Colnago C40 'barn' find

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Stolichnaya
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by Stolichnaya

You can also check with www.flarer.it
They have a Rarity section where I sourced some NOS bars in the past.
Scroll to the bottom of the home page and you'll see the Rarity tab.

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tids0009
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by tids0009

Stolichnaya wrote:You can also check with http://www.flarer.it
They have a Rarity section where I sourced some NOS bars in the past.
Scroll to the bottom of the home page and you'll see the Rarity tab.


Thanks Stolichnaya, I had a look but still no luck getting the bars I want. Going to stick with the Deda 215 shallow's for now while I keep looking for the ones I'd like.

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Update: Sourced the eccentric spacer for the Colnago stem I got but it was too tall so I got my good friend to machine it at the airport where he works as an engineer. This is how it currently looks but I'm still not that happy with it so might shave some metal off it and either polish it or re-paint it black.

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And this is how it currently looks while I patiently wait for some more parts to arrive.

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Wow it's looking really good...look forward to the finished build up.
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

tids0009
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by tids0009

Opinions please on bar tape colour:

Mapei blue Colnago bar tape with white 'Colnago' text (like Franco Ballerini's 1995 Colnago C40 here: http://www.colnago.com/en/hall-of-hame/

Or

Plain black Colnago cork tape?

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by tigoose

black

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by boysa

Black.
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raisinberry777
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by raisinberry777

Black

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by kgt

black

tids0009
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by tids0009

Wow, I guess it's black then :D

Thanks everyone.

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by tids0009

The cranks have arrived!
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The new and old. the 2002 carbon cranks on the left are 22grams lighter than the 2004 version
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Close up
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Box fresh new old stock
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2002 Cranks on the bike
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My handbult Ambrosio's close up, red valve stems annoy me and don't suit the build at all
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Made in Italy! It's quite rare these days! Used sapim spokes and individually polished each spoke before building it onto the rim/hub
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That's all for now. Slowly getting there!
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Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

Oh, my! That carbon Record FD is like an 1980's exotic car for me... like a Countach, Testarossa or 959.

I'm embarrassed to tell you how much time I've spent dreaming of BTP's tuned carbon Record FD. Still.

I gotta lay down now.

Madone69
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by Madone69

i am not a Colnago guy, but have been following this build. JUST STUNNING :beerchug:
ITS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS and i love the Campagnolo :thumbup:

i envy you....in a good way

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kgt
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by kgt

Perfection!

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campagowlo
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by campagowlo

This is turning into a legendary build. The attention to detail with the crankset, fd, rd and rims is awesome. Not unlike Rolf Sorenson's old C40 when at Landbouwkrediet.

I rock Itm millenium 4ever strada bars. Lovely shape and early 2000s style.

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