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 Post subject: My Colnago C40
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:27 am 
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Hi guys, i bought myself a colnago C40 to try and build a super lightweight bike.
i am not going to give the weight of the bike yet but its around 7.3kg but i haven't completed the build (i am a student and have limited money to spend on my pride and joy)

the stats of the bike are:
easton ae90 slx clinchers
schwable schwalbe ultremo zx tyres
KMC X10-EL Ti-Nitrate chain
campagnolo centaur front mech
campagnolo xexon rear mech :x
campagnolo xexon shifters :cry:
campagnolo centaur 12-25 cassette
campagnolo ultra torque centaur carbon crank 53/39
fizik arione r5 saddle
reparto corse brakes
reparto corse bars
stem i am unsure
the seat post isnt colnago :( its a 31.6 seat post that i turned down into a 28mm

links of images below:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122398674 ... 615054053/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122398674 ... 591681951/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122398674 ... 591644231/


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 Post subject: My Colnago C40
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 Post subject: Re: My Colnago C40
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:57 am 
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With a C40 in my hand and a limited budget I would focus on ride quality and fit rather than weight. :beerchug:


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 Post subject: Re: My Colnago C40
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 Post subject: Re: My Colnago C40
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:22 pm 
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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez wrote:
With a C40 in my hand and a limited budget I would focus on ride quality and fit rather than weight. :beerchug:

it rides superb for an older machine :thumbup: just found a colnago c40 seatpost but its in belgium but its worth the money.


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 Post subject: Re: My Colnago C40
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:43 pm 
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I agree. The ride of the C40 is great. Think it was better than my current C50. However, neither is a light bike; you won't ever make it a real WW bike, so don't kill yourself (or your wallet) trying.

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 Post subject: Re: My Colnago C40
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:55 pm 
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:D im not trying to make it the lightest bike in the world but i do like the whole challenge of shaving weight of things. the bike is brilliant and the amount of times it has been mistaken for a steel bike is unreal. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: My Colnago C40
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:22 pm 
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i like to olympic master too(-:
congratulations on the new c40, i have an extreme power, love it to bits but would love to get a nice master or c40 as wel


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 Post subject: Re: My Colnago C40
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:45 pm 
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Hi Tom, very nice looking machine....

Any reason why you wouldn't go 27.2 seatpost and a shim? That's what i did on my C50 and it looks and rides great??

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 Post subject: Re: My Colnago C40
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:05 pm 
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Thanks michel, the c40 and the master olympic ride very similar but the c40 rides better but only on the climbing advantage. Lig I love having all the pieces for the bike and the last resort is a shim and a 27.2 carbon seatpost but I have luckily found an original carbon c40 post which is on its way from Belgium. Will post pictures of the bike with the new post when it arrives.


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