Watch As a Colnago C60 Frame is Made by Hand in Italy Jul 24, 2014

The Radavist features a lot of frame builders, but few are as world-renown as Colnago and yes, they still make frames, by hand in Italy.

  • http://www.neilbridge.co.uk/ Mr_Bridge

    The paint process vid (linked at the end of this one) is equally awesome!

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Shhh! Posting that tomorrow.

  • Chuck Erickson

    Amazing video! As I watched I couldn’t help but wonder if their carbon frames take more of less time to build than their steel frames.

  • http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/fuji-track-10-2011-15436 Jaap

    not a fan of “lugged” carbon frames.. seems so low tech..

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Sure, except the layup of those tubes themselves is pretty high-tech.

    • velomonkey

      you ever ride one and compare it to a monocoque frame? Go over any harsh road and a monocoque frame feels like the entire thing might break (even though it most likely wont – just saying the feel). Do the same in a lugged Colnago or Parlee and it feels way more put together.

      • http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/fuji-track-10-2011-15436 Jaap

        I think every rider feels and wants different things.. I’ve never riden a Colnago, but I have used a few monocoque and lugged frames (mainly BMC). and I’ve never felt like a monocoque frame would break on a harsh (French) road..

  • Boy Bensdorp

    These are great frames and this video shows it. On the other hand a glued and baked frame does not stand up to the craftmenship of, say, a tig welded frame. Maybe I’m just cocky here but when I see this, l can also do this. When l compare this to the super clean welds of the Stinner frame I received recently or the welds on my ti Dean, this is imho craftmanship compared to hand production. So I’m biased because l really like a Colnago.

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      But dude, there are geometric overlays – nothing’s more precise than a line and a dot.

    • velomonkey

      I had a colnago 59 and now have a ti frefly with some of the best welds ever (I had a dean in 94). There is no way way the statement you made regarding glued to welds stands up.

  • Smashing Maps

    Seems ashame to paint something that looks so beautiful raw.