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Colnago C40 mkII 1999

This is my Lamborghini Diablo GT, my Bugatti EB110 SS. The kind of machine that makes it's modern descendants look baby-faced, compared to the beasts from the past.

Colnago C40 mkII, 00F color, 57cm

Original Colnago Star Carbon fork,1” steerer Ritchey Scuzzy Logic 1” headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Super Record Titanium, 172,5mm, 53/39T, 595g Campagnolo CULT ceramic ultra torque bottom bracket

Campagnolo Record 9, 285g Campagnolo Record 9/13-26: 13,14,15,16,17,19,21,23,26. 195g

Shifters: Campagnolo Record 9s Ergopower, Carbon BB System. EC-29RECG. 365g per pair. Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s. FD-31SRE. 89g. Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s. RD-19RE. 226g Cables(est): Campagnolo 165g.

Deda Newton Anatomic 420mm/31,7mm. 252g. (Reach 86mm drop 142mm)

Cannondale C2 27,2mm x 300mm seatpost (230mm would be enough). 230g. Seatpost shim 27,2-28,0mm. 5g

Campagnolo Record. BR-44RE. 388g front&rear total

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Lightweight Meilenstein Schwarz Edition Tubular/Vittoria Corsa Tubular 23mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Lightweight Meilenstein Schwarz Edition Tubular/Vittoria Corsa Tubular 23mm

More Info:
Baptized through the perils of the infamous Paris-Roubaix -a race notoriously tough against bikes and cyclists, a course where it is imperative to compete with a strong and durable bike, built from steel, or at least aluminum. In 1995, team Mapei planned to debut the C40, a bike whose frame was made of carbon fiber. At the time, it was considered an absurd thought. The night before the competition, Mapei's owner Giorgio Squinzi nervously called Ernesto Colnago: ”... Ernesto, but are you sure that our riders will not have problems tomorrow? Does the frame not risk breaking? And then that fork all straight… [sic]” The carbon fiber frame and straight fork held, and Franco Ballerini won the gold medal on his C40. The following year, Team Mapei made a triple in Roubaix, on their Colnago C40s, when Johan Museeuw, Andrea Tafi and Gianluca Bortolami arrived together at the velodrome in Roubaix. They crossed the finish line in formation, thus conquering gold, silver and bronze. Unbelievably, the Mapei and C40 repeated the "triple" two more years, in 1998 and 1999. The Colnago C40 had emphatically started the carbon fiber revolution in cycling. A carbon fiber bike built in a classic steel manner, with handmade lugs, narrow tubes, and classic steel geometry.

Added by hbn. Last updated about 2 years ago.

1 Comment


creepdontsleep says:

nice! weight weenie

Posted almost 3 years ago