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Brand Spankin' New C40(22 posts)

Brand Spankin' New C40B2
Jul 11, 2002 9:31 PM
Just got it Monday. Built it up Monday night. Took it for a spin Tuesday. SWEEEET!

Jul 11, 2002 9:41 PM
very very nice, but man, spend some of that $ on a nicer camera so i can enjoy the paint!
re: Brand Spankin' New C40aliensporebomb
Jul 12, 2002 2:30 AM
Gorgeous. I like the paint for sure.
Jul 12, 2002 2:52 AM
Admittedly the look is really loud for my preferences, but to each his own. In the context of what it is it's still gorgeous. And that frame with that've got to be happy.
Verrrrry that stem set @ 0 deg rise...kapalua
Jul 12, 2002 4:20 AM
or did you adjust it to another setting? Does the Colnago/ITM stem rise adjustment really work?

0 deg rise...B2
Jul 12, 2002 8:38 AM

Not quite sure how to explain the stem adjustment. It has a sleeve that is machined out for the steerer to pass through. The "hole" for the steerer is not drilled parallel with the outer surface of the sleeve. If you rotate the sleeve so that the at the top of the sleeve, the thinnest part of the sleeve wall is forward, you get someting close to 0 deg rise. If you rotate sleeve 180 degrees you get something closer to a "level" stem. Seems to work quite well.

I set it up with 15mm spacers and 0 deg rise to start with. After I ride for a while I'll see what adjustments I want to make. Had a quill stem before. All this threadless stuff is new to me.

actually 85 degrees...C-40
Jul 12, 2002 5:55 PM
The Colnago stem is a modified ITM Millenium, 80 degree stem. It will only work with 1" seering tubes.

The colango stem has a bushing that is bored at a 5 degree angle. The 80 degree stem can be adjusted to 75 or 85 degrees with the angled bushing. It could also be flipped to produce 95 or 105 degree angles.

Earlier models were even more versatile; they came with two bushings, one was bored sraight through to produce the common 80 degree angle and the other was the 5 degree angled bushing.
I am very jealiousPhatMatt
Jul 12, 2002 4:28 AM
Very nice, enjoy that ride it is Beautiful.
faux pauxKristin
Jul 12, 2002 4:29 AM
Isn't that Doug's bike? Eeks. Its like showing up to the prom in the same dress the prom queen is wearing. How embarassing. ~Just Kidding. Its a perty bike, wear it with pride.
Are you covering the TDF with that camera? -nmfiltersweep
Jul 12, 2002 4:35 AM
re: Brand Spankin' New C40Pygme
Jul 12, 2002 5:08 AM
Sweet! Please tell me how to post pics. I want to post my new Itallian bike. plz.

Nice bike!!
posting picsJohnG
Jul 12, 2002 7:00 AM
There's a place to post a link to a pic just below the message box.

hit the "click here" to open up a pic window. Select a pic and continue as instructed. Make sure the pic is medium res only (say less than 1100 X 800) or you will get an error message.

let's see your bike!!!!
hey, that's my bikeDougSloan
Jul 12, 2002 5:34 AM

IMHO, the Ksyriums look better with the big decals removed.

Agree with removing decalsDERICK
Jul 12, 2002 6:28 AM
Jul 12, 2002 6:33 AM
you'll notice no two paint jobs the sameDougSloan
Jul 12, 2002 6:36 AM
The paint schemes on our bikes are significantly different. Even between the two forks I have (I screwed up the first one), the paint is very different. Compare the photos closely.

Here's another GEOJohnG
Jul 12, 2002 6:55 AM
OK, it's a CT1 but you get the point.

Doug, can you tell by this pic if the orange is different on your frame. That's the only thing I'm not crazy about..... the intense orange that is.

ride on
Jul 12, 2002 7:01 AM
They paint the C40's a bit different than the Dreams and CT1's, ommitting paint to show the carbon fibers where there is a lot of orange paint on the others. Yes, my orange is a bit browner. Nonetheless, I think it's sort of cool that they each are different.

Maybe just run with it and use some orange Colnago bar tape?

Yes that's niceB2
Jul 12, 2002 8:51 AM
I didn't even know you could remove 'em.

I also notice that your Geo doesn't have the flourescent orange "B-Stay" on the seat stay, "Geo" on the top tube and "Colnago" on the chain stay. I can deal with the "Colnago" and "B-Stay" I guess, but the "Geo" looks like one of those special stickers they use in the grocery store. I even thought it was a sticker until I tried to "peel" it off and realized that it was under the clear coat. Other than that, I couldn't happier.

I got a new C40 too!Jefferson
Jul 12, 2002 7:08 AM
Hey B2, The GEO paint scheme looks sweet. Here is my new 2002 C40 that I got earlier this year. LX10 paint scheme. I love the ride. I need a better camera as well but all the money went into the C40!
Where is the money tree so I can have one :) nmPhatMatt
Jul 12, 2002 10:15 AM
My bike is leaning against it in the photoJefferson
Jul 12, 2002 10:57 AM
I plucked it clean to pay for the bike. Maybe we will have a better harvest next year. I will send you some green fruit.