Mapei

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Nice-looking frame

But is it worth the nosebleed asking price?

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Colnago C40 Mapei World Champion Limited Edition frame set.

Hard to find
Very light, Colnago C40 Pro team frame set.

With Columbus Carbon fibre tubes.

Perfect Italian Cambiago bicycle for that fast ride.

Ultra high modulus carbon frame featuring internally ribbed top and down tubes.

For even more racing speed.
Ernesto’s stiff precise tapered carbon fork and refined geometry, provide rail-like handeling at every turn.

As Sir Bradley Wiggens would say:
C40 the best looking bike ever made

Size:
A: 54 cm cc 57 cm centre bb to underside seat clamp
B: 55 cm top tube centre centre

http://www.ebay.com/itm/55-cm-Colnago-C40-Mapei-World-Champion-Frame-Set-Limited-Edition-Campagnolo-/191805805912

Colnago Team Mapei C40 (ex-Andrea Tafi)

Team bikes coming out of the woodwork today..

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When Ernesto released the Colnago C40 he started a revolution.
Before, carbon fibre has been seen as the future of cycling and there have been loads of experiments going on since the 1970s. But to that point no carbon fibre bike proved so safe and light at the same time, that it was suitable as a professional team bike. Well constructed enough to equally compete in the mountains and the classics of Flanders.
1994, to celebrate the company’s 40th birthday, the C40 was first presented to the public. A construction of profiled carbon fibre tubes, fitted together by well proportioned carbon fibre lugs and steered with a high tech steel fork.
And it became available in an unbelievable amount of paint schemes. All paintjobs were carried out by hand and found the company some extra fame.
However, the frame had yet to prove that it was capable of being a threat to the aluminium and steel bikes in the hard races pro teams have to attend.
Ernesto outfitted the Team Mapei as the first squad to race his prestigieous machine. They proved that the bike was capable of coping with the roughest conditions. And how they did!
Mapei’s Franco Ballerini won the 1995 Paris-Roubaix and suddenly everybody was aware of the fact that the demise of Aluminium frames might have begun. The next year ultimately made the frame a legend, when Johan Museeuw, Andrea Tafi and Gianluca Bortolami crossed the line at the Roubaix velodrome as first second and third of the race.
And as if this would not be phenomenal enough, the team Mapei repeated the triple in 1998 and 1999. In that last year the winner was Andrea Tafi, an extremely strong rider and specialist for one day races.
By the end of his career, Tafi had been the Italian champion and won Paris Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders and the Tour of Lombardy.
Here we are proud to present to you a bike of this champion. One of his original Team Mapei Colnago C40. And the best: It has his 1999 paint scheme. We kept the bike as originally as possible and basically just cleaned it. Some minor changes seem to have happened to the bike since 1999 like a swap of the saddle and stem. But in general the bike and the way it is built up seem very sound.
This is a paticularly rare opportunity to get hold of one of those mapei team bikes. If you are a collector, an admirer of the Mapei team or if you just want to try if you can push that 53-11 transition as hard as Tafi – here is your unique chance.

Size
62
Seat Tube
62
Top Tube
57
Head Tube
16
Standover
82

Configuration

Frame & Fork
Colnago C40, Carbon fibre, Columbus fork.
Front Derailleur
Shimano Dura Ace
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Dura Ace
Headset
Shimano Dura Ace
Crankset
Shimano Dura Ace
Bottom Bracket
Shimano
Stem
Ritchey; 130mm
Stem Bar
Ritchey; 42cm
Shifters
Shimano Dura Ace
Brakes
Shimano Dura Ace
Brake Levers
Shimano Dura Ace
Hubs
Shimano Dura Ace; 11-21
Rims
FiR Isidis; 700c tubular
Tires
Veloflex Criterium tubulars
Seat Post
Selcof
Seat
Colnago carbon fibre (Selle Bassano Italy)
Chain
NOS chain
Handlebar Tape
Deda
Pedals
Shimano PD 6600

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Colnago-C40-Mapei-Team-Andrea-Tafi-Nos-Pts-Classic-Vintage-Bicycle-Steel-VGC-/222012041063

Mapei-livery’d Colnago C40

Some grumbling out in the web-o-sphere that the bike in question is overpriced; then again, how often do these come along?

