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Colnago C40 - eBay purchase

nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
edited May 2011 in Your road bikes
Bought off eBay as a complete bike for what I think was a bargain at £720 (included a few other spare parts & bike bag!

Yes I know that many of you out there would only see a Campagnolo Record/Chorus groupset on this bike but since my other bike has Shimano Dura-Ace 7800, I'm not too upset with the DA7700!

Paintwork and tyre colour may be a bit garish for some but I quite like it. The ride quality is amazing I have to say - just so smooth even on our poor roads.

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Frame: Colnago C40 carbon Arte Deco 56cm
Forks: Colnago
Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 9 speed
Calipers: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700
Front Mech: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700
Rear Mech: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700
Seat: Selle Italia Filante
Seat Post: Deda Supercarbon RS 27.2mm with 28mm shim (New)
Seat Post Clamp: Colnago
Cranks: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 12-25
Pedals: Look Keos
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace WH7700
Tyres: Michelin Pro-Race 3 in flash yellow (added later as original PR2s split -more like light green)
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  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    You can always get it repainted if you don't like it? Nice bike though :)
  • leeroy72leeroy72 Posts: 330
    Very nice.... 8)
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  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Nice price, great spec.
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  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    You can always get it repainted if you don't like it? Nice bike though :)

    I DO like it and I suppose that's what matters after all. The paintwork is all in fine order too, which is probably a testimony to Colnago's quality.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Classic Art Deco Colnago Paint work, don't change it!!

    Very nice mate.
  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Classic Art Deco Colnago Paint work, don't change it!!

    Very nice mate.

    No intention whatsoever of changing it - thanks Nap
  • JesseDJesseD Posts: 1,961
    Classic, love it.

    But it needs campag!!!

    8)
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  • nicensleazynicensleazy Posts: 2,310
    Welcome to the world of Colnago!
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Classic Art Deco Colnago Paint work, don't change it!!

    Very nice mate.

    More Art Nouveau than Deco - too curvy for Deco! Congrats for not owning a red white and black bike :lol:
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  • wow what a bargain, and great paint job.
  • wickedwicked Posts: 844
    No it's lovely. You say garish but I think changing the tyres will fix that! :wink:
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  • janner1janner1 Posts: 32
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  • HibbsHibbs Posts: 291
    wicked wrote:
    No it's lovely. You say garish but I think changing the tyres will fix that! :wink:

    +1.

    And get rid of that seatpost while you're there. :wink:
  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Hibbs wrote:
    wicked wrote:
    No it's lovely. You say garish but I think changing the tyres will fix that! :wink:

    +1.

    And get rid of that seatpost while you're there. :wink:

    Yes - not overkeen on the seatpost profile myself (Deda carbon). I was looking for an original Colnago 28mm carbon post but they are very expensive and fetching very high prices on eBay too.
  • HibbsHibbs Posts: 291
    nochekmate wrote:
    Hibbs wrote:
    wicked wrote:
    No it's lovely. You say garish but I think changing the tyres will fix that! :wink:

    +1.

    And get rid of that seatpost while you're there. :wink:

    Yes - not overkeen on the seatpost profile myself (Deda carbon). I was looking for an original Colnago 28mm carbon post but they are very expensive and fetching very high prices on eBay too.

    Any "normal" round seatpost would be fine, it's the aerodynamic post that just doesn't suit the rest of the bike. Easton do a fairly cheap post that would look smart - plain black with a small Easton logo in yellow. You have the potential for a truly stunning bike there, a couple of minor tweeks will improve it no end.
  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Hibbs - thanks for the advice (and compliments).
  • mrdsgsmrdsgs Posts: 336
    i could be wrong, but the paint style is spelt "arte decor"

    mrdsgs
    Colnago Addict!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I have a carbon colnago seat pin that I could be encouraged to relinquish for a reasonable fee...
  • mrdsgsmrdsgs Posts: 336
    much cheaper would be a 27.2-28.0 shim from an online retailer and then either a plain carbon 27.2 seatpost.

    (that's what I did to enable me to use a campag record titanium 27.2 seatpost with my c40
    see "my colnago family" thread)

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  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    I'm already operating a 27.2mm - 28mm shim

    Nap - thanks for the offer but I need to be offloading some gear at the moment rather than spending more (I'm probably coming in to your league at the moment! :wink:)
  • caw35slrcaw35slr Posts: 439
    nochekmate wrote:
    I'm already operating a 27.2mm - 28mm shim

    Please, where did you get it?
  • ascurrellascurrell Posts: 1,739
    Great looking, great spec and yes a great price,

    Overall a great buy, it's gonna be a classic if it isn't already.

    Because it is quite colourful out of interest what kit do you wear when riding it,

    Cheers, Scurry
  • VelonutterVelonutter Posts: 2,437 Lives Here
    NoCheck, you got that at a Bargain price, I just finished building mine at the weekend and mine cost me a small fortune..

    NAPD have you still got that Colnago 27.2 Seat Post?

    Its taking a while to set up, moved the seat forward again yesterday but I figure I might need a long stem.

    Blimey are these quick steering or what, I luv the Athena 11s, better than my other bikes with record 10s on.: -

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  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Velonutter wrote:
    NoCheck, you got that at a Bargain price, I just finished building mine at the weekend and mine cost me a small fortune..

    Definitely a bargain :wink: and will soon be dressed in Campag Chorus hopefully.

    Velo- enjoy your C40 - super smooth ride.

    As far as the shim is concerned for poster above, I cannot remember where I got it from but since I bought Nap's seatpost, the shim may be available.
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Velonutter wrote:
    Its taking a while to set up, moved the seat forward again yesterday but I figure I might need a long stem.

    Surely that'd be a shorter stem if you're having to move your seat forward?

    Nice bikes guys but i just wish someone would put full alloy Athena on one. Not because it's 'retro' ( :roll:) , i just think it would suit.
  • c0ugarsc0ugars Posts: 202
    You got it for a great price!!!!!!!!! i think i might have to splash out on one now
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Velonutter wrote:
    NoCheck, you got that at a Bargain price, I just finished building mine at the weekend and mine cost me a small fortune..

    NAPD have you still got that Colnago 27.2 Seat Post?

    Its taking a while to set up, moved the seat forward again yesterday but I figure I might need a long stem.

    Blimey are these quick steering or what, I luv the Athena 11s, better than my other bikes with record 10s on.: -

    c40rhs.jpg

    Seatpin was selled last week in the classifieds for 35 squids.
  • VelonutterVelonutter Posts: 2,437 Lives Here
    EKIMIKE wrote:
    Velonutter wrote:
    Its taking a while to set up, moved the seat forward again yesterday but I figure I might need a long stem.

    Surely that'd be a shorter stem if you're having to move your seat forward?

    Nice bikes guys but i just wish someone would put full alloy Athena on one. Not because it's 'retro' ( :roll:) , i just think it would suit.

    Problem I have Mike is that when on the top of the bars I can't see the front axle (which means it is right), but on the hoods and bends I can, but I was getting some knee pain with the seat right back, so moved it forward and it went but the consequences are that I can see more of the front axle, so with a longer stem it should correct the situation.

    I have a mate coming round this weekend so will look at precisely where my knee is over the pedal axle with a plumb bob and determine the changes from there.
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