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Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?(30 posts)

Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?OOF
Nov 27, 2001 6:36 PM
I want a Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus but I know I can't afford one, my budget for a Colnago is $3000 anyone have any idea of where I can pick up a any Colnago for $3000 or less ?
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?doctorbarth
Nov 27, 2001 6:43 PM
I'm actually thinking of selling my C40. Year 2000(non B-stay) team rabobank colours, 57cm c-t, star carbon fork, full campy record. What size do you ride?
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?OOF
Nov 27, 2001 6:58 PM
Size 62cm
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?gtx
Nov 27, 2001 6:45 PM
search the archive for plenty of Colnago discussions. I've seen the following Euro suppliers mentioned in the past, as well as Bicycle World USA in So Cal (who I think manage to get aruond the Trialtir juggernaut).
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?OOF
Nov 27, 2001 7:05 PM
tried most of these guys before they've got nothing.
Zonabici - sdeals - totalcycling are sh@t.
Bicycleworld USA are cool but out of my league their C40 frames are $3700 and the bike costs nearly $6000.
Way out.
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?gtx
Nov 27, 2001 7:13 PM
that sucks. I imagine just about all of them will involve some kind of hassle and wait.

One more--these guys come recommened by Andy Hampsten.

Good luck.
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?CT1
Nov 27, 2001 8:43 PM
Try Maestro. If Mike doesn't have it he can get it! You won't find lower prices on special ordered Colnago frames by a far margin.

2d the Maestro Suggestiondjg
Nov 28, 2001 11:54 AM
I just received my CT-1 frame (and force fork) from Mike Perry at Maestro-UK a few days ago. He was pleasant to talk to on the phone, he seemed knowledgeable, he shipped the frame within a couple of days of the order, and the thing arrived unscathed a week later. I bought a 2001 model, on a bit of a discount, with a free record headset thrown in. But the price he quoted me on the new B-stay model was still under $1,500, with the force fork. I cannot speak for anyone else, but my own experience with Maestro has been very positive and I would not hesitate to deal with them (him) again.
3rd the Maestro SuggestionCT1 Guy
Nov 28, 2001 12:16 PM
I too bought a CT-1 from Mike @ Maestro this year and can vouch for his prices (he was over $600 less than some other UK Colnago dealers)as well as his service. I live quite near and visit the shop on occassion - see my CT-1 review on this site for more info. The only difficulty may be the long wait - I ordered mine in January and only received it in June - not Mike's fault, but believe me - it is worth the wait.
Ordering from MaestroMCCL
Nov 28, 2001 12:18 PM
I am about to order a bike from Mike and would like some help. What method did you pay. Credit Card or did you mail a cashiers check. I understand that credit cards charge 3%for converting. Does Mike have the ability to convert or was this done by your credit card. I am thinking about the DeRosa King. I am buying it on a whim and know nothing about this frame other then its weight color and price. Appreciate any help here. Thanks MCCL
Ordering from MaestroCT1 Guy
Nov 28, 2001 12:40 PM
Mike's prices are in Euros or Lire converted to £Sterlng - you could pay by currency order via your bank if you don't want the 3% hit.

I saw a DeRosa King yesterday @ Cycles Dauphin here in England ( - might just be your size!!! Beautiful finish. You can wait up to 9 months for a DeRosa.
Ordering from MaestroMCCL
Nov 28, 2001 2:20 PM
Thanks I am talking with my bank now in regards to wire transfer. This makes sense. They stated as long as Mikes bank dosen't charge for the conversion then it will be a 30.00 charge for one day or nothing for 7 business day transaction. Could you tell me what color you saw the King in. It only comes in 4 colors and I am debating which is the coolest. Flashiest. Is it a wow bike or a so so bike. Man I am sticking my foot out on this buy. You guys are the greatest and really THANKS FOR THE ADVICE. MCCL
Ordering from Maestrodjg
Nov 28, 2001 1:40 PM
I paid by Visa. I don't believe that there's a uniform conversion rate for credit cards, but you can certainly check to see what your (card's) bank thinks of the exchange rate in advance of your purchase. My own Visa card gave me a slightly better rate than I anticipated--certainly not 3% over any exchange I saw posted.
Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus BLOWOUTPrince
Nov 27, 2001 6:54 PM
Contact me at
We are having a Colnago BLOWOUT.
The C40 frame/fork/stem/carbonseatpin - $2900
The DreamPlus frame/fork/stem/carbonseatpin - $1600
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?tr
Nov 27, 2001 10:06 PM
Try alessandro at He has good prices and can get anything that colnago makes.
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?dave woof
Nov 27, 2001 10:23 PM Colnago frame less than $1000 U.S. dollars. Add gruppo of your choice.

