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Say C-40, Re: C-40(5 posts)

Say C-40, Re: C-40boneman
Jan 20, 2003 3:16 PM
Okay, sorted out the sizing after measuring the Vortex setback which is less than factory spec. Of course this goes with the grand assumption that Colnago geometry is fairly close to their charts.

Anyway, settled on the 51 and went looking for non-HP models. As I suspected based upon having a 2003 Colnago catalog which shows the HP and the non-HP C-40s, the latter remains in production and further is available, assuming wait times, in 80+ colors, current and past.

Interesting to note that the 51 is now only available to order as the factory is recommending sloping models in their place.

Anyway, some interesting stuff and yes, my saddle height to top of top tube is at 17cm. That and the setback measurement, top tube length resulted in the 51 decision.

Thanks for the practical advice. Now the question is AD2, AD10, AD11, or LX10? If there is no little man on the top tube, it's not going to happen. The missus sez, "you don't have a plan, if you don't have the little man." Life is good when the papal blessing is simple.

personal choice...C-40
Jan 20, 2003 3:36 PM
I never recommend colors. I've had two Rabobank models. The next one will be a red color scheme. I like the new NL-11.

Where are you planning to buy the frame? I guess you know that euro sources are a lot cheaper. Maestro is the cheapest. Totalcycling is a bit higher, but they had the new Rabobank model in a 54cm last year and I couldn't resist. Got it in about 3 days for about $2300. The price is about $2650 now.
Good god go through C-40s like crazy!ColnagoFE
Jan 20, 2003 3:43 PM
How long did you have the first 2? And did you sell one to buy the other? I'm lusting after a C-40, but unless I win the lottery my wife keeps pointing out my perfectly good Master X and reminds me I was planning on 10 years out of it before I got another bike. Talk about a syupid promise to make!@
only two...C-40
Jan 21, 2003 9:49 AM
I rode the first C-40 (non B-stay)for two seasons. Sold it on E-bay and built the new one for another $1300.

I built my current C-40 (B-stay)last April, so it's less than a year old. I'll ride it at least through this season before selling.

I only own one expensive bike at a time. It's actually cheaper to own than two less expensive bikes.
Jan 20, 2003 11:33 PM
I live in the UK and yes, it is Mike at Maestro with whom I'm dealing. Unfortunately, I pay VAT. Still better than most prices in the US.