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Old 07-16-2020, 06:49 AM
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2003 Colnago C40HP Landbouwkrediet

Some of you might remember seeing this, I posted pics of the frameset when I received it a few months back. Finally finished the build.

Posting this under custom, as the top tube is 56cm – not 57 as it should've been for size 59. I think the seat tube is a bit more upright as well but haven't measured it. It's a very comfortable, sportive-like fit for me (181cm, 85 inseam). I can ride in the drops all day with a 100mm stem, but probably wouldn't have been able to make it work if it had the 57cm TT.

The components on the bike are all results of bargain hunting. Complete Super Record 11 with a Record chain. 53/39 172.5 crankset, 12/25 cassette but I'm looking for a 11/27. 25mm Conti ProLtd tubs on old Bora 35s (bought the set as is). Saddle is an Arione R3 narrow, all-American front end (Zipp + CK). Weights 8 something kg at the moment. Flat pedals for now as I'm just riding it in the hood, Look Keo carbon for serious pedaling.

I swapped out the Force fork for a Star, as the Force was cut to only have 36mm steerer tube above the headset – normal back then when stems were not 40mm in stack height. Still tweaking things here and there. It's not shifting as it should and I don't like how the rear brake cable looks on the top tube. Much prefer the later 2-guide + naked cable look – not sure if it can be converted? Anyways, it's the most special bike I've owned so far.
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:26 AM
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That looks fantastic. Well done.
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:03 AM
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C40s and C50s always look awesome.

Well done.
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Old 07-16-2020, 11:37 AM
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Very nice!
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:56 PM
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That's a sweet ride.

I can't believe you ride it with flat pedals. Not throwing shade, just curious. Do you wear street clothes when you do?
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:57 AM
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That's a sweet ride.

I can't believe you ride it with flat pedals. Not throwing shade, just curious. Do you wear street clothes when you do?
T-shirt and shorts. For street riding, I always put flats on. I'm only allowed 45 mins of riding these days due to a neck/shoulder problem.

As mentioned I usually use Look Keos for long or sporty rides. For now this gets me around my 3-mile radius and I'm still fine tuning the little things. Eventually this will be the long distance bike.
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Old 07-18-2020, 11:13 AM
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T-shirt and shorts. For street riding, I always put flats on. I'm only allowed 45 mins of riding these days due to a neck/shoulder problem.

As mentioned I usually use Look Keos for long or sporty rides. For now this gets me around my 3-mile radius and I'm still fine tuning the little things. Eventually this will be the long distance bike.
This makes it even cooler!

Great build!
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:21 PM
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I’ve gotten the smack down by plenty of people with T-shirt and Shorts...makes for a great laugh with some humble pie.
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:16 PM
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Beautiful - congrats!
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Old 07-19-2020, 06:12 AM
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There isn’t anything that makes sense in this world, but a Colnago with Campy, sure is one of the top 5 things out there that makes sense.


Just stunning. Whether or not you like SRAM or Shimano...you did this one the way the Italian Cycling Gods approve of and most likely you will not crash or be hit by a car as the cosmos hates nothing more than to see a beautiful Eye-talion bike with beautiful Campagnolo adorning it.

So lucky for you, you were able to build a Italian masterpiece. 🍷🍝🚴*♂️♣️

Beautiful bike
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