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 Post subject: Colnago
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:31 pm 
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There is no accurate or reliable information on Colnago Frame numbers to date the frame !!!!

cannot understand this comment, as have sent my frame number and a picture to Colnago and they give me the build details..

contact email

laura@colnago.com


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:39 pm 
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orbeas wrote:
There is no accurate or reliable information on Colnago Frame numbers to date the frame !!!!

cannot understand this comment, as have sent my frame number and a picture to Colnago and they give me the build details..

contact email

laura@colnago.com


if it is available why don't they or someone else make it available?
I personally would't put too much faith in what they said. Or do they or some office jobs worth just make it up as & when enquiries com along? who knows


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 Post subject: Re: Rabobank Colnago C40
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:00 pm 
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Lance Armstrong used 7410 on his world championship Merckx so its fair to say that was Shimano's top group after that time , only the /cranks /BB and FD were 7410, the RD / hubs and brake calipers were 7403 and STis were called 7400 note the full round seatpost too , I think lance really liked the earlier model 7401 pedals though


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 Post subject: Re: Rabobank Colnago C40
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:15 pm 
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That, sir, is a thing of beauty.

I'm doing research for a similar build. I've bought a Rabobank C40 with Star threadless fork and am looking to see what to build it with.

The fork is a good dating point. Threadless headsets started to be phased in around 1997-1998. Dura Ace 7700 was introduced in 1997, but most of the Shimano sponsored pros were riding prototype versions by the end of 1996 .

This pic of the '96 Paris-Roubaix sweeping Mapei C40s shows them with steel forks with threaded steerers. It looks like Bortolami and Tafi were using 7410 while Museeuw was on the then prototype 7700.

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Here's a pic of the Rabobank C40s from sometime between 2000 and 2002, showing them with star threadless forks and 7700 (or perhaps prototype 7800?):
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 Post subject: Re: Rabobank Colnago C40
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:27 pm 
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ebay link to 175mm 7410 cranks but with non original later chain rings , this is what the originals looked like with Shimanos first lifting pins and the "channel" around the perimeter . http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shimano-Chai ... 41710c1c25
I have some dual pivot brake calipers if you want to do a swap to later ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Rabobank Colnago C40
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:31 pm 
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latman wrote:
Lance Armstrong used 7410 on his world championship Merckx ...


His spare worlds bike (allegedly) sold on eBay a few weeks ago for $5000: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/230923841977?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Looks pretty legit, apart from the Flite. It's too big for me... I hope (because I couldn't have afforded it!).

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