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colnago C40 for $1000?(11 posts)

colnago C40 for $1000?ctisevn
Feb 13, 2003 11:02 AM
if youre skilled in carbon repair(?) or very light this colnago may be for you. wish I knew how to replace carbon tubes, that would make a nice fixie.
Almost as dumb as the $7,000 auctionFez
Feb 13, 2003 11:25 AM
Lets see - an old C-40, mismatched 8 speed components, old wheels, some corrosion, pretty piss poor shape. I would never pay $1,000 for that POS.

Oh, and it has a crack in the carbon frame? Not even worth the cost of shipping.
cost of shippingctisevn
Feb 13, 2003 11:47 AM
I agree completely that its not worth 1000 but seriously, if the guy said hed give it to you for $40(@cost of shipping) youd demur? not me, that would be a very cool fixed gear. especially in the winter, no steel no rust.
maybe, butFez
Feb 13, 2003 11:58 AM
you'd still have to put some money into it to convert it to a fixed gear. so add a new frame to that cost. i would never knowingly ride a bike with a crack in the frame.

or budget for a new set of teeth. :(
Feb 13, 2003 12:09 PM
completely hypothetical, all of this, Im very happy with my steamroller and prefer its boston baked bean color to that of the colnagos but I would think that a vertical crack could be rebonded somehow. I know nothing, zilch about carbon so Im speculating but I would think something could be done. if not, youre correct, its not a good deal when the dental work is factored in.
re: colnago C40 for $1000?rogue_CT1
Feb 13, 2003 11:31 AM
The bike is a POS! It should be stripped down and destroyed. He didn't buy it just to turn and sell it. You can bet he already checked to see what the repair cost (if repair is an option) would be. With the lugged tubes of the C40 I'm sure it can be done, but at a very high price. I'd stay away from this one. By the way, $1000 for "wall art" and old components is steep. He really seems worried about the liability of selling a broken frame, even though he claims the seat tube has little structural value.
re: colnago C40 for $1000?geeker
Feb 13, 2003 5:04 PM
"You can bet he already checked to see what the repair cost (if repair is an option) would be."

You bet! The seller's in Sacramento. Do you *really* think he hasn't checked with Calfee (Santa Cruz, they repair carbon frames) to check repair cost? Assuming Calfee even thought it was salvageable. And good luck if you want to send it back to Colnago :-)...
re: colnago C40 for $1000?JimP
Feb 13, 2003 2:03 PM
Sure, a little superglue and ducttape will fix it right up.
that's just a little crack, from, ugh, shipping.desmo
Feb 13, 2003 2:34 PM
No problem, just split a piece of PVC, wrap it around the seat tube and put about 4 hose clamps on it.

I do give the guy credit for not filling it with bondo and repainting. After all it is ebay, Jake.
A clydesdale rode it .......LOL nmafrican
Feb 13, 2003 3:08 PM
it can be fixedhackmechanic
Feb 13, 2003 11:05 PM
Tri-Altir USA can send it to Italy for repair. Cost is about $600 including repaint. I know of a guy that was in an accident with his C-40, sheared both head tube lugs, frame was in two pieces. Got it back in 3 months, looked like new.