Colnago Tecnos 2000

I have had this frame for about six years. I bought it as a frame set from Tom at GVH Bikes ( in Coos Bay Oregon, and originally intended for it to be my lean, mean, Italian road machine. Well, that did not happen as it ended up being part storage for take-offs from a frame that I got rid of. I love the lug work and who doesn't love an awesome art deco paint job? Over the years I rode it with a full build kit of Shimano 105, all the while feeling ashamed that I was betraying Ernesto and the heritage of Colnago by using Shimano parts. I decided this winter that I needed (or really wanted to be honest) to upgrade the parts, I started to look around and found that to build my Italian dream parts list it would take a second mortgage, selling of my organs on the black market and much, much more to afford the Campy Record parts list I wanted. I also had decided that I wanted to try a retro-esq build (down tube shifters) while maintaining modern components (nine speed). I decided that other than ego and clashing of brand image, Shimano Dura Ace would be an excellent choice. I was able to forage the clearance bins of many bike shops and websites to find the NOS 9spd Dura Ace parts that I wanted and at really great prices. I also have gotten busy with life (wife, child, etc) such that I am unable to spend lots of time on the bike so I decided that I wanted less of a race inspired geometry so I installed a steerer extender for a more neutral ride position.

Parts List:
Colnago Technos 2000 62cm
Colnago Flash fork
Campagnolo Chorus 1in headset
Dura Ace down tube shifters (7700)
Dura Ace rear derailleur (7800)
Dura Ace crankset triple (7703)
Dura Ace 12-21 cassette (7700)
Dura Ace cable/housing set Ultegra bottom braket (6500)
Ultegra front derailleur braze-on (6503)
Tektro 200 brake levers
Tektro TRP 920 brake set
SRAM 9spd chain with power link
Rolf Prima Aspin wheelset with Titanium skewers
Oval Concepts handle bars (31.8)
Oval Concepts Stem (31.8)
Oval Concepts seatpost
Kenda Kriterium Iron Cloak 23c tires
Look A3.1 pedals
King stainless steel cages
Sella ERA Pro Ti Colnago Saddle
Dimension Steerer Extender

The upgrade in parts really allowed this bike to come alive, it rides beautifully with the new wheels and I feel like skipping out on other responsibilities to go for a ride. I find myself dreaming of rides thru the beautiful Texas country roads on my newly re-built Colnago, too bad I currently live on Galveston Island (aka Galvatrez) so those long country rides will wait until next year when I move. I really enjoy the down tube shifters, they may be less convenient than lever shifters, but they are more responsive, allow for a cleaner cable routing, and allow shifting through the entire gear range at once if I so desire.

Love the website, thanks for putting it together!

J. Phillip Zweifel



Colnago Tecnos 2000 - side view

Colnago Tecnos 2000 - rear brake detail

Colnago Tecnos 2000 - seat lug detail

Colnago Tecnos 2000 - shifter detail
Colnago Tecnos 2000 - top tube detail




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