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 Post subject: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:59 am 
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Hi All,

kinda a work in progress will post more pictures soon

I've had this colnago for 3 years now, got it damaged on ebay for 100 pounds fixed it and then it sat in various places as I moved around. Finally last summer I decide I neded a bike with a front brake and I did not want to drill my track frame so I assembled the Colnago with the parts I had laying around. It was about 7 kg. Then I put the Sram red/ force drive side crankset and got some carbon bits.

I use this bike as a daily commuter which I take on the train, I live in London and commute to Banbury everyday. I like the non stealth/ beater look. I am planing to get the bike under 5 kg. But I would need to upgrade to a lighter wheelset.

Frame is 1,126 kg with all paint and hangers removed. size 57
Fork is 450 grams

Last month i stripped the paint, I also tuned the seatpost. I cut off the WR compositi set back aluminium top cap and milled it to work as an in line seatpost and saved 80 grams, it's 120 grams now.

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Petre


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:05 am 
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This is awesome! Nice work.

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:05 am 
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Great job, Petre!

That's definitely a unique take on the C40, I like the way you've left the one logo on the fork just in case :-)

You've even took the pictures in an appropriate setting to compliment the purpose of this bike!

Well done & enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:05 am 
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Awesome build. Looks very very nice. Congrats on an ongoing basis then :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:24 am 
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Haha, this is definitely not what I expected when I saw the title.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:09 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:30 pm 
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Thanks for your kindness

Here it is in it's full glory

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it was around 6,8 kg then

The only annoying thing is that the BB shell is italian and I had a hard time sourcing a BB that is cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:10 pm 
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definitely a deluxe commuter bike, for the seatpost did you use a shim? because that seatpost looks like a 27.2 model

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:34 pm 
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No, it's the original 28.0 seat post I just milled some holes in the original to make it in line.

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:51 pm 
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I like it. So many little bits that you have done yourself on this build. How are you keeping the chain in tension without horizontal dropouts?


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:37 pm 
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That's awesome - well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:53 pm 
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I stretched the chain out and then I changed the cog to make it fit perfectly. Now I have good chain tension and there is still a couple of mm of adjustment. Long story short just find the magic gearing :)

some part weights

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I actually managed to balance the wheels like that :D

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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:39 am 
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The rest of the world uses more sensible commuter bikes ... but not in Britain. How silly.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:59 am 
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well done repairing an c40 and getting it back on the road, i think i liked it better when it was flat black, i think it gave it a bit more of a rad machine look, awesome work !


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago C40 5,6 kg
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:45 am 
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wonderful stuff. nice to see someone utilising a bike like this and making necessary mods to make it fit their use. i used to ride my c40 to work and people would tell me to "hang it on the wall" and stuff. it's a bike! cool thing is it's light and very comfortable i bet. c40 is pretty armchair if you ask me.

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