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    Colnago Super year and value

    Bought this earlier today.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/110802666209...9#ht_666wt_922

    First, any estimate of when it was manufactured? Am I right in estimating the year built as 1983 or newer? When did Colnago go from solid color schemes to the multicolor?

    Second, affording it wasn't an issue, but did I get a good value in today's market?

    Thanks for your input and opinions...

    -Tom
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    Well, my dad had a 1973 colnago super and it had 3 colors. so colnago has done multicolor schemes for awhile, just not as often as the solid tones.

    dunno the date exactly, but i would agree with the poster that it was a late 80's model. may be wrong though

    i would guess you paid about its worth, factoring in shipping costs. if you were to tried to unload it on craigslist today i doubt you'd get what you bought it for it though unless you had a good market.

    definately a nice bike
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    Nice frame in my book...I looked at it real hard but it was just a little too big and I want to ride my stuff. Had it been 54'ish... one of us probably would have overpaid. ...congrats to you! Build it well and enjoy.

    Bill J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
    Well, my dad had a 1973 colnago super and it had 3 colors. so colnago has done multicolor schemes for awhile, just not as often as the solid tones.

    dunno the date exactly, but i would agree with the poster that it was a late 80's model. may be wrong though

    i would guess you paid about its worth, factoring in shipping costs. if you were to tried to unload it on craigslist today i doubt you'd get what you bought it for it though unless you had a good market.

    definately a nice bike
    Thanks for the feedback.
    As far as I can tell, '83 was the first year with a braze-on front dérailleur hanger, so that was my basis. The paint made me unsure how much newer though.
    I like selling on eBay, but since I'm very rural, shipping isn't an issue. With CL, we are too far from the markets.

    -Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by specbill View Post
    Nice frame in my book...I looked at it real hard but it was just a little too big and I want to ride my stuff. Had it been 54'ish... one of us probably would have overpaid. ...congrats to you! Build it well and enjoy.

    Bill J.
    Bill, I wondered about other C&V folks finding it! I really didn't expect to Win it, but feeling good about it now.
    Now debating wether to keep it period or go totally modern. Hmmm...
    -Tom
    Last edited by loose spoke; 01-07-12 at 09:30 PM. Reason: Fix spelling!
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    * '72, '74, '75 Grand Records * '79 Schwinn Paramount P15 * '80 Peugeot CFX10 Super Competition *
    * '83 Colnago Super * '83 Specialized Expedition * '87 Vetta Radsport Sauter (Antonio Taverna) *
    * 1989 Miyata 1000LT * 2000 Teschner built Fuji Team Mercury * 2012 Velo Orange Rando* n+1 rule is in effect

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