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The C40 conundrum...

pinnopinno Posts: 42,789
edited September 2017 in The bottom bracket
Do I finally go and get it re-sprayed and restore it to it's former glory? There's also a few bits to sort out: threaded downtube mounts and remnants of bottle cage bolts in the holes which means that I had to shorten 4 bolts and screw them in gently as well as deploying a couple of cable ties. A bit ignominious for such a gem.

But... when I get it back, all pristine, I cannot possibly return it to it's former job as a winter bike, replete with crud catchers. So that means N=1 which equals 4. Yet, it's such a lovely ride. It's a perfect winter bike.

So if I get a cf frame off flea bay, what's out there that has good tyre clearance so that the eternal mud guard conundrum isn't an issue and what's going to give me that velvet ride*?

*Apart from Heida Reed.
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  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    (1) Yes get it resprayed and sorted out
    (2) Of course you can use it as a winter bike, whats nicer than riding a bike that is awesome ? ... in a couple of years time, get a fresh respray etc
    (3) when you are out with mud guards ... everyone else will have mudguards, but you will be on a C40 with mudguards not a chinese CF with mudguards.
  • Get it resprayed and sorted out Pinno, it's a Colnago
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,680 Lives Here
    You live in Sweatland, it's always winter.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,837
    Get it sorted for that dry winter day.
    Buy a proper winter bike for foul days, i.e. the rest. Sorted.
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,603
    Pinno wrote:
    Do I finally go and get it re-sprayed and restore it to it's former glory? There's also a few bits to sort out: threaded downtube mounts and remnants of bottle cage bolts in the holes which means that I had to shorten 4 bolts and screw them in gently as well as deploying a couple of cable ties. A bit ignominious for such a gem.
    .

    Someone with the knowhow would be able to sort those for you, are the bolts snapped off in the holes?


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • Just get it sorted and ride it.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Get it done. What's the point to f it just sitting there?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,831
    Pinno wrote:
    So if I get a cf frame off flea bay, what's out there that has good tyre clearance so that the eternal mud guard conundrum isn't an issue and what's going to give me that velvet ride*?

    *Apart from Heida Reed.
    Mountain bike, obv.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,789
    Capt Slog wrote:
    [Someone with the knowhow would be able to sort those for you, are the bolts snapped off in the holes?

    Yep. I can drill the old one's out and re-tap the holes, no problem (M5 FYI) but that won't fix the downtube mounts and there's a long scrape along the left hand side top tube that I touched up to best of my abilities using 13 different pots of paint to match the art deco but it's not the best.

    BB shell needs TLC, 'B Stay' logos on both stays are just about disappeared, paint on the underside of the BB is just about non existent. It's all just a bit tired looking and she needs to be back to her former glory.

    I'm inclined to go along with fd and the consensus: a great looking ,great riding winter bike.

    It doesn't sit there MF - ii have used it for 4 consecutive winters.
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  • Pinno wrote:
    I'm inclined to go along with fd and the consensus: a great looking ,great riding winter bike.

    And why not, just because it's winter it doesn't mean there aren't good days to be had.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Just use it - it has value beyond monetary.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Pinno wrote:

    It doesn't sit there MF - ii have used it for 4 consecutive winters.

    So no reason to stop using it then my son.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Swapsies for a dolan winter trainer?
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    That wouldn't happen if you had a Dolan like mine.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,789
    If I got a few scaffolding poles and welded them together and attached some dustbin lids, i'd have a Dolan.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • That's brilliant advice from Garry there. Perhaps you should heed it.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,831
    Is this a Sinclair we're talking about here?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Pinno wrote:
    If I got a few scaffolding poles and welded them together and attached some dustbin lids, i'd have a Dolan.

    Don't let Ugo hear you say that - his Dolan is a mile eating machine. Some might say one of the top 10 bicycles in the world.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,082
    Pinno wrote:
    Pinno wrote:

    It doesn't sit there MF - ii have used it for 4 consecutive winters.

    So no reason to stop using it then my son.

    F*ck off you condescending [email protected]

    I can't use the bloody thing when it's off getting done (4-6 weeks turnaround).

    Today I went on the summer thoroughbred and got splatted by farmers muck due to the lack of crudders.Bloody Farmers.

    Tart up the c40 and turn the summer thoroughbred into the winter hack - variety is the spice of life!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,789
    TLW1 wrote:
    Pinno wrote:
    Pinno wrote:

    It doesn't sit there MF - ii have used it for 4 consecutive winters.

    So no reason to stop using it then my son.

    F*ck off you condescending [email protected]

    I can't use the bloody thing when it's off getting done (4-6 weeks turnaround).

    Today I went on the summer thoroughbred and got splatted by farmers muck due to the lack of crudders.Bloody Farmers.

    Tart up the c40 and turn the summer thoroughbred into the winter hack - variety is the spice of life!

    An interesting idea but the C40 is like saddling up an old horse for putting in the winter miles. I wouldn't put cruds on the race horse.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Make it a fixie, get your legs tattooed with something ironic, go bunny hop things.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,680 Lives Here
    Make it a fixie, get your legs tattooed with something ironic, go bunny hop things.
    And skids, don't forget doing skids.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,831
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Make it a fixie, get your legs tattooed with something ironic, go bunny hop things.
    And skids, don't forget doing skids.
    And mowing down pedestrians.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • and shouting obscenities at people.

    and get some shyyttt piercings. decor the shyyttt piercings.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    And a tache.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,082
    Garry H wrote:
    And a tache.

    He's already got that
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,789
    TLW1 wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    And a tache.

    He's already got that

    I bloody haven't.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    He's right. He hasn't.
  • Garry H wrote:
    And a tache.

    now that's a brilliant idea.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
    • Garry H wrote:
      He's right. He hasn't.

      he's Scottish. he must have.
      Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

      De Sisti wrote:
      This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

      Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
      smithy21 wrote:

      He's right you know.
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