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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:57 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I just picked up this ex-Team Rabobank C40. I want to build it to team spec, similar to this pic. The DA groupset is easy enough, and I have a Millenium stem and a San Marco Squadra. I'm a bit stumped with the bars though, and finding the wheels may be a bit of a challenge

- Does anyone know what handlebars these are? I guess they're ITM, as that was their component sponsor, but they aren't the Millenium bend.
- Does anyone have any pics of the Rabobank C40s of this era with anything other than Antara wheels?
- Finally, any tips on where to find orange Colnago branded bar tape. So far I've only been able to find two examples on eBay... for $30 and $50 :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Nice frame! One of my all time favorites!

I believe they used ITM Super Italia and Millenium bars.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I can't find Milleniums in a classic bend. Super Italia could work though. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:08 pm 
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Don't go with the FIR Antara wheels. They look really nice, but every single one I have seen so far were cracked. Just go with some low profile wheels, which I am sure Rabobank also rode at times.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:27 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the advice. I've accrued most of the parts:
- 7700 groupset
- 7401 headset with modified top race to be used threadless
- 7401 seatpost
- SSM Squadra saddle
- ITM Super Italia bars and Millenium stem

All I was looking for were the wheels and Colnago branded orange bar tape.... then I realised that it's too big for me :oops:

The top tube length is fine, but it's so tall I only has about 3cm of seatpost showing.

Anybody interested in a Rabobank C40? :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:48 pm 
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You are forgetting this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300875809147

Sorry to hear the size is not right for you :(


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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They would've been perfect! I already have the matching team edition seatpost.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:53 pm 
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nice!
what size is the topt tube c-c , seat tube c-c , c-t and the head tube?
price?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Seat tube: 55.5 cm CC, 59 cm CT
Top tube B: 55 cm
Head tube C: 15 cm

It is a genuine Rabobank frame. Aside from having the right fork and the right decals in the right places, I emailed Colnago to ask about it. They confirmed that was definitely built for Rabobank (apparently the serial number starting with an R is the giveaway :lol: )

I paid 650GBP for it. I'd like to get about the same back so I can buy a replacement.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:36 am 
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MattyWS wrote:
It is a genuine Rabobank frame. Aside from having the right fork and the right decals in the right places, I emailed Colnago to ask about it. They confirmed that was definitely built for Rabobank (apparently the serial number starting with an R is the giveaway :lol: )


Who else than Rabobank would paint 'Shimano' on a Nago :lol:


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