Colnago Dream Lux Project

I started out 2015 with a goal of building a bike, in particular, a vintage Bianchi with vintage Campagnolo parts.  For the latter half of 2014, I was scouring eBay for all the parts needed to complete the project - researching what parts would fit the frame.  It didn't help that the frame was at Spectrum Cycles being repainted for quite a while, as I was aiming blindfolded as I collected all the parts.  

Around mid-summer of 2015, I was getting anxious to learn how to build a bike (and convinced myself I needed a secondary bike to ride when I'm in PA).  Thus began the journey of sourcing parts for yet another bike project.  I ended getting into a bidding war for the Colnago Dream Lux frame you see above.  After winning a competitive auction, I started to piece together new parts for the frame (Campagnolo, of course).  

The project went smoothly, albeit with lots of Youtube and online research in how to correctly run cables and adjust the alignment of derailleurs.  The same can not be said for the Bianchi project...

While the mechanics of bikes has gotten slightly more complex over the years, the standardization of component sizing has helped ensure new bikes are ALWAYS easier to build then old ones.  I tried to stay as true to the era with the Bianchi parts, but I'd challenge anyone to find the right sized bottom bracket for proper alignment of my 1970s crankset.  Images coming soon on the Bianchi, in the meantime - enjoy my Colnago Dream Lux.

Parts:

Frame

Colnago Dream Lux B-Stay (~2003) - 54cm, Columbus Airplane Aluminum frame

Components

Campagnolo Athena Brake Calipers

Campagnolo Athena Front Derailleur

Campagnolo Athena Rear Derailleur

Campagnolo Athena 172.5 Compact Crankset

Campagnolo Athena Power Shift 11 Speed Ergopower Shifters

Campagnolo Chorus 11 Speed Cassette

Campagnolo Chorus 11 Speed Chain

Fittings

Campagnolo Power Torque Bottom Bracket

Campagnolo Ultra Shift Cables

Ritchey WCS 90mm Stem

Contact Points

ENVE Standard Carbon Handlebars

Fizik Cyrano R1 Carbon Seatpost

Fizik Airone R5 K:ium Saddle

Look Keo Classic 2 Pedals

Cinelli handlebar tape

Wheels & Tires

Zipp 30 Clincher Wheelset

Vittoria Open Pave CG III Clincher Tires - 25mm