C40 bargain

timoid.
timoid. Posts: 3,133
edited August 2008 in Workshop
Off to New York this weekend and may be able to get my hands on an unused C40 frame for about £1,200. Its an 04 model and must have been lying around the shop for some time, but is it worth it?

I think its the right size too. Should I do this?

http://www.racycles.com/ColnagoC40HP04-idv-5650-65.html
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.

Comments

  • Doobz
    Doobz Posts: 2,800
    if its the right size and you have the cash then do it mate. I know I would.. pitty it doesn't come with forks

    Lovely looking frame tho
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  • timoid.
    timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Star Carbon fork included. Very tempting.

    Dangerous shop to visit I think.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • Doobz
    Doobz Posts: 2,800
    oops yes it does indeed :shock: - I think you should just go for it.. I am sure every rider wants to own a Colnago - I know I do :)

    I have just had a look at their site and they have the biggest selection of Colnago's I have ever seen..
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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,262
    A friend of mine has bought a couple of frames from those guys and has had very good service on both occasions.

    I recently sold my C40. It was a great frame but the design is over 10 years old now and, having bought a new carbon frame to compare it against, it didn't feel as stiff or as comfortable as the new one (a Casati Marte). I'm now Colnago-less for the first time in years and it feels odd.
  • mrushton
    mrushton Posts: 5,182
    It's nice, but things have moved on. The C40 set the carbon standard, but people like Pinarello,Giant,Trek etc have moved it on. Even Colnago have moved on. Great bike, but it's an older bike that's been superceded. If you like it however, then get one. It's your money and it will be a very rewarding bike in terms of ride and cachet
    M.Rushton
  • Slow Downcp
    Slow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    I couldn't see a size on the R&A model, but this is a better buy if the right size:

    http://www.cpcycles.com/products.php?pl ... mode=print
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
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  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Four years ago, the C40 was voted Race Bike of the Year by Cycling Weekly and things haven't moved on that much - OK the front end won't be as still as the latest oversize designs. Consider that you're buying a 'classic' much like people who lust after Ferraris - unlike many of the supposedly better, mass-produced me-too frames that will be simply 'old' in a few year time.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • There's no replaceable rear mech hanger on the C40 model: a situation rectified by the C50.

    If you've got time, you could check out 3rd nature cycling in New Jersey - great shop.

    http://www.thirdnaturecycling.com/
  • timoid.
    timoid. Posts: 3,133
    I couldn't see a size on the R&A model, but this is a better buy if the right size:

    http://www.cpcycles.com/products.php?pl ... mode=print


    Unfortunately, that's a little to short for me (I'm 6'1"). Seems a pretty sweet deal though.

    Didn't get the chance to get to RA last weekend :cry: as I was too busy drinking manhattan dry. Probably for the best. One more winter of saving and form building and then I'll buy my dream machine.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.