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Old 01-07-12, 07:11 PM   #1
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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...

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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.

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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
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.

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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.
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...
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