One thing’s for certain: the poor quality photos do the seller no favors.

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2002 Colnago C-40 Does not have Star Fork Mint Condition….. I have had it for over 12 years stored in one of the bedrooms never in the garage.
Campy Record components……I’m the 2nd Owner.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Colnago-Mapei-C-40-/331753136575

Fauxnago

Oh boy. If we were in the market for a mountain bike, this might be pretty high on top of the wish list.

And no, the concept isn’t new.

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Trek 8900 Custom Painted Colnago Mapei Road Team Mountain Bike

*This item only ships within the contiguous United States*

Item Condition:

Used
Moderate Cosmetic Wear
Paint Chips, Scuffs, Scratches, And Rub Marks Throughout
Scratches On Crank Arms
Wheels True Within 2.5mm
Brake Shows Normal Wear From Use
Chain Wear Measures Between 25-50%
Sadddle Cover Shows Wear

**All suspension systems require regular maintenance.**
**Used front/rear suspension may need servicing**
**Bike may need general tuneup + adjustment for individual rider preference**

Item Details:

Trek 8900
Custom Painted Colnago Maipei Road Team Graphics
Wheel Size: 26″
Speed: 3 x 8
Size: 18″
Top Tube: 560mm (c-c) / 585mm (Effective)
Seat Tube Length: 18″ (c-t)
Headtube Length: 105mm
Standover: 775mm
Weight: 10.42kg | 23lbs

COMPONENTS:

Fork: Unknown Brand | Made In USA Crown | Englund Total Air Cartridges
Steerer Length: 190mm
Steerer Type: Threadless | 1-1/8″
Shifters: Front Shimano XTR ST-M960 | Rear Shimano XTR ST-M950
Brakes: Shimano XTR V-Brakes
Front/rear derailleur: Shimano XTR M950 / Shimano XTR M951
Crankset: RaceFace Size: 175mm
Chainrings: 22/32/42T
Stem: Bontrager Size: 25.4x110mm | 7 Degree
Handlebars: High Zoot Carbon Size: 590mm
Headset: Chris King 1-1/8″
Saddle: Tomac Titanium Rails
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS 2 Bolt Alloy | 27.2mm x 350mm
Cassette: Shimano XTR CS-M900 Ratio: 12-32T
Wheelset: Mavic CrossMax SUP Ceramic
Tires: Maxxis Advantage 26×2.1

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trek-8900-Custom-Colnago-Mapei-Road-Team-Mountain-Bike-18-Shimano-XTR-Mavic-/381475189402

Colnago Dream Mapei

With lots of extra goodies… this is looking like quite the deal/opportunity to us.

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COLNAGO DREAM MAPEI TEAM – $900 (Beaverton)

We have too many bikes we have collected through the years and time to thin out.
Colnago Dream MAPEI in good condition; please see pictures for details.
If you are looking at this ad, you already know the details.
Also including Mapei Team apparel and shoes as pictured as well – posting locally on C/L before this will be moved to eBay.

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/5317514836.html

2000 Team Mapei Briko time trial helmet

This listing already ended – someone (smartly) exercised the (US $250) Buy It Now option in the blink of an eye – but it’s too cool not to mention here for posterity.

Neat collectible piece.

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VINTAGE
MAPEI BRIKO HELMET
TIMETRIAL
FROM MAPEI COLNAGO PROTEAM YEAR 2000
RARE, VERY HARD TO FIND

VERY GOOD USED CONDITIONS WITH SOME SHOP WEAR DUE TO USE

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BRIKO-HELMET-TIMETRIAL-MAPEI-COLNAGO-PROTEAM-RARE-VGC-/262137755796