

The frame was always too big, so when I got a chance to get one in my size from an ex Rabobank under 23 team member , I snapped it up, and sold the old frameset

The ‘new’ one has a Rabobank team decal with the riders name on it..




first pictures of the new version…


just on a test ride with beater wheels..


I have some WH 7701 wheels, and I think I’ll add a longer stem to get the same geo as my C50,I like the old bar tape, it just gets so grubby!

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