Andrea Tafi's Paris-Roubaix Winning Colnago C40 Race Bike | GCN Tech Retro Pro Bike

Published on December 7th 2019


Ollie checks out a truly iconic bike - Andrea Tafi's Colnago C40, the actual bike he used to win the 1999 edition of the 'Hell of the North', Paris-Roubaix whilst riding for the iconic Mapei cycling team. Complete with a custom paint job and 20-year-old french pavé mud, this road bike is a classic.

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Frame and forks: Colnago C40 Carbon Fiber Lugged
Wheels: Custom built Ambrosio rims on Dura Ace hubs
Tyres: Vittoria Tubulars
Saddle: Selle Italia Rolls
Shifters: Shimano 7700 Dura Ace STI
Brakes: Shimano 7700 Dura Ace
Front Mech: Shimano 7700 Dura Ace
Rear Mech: Shimano 7700 Dura Ace
Chainset: Shimano 7700 Dura Ace hollowtech
Pedals: Look
Chainring size: 53/42
Cassette: 9 Speed 

Bike weight: Just over 10kg
Stem length: 120mm
Crank length: 175mm
Tyre width: 23mm

Finishing touches:
Custom geometry and Mapei paint,  double wrapped bar tape for the cobbles. Still has his race notes on the stem and race number. Cateye computer on the bars, Elite bottle cages.

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