Rare Colnago C40 Team Mapei 9S Ultegra ROL Wheels – Large Carbon Frame and Fork


I’ve owned this bike for about 5-6 years and from the beginning it was at all times my back-up ride.  This present day it’s more like the third bike in line.  I bought it because it’s a beautiful piece of art.   I hate to sell it, but it’s just not being used.  It must be owned by someone who’ll take it outside and ride it.  At this point a flat bar fitness bike might be better for me and my old bones.

The Mapei C40 is iconic… just one of those classic race bikes that people at all times admire.  It’s light, gorgeous, fast, and ready to roll.  I purchased the ROL wheelset for my main bike, but almost immediately got a great deal on some Dura Ace C50’s…. so I took the ROL Race SLR’s and put them on this bike.  They’re practically brand new.  And although I only weigh 195 lbs, I opted for the SLR’s which can hold riders who weigh up to 240 lbs and they’ve been practically bullet-proof for me.

I imagine it is a 1998 model and overall the frame is in excellent used condition for an item that is nearly 20 years old.  There are a couple spots that make it not perfect.  One “dot” in a “block” along the top tube… and one touched-up spot at the bottom of the seat tube (see photos).

Sizing:  Below are the approximate dimensions measured the best I could.  I’m 6’1″ tall, and with the 60mm stem, the fit is very comfortable for me.  It’s not a small man’s frame.  With some adjustments to the seat and stem, I’d say this bike can fit anyone from 6’0″ to 6’4″.  That’s my uneducated, unprofessional guesstimate.  I’ve seen these frames come up once in a at the same time as on eBay, but a large size like this one is very rare.

Here’s the rest of the details:
Frame Dimensions:
Top Tube:  58cm-59cm
Seat Tube (c-c):  58-59cm
Seat Tube (c-t): 64cm

Derailleurs:  Ultegra 9 Speed 
Shifters:  Ultegra 9 Speed

Crankset:  Standard 53-39 Ultegra 9 Speed

Brakes:  Dura Ace

Wheelset:  ROL Race SLR

Fork:  Easton EC90 carbon
Stem:  60mm Matrix carbon (carboncycles.cc)

Seat Post:  28mm Colnago Carbon with Colnago clamp

Saddle:  Selle

Pedals:  No pedals included

I’ll also include the 2 Colnago water bottles with the 2 Colnago cages

I only ship via FedEx or UPS Ground to the 48 States.  It’s going to be well packed and in a heavy duty carton.  Some re-assembly will be required since I’ll be loosening and/or removing whatever part is necessary to be certain it arrives completely damage free.  Bicycles I have shipped in the past have been ridiculously over packed.

Please ask questions before purchasing or making any reasonable offer.  I will be able to provide whatever other photos or information you might need.  If you’re anywhere near Brentwood, NY…  you are welcome to come down and inspect it in person.  Thanks for looking….


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