re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?Crash
Nov 27, 2001 10:34 PM
I was at BicycleWorldUSA in SoCal a couple of months ago.
I was looking at a Master X Light (I think the frame is the same price as the Dream), for the total bike with Campy Chorus and Nucleon wheels he was talking just over 3000.
I don't know where you live, but if you do have any problems with the bike it would probably be much easier dealing with a US dealer.
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?pmf1
Nov 28, 2001 4:56 AM
Try --- they have 2000 CT1 for $1800. You could try used too.
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?Dream plus
Nov 28, 2001 8:12 AM
It looks like your size is a problem. TotalCycling had a Dream Plus in my size last year. There were no hassles at all dealing with them. I was able to build it up with C-Chorus 10spd, record headset & seatpost, and Nucleon wheels for well ( well a little ) under $3000. MAKE SURE you know what size you need. I chose Colnago because I felt a little less stretched out on their frames compared to some others. I have long legs and a short torso. Good luck.
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?Ken
Nov 28, 2001 8:20 AM
Fondriest takes on the CT1?Tig
Nov 28, 2001 8:43 AM
I have yet to hear anything about the Fondriest Titan Level. It has a 3AL/2.5V Ti front triangle and a CF rear triangle. The weight is reported to be 2.6 lbs, but at $3200 for the frame and fork, it's out of your (as well as most everyone else's!) budget. It would be a nice addition to a lottery winner's bike collection.

If you want a superior yet more afordable carbon fiber bike that is at least close to a C-40, don't overlook the Calfee and Look frames.
The nags are darn near shrapnelDr. Pack Meat
Nov 28, 2001 10:21 AM
when compared to the Fondriest. Colnagos are the Itailian equivalent to Treks.... no offense to Trek. Consider a De Rosa, Merckx, Wilier or Fondriest Pro Level carbon over the Colnago. If you're going to be spending that kind of cash get something special, when you get on a FOndriest you understand that it really just doesn't get any better, it's almost an orgasmic experience.
Give me a freaking breakReal Man
Nov 28, 2001 12:38 PM
Fondriests are not the shiznit. They are so freaking thin they probably break if you're over 100 lbs.
What a compelling argument!!!!Dr. Pack Meat
Nov 28, 2001 2:14 PM
You are truly a real man among men. How can I possibly argue against such a perfectly designed and constructed case that you have so eloquently presented.

Is it possible that you were conned into purchasing that expensive piece of shrapnel known as Colnago and now you have buyer's remorse so bad that in order to avoid feeling like you were completely duped you defend the nag with every atom of your being. Please educate yourself on the finer points of the Fondriest before you start blindly shooting your silver tongue off. Please consider the stress testing that was performed on the Fondriests that found that they can with stand over 1 million cycles without failing. Whereas other frames failed at about 200,000 cycles. This is why most racers have to replace their frames after a season or two. Please also consider that Fondriest has engineered certain models to be ultra light and are not intended to be ridden by riders over 135 lbs. This is thoughtful engineering, not the "one frame construction fits all" approach that most framebuilders take. Considering I have not seen your screen name anywhere else I am hoping that you are just flamebaiting and that nobody is as stupid as you are presenting yourself to be.

Dr. PM
Rabobank seems to do OK on nagsTB Hallaran
Nov 28, 2001 2:54 PM
They would do OK on a Huffy so would most prosDr. Pack Meat
Nov 28, 2001 3:27 PM
Lance won the Tour on a Trek, he would have won on a nag or a Fondriest or a GT or a Diamond Back, well maybe not a Diamond Back.
That frame makes NASCAR advertising seem subtile. . .js5280
Nov 28, 2001 10:51 AM
You'd think for $3200 they could tone it down a little. Are they trying to target the posuer market or something?
The nag or the Fondriest?Dr. Pack Meat
Nov 28, 2001 11:38 AM
As Fondriests go the Ti is about as subtle as they come. The Colnago that is posted above is damn ugly, as are most nags IMO.
Then don't buy oneReal Man
Nov 28, 2001 12:39 PM
idjut. Your momma is ugly too.
re: Colnago C40/CT1/Dreamplus anyone ?nat_ct1
Dec 15, 2001 10:28 AM
im living here in sicily... im getting a ct1 for $1600 which is well within your budget..that is frame and fork.