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Broken C40 frame went for $526.50!(11 posts)

Broken C40 frame went for $526.50!DrD
Feb 17, 2002 9:36 AM
Pretty impressive for a broken frame! The guy didn't even throw in the fork and seatpost!

The question I would be asking myself is "ok, so one tube snapped completely - do you think there are any other cracked joints?" I suppose the new owner will find out... eventually!
re: Broken C40 frame went for $526.50!weiwentg
Feb 17, 2002 10:54 AM
likely Colnago will find out. I was pretty surprised ... $500 plus is a lot of money. I got my Giant TCR frame (plus handlebars & stem) for $525 before shipping.
I would be curious to know about the repair bill. it won't be pretty.
re: Broken C40 frame went for $526.50!Kevlar
Feb 17, 2002 11:12 AM
A new Colnago Star carbon fork runs about $600 and the Colnago carbon seatpost is another $100 or so. By the time this guy gets done shipping it over to Italy, ships it back and pays the repair bill and duties I'm guessing he'll be looking at a total bill of at least $1,500 for the repair, maybe $2000 (I'll guarantee you there is more damage than to just the headdtube - probably both the top and down tube have cracks also.) He'll spend close to $100 on shipping charges each way, another $100 on import duties on the repaired frame and $560 for his ebay auction plus 25 for the cost of shipping that auction, that's a whopping total of almost $2500 for just the frame. Add in a new Star carbon fork and carbon seatpost and you are looking at a grand total of about $3200.

Totalcycling.com in the UK will sell you C-40 B-Stay frame, fork and stem brand new for $2,550 US dollars. Import duties will be about $120 and shipping about another $100, so you could get a brand new frame, fork and stem from Totalcycling for about $2,800 delivered to your door. I think the guy that bid $520 on ebay is either the sellers buddy trying to bid it up more and he got left holding the bag or he's a blooming idiot. In either case he's an outright idiot imo. If the repair cost approaches $2000 which i personally think it will, his total cost will be $3,700 to get a repaired frame, a new fork and seatpost, JOKE!
Carbon repairNessism
Feb 17, 2002 12:25 PM
Who said the frame has to go back to Colnago for repair? Maybe the buyer knows how to work with carbon and is going to do the repair themself. Maybe the buyer has a friend that knows how to work with this carbon. Lots of possibilities.

Why does everyone automaticly assume the worst?
Carbon repairCT1
Feb 17, 2002 1:38 PM
"Why does everyone automaticly assume the worst?"

Not everyone. I would also consider doing the repair myself. This is NOT rocket science.

That being said, I think the sale price is still WAY too high as the frame is basically unsellable or at best has a very low resale value. I.e. It might be worth $1K (if fixed by Colnago) and ZERO if done by a home brew repair.

YMMV
JohnG
Carbon repairRoadRumper
Feb 17, 2002 3:28 PM
If he has the ability to do the repair himself, why doesn't he build his own CF bike from scratch? Why start with damaged goods for $550???? I doubt very seriously this guy is gonna be fixing it himself. Send him an email and find out.
Is the Colnago half full or half empty?slow-ron
Feb 17, 2002 4:12 PM
Seems like this board has more pessismists than optimists. People assume that a $3000 Colnago has technology and assembly procedures that no back yard mechanic can fix.

The new owner may be able to fix the bike for less than $50 and the joke may be on everyone here.
Is the Colnago half full or half empty?Moca
Feb 17, 2002 8:45 PM
Seems to me like the board is full of realists, not pessimists. If it were that easy to fix, you don't think the guy who had the dmage done to it would have done it for $50??? You don't think Chicagoland Bikes would have been able to point him in such a direction???? Get real!
proof that some people are stupid...merckx56
Feb 17, 2002 12:12 PM
or have too much money, or, in this case, both! dumbass!
BFDwhiner
Feb 17, 2002 8:31 PM
old news
blinded by C40 fandom (NM)ernesto's evil twin
Feb 18, 2002 5:55 AM