Colnago Super, 80's era
I've been reading a lot on this forum, as I'm looking to buy a new bike.
I'd like some feedback on what my old Colnago might be worth. I've seen prices all over the map, but what I'm looking for is a realistic price, not some pie-in-the-sky number that I've seen on some similar bikes on ebay.
Here are more detailed photos: http://s653.photobucket.com/albums/u...lnago%20super/
It measures about 58cm. I built this bike sometime in the mid-eighties. As I recall, the frame had been sitting around for a few years, so it could be that the frame is a bit earlier than that. Most of this is Campy Nuovo (der, brakes, hubs, bottom bracket, etc.) The bar and stem are Cinelli, seatpost is Suntour Superbe (about 27.3mm). The brakes are later, Campy Chorus.
The frame has some light rust, and the leading edges of the forks are pitted, but the paint is original.
So, what do you think is a reasonable value for this? By the way, I'm in Tucson AZ, if you want to know my local market.
Thanks for looking.
Last edited by pweller; 02-29-12 at 03:11 PM.
I paid ~$350.00 for a '78 Super in rideable, but much rougher shape than yours in November '11. It had more mix and match parts than yours as well. Mine will require complete disassembly and lot's of polishing, a few parts to be really nice. The purchase was in So Cal, cash in hand. Sat on CL for the entire Thanksgiving holiday-draw your own conclusions about what people are thinking about at that time of year (Turkey and relatives or a new old bike).
Originally Posted by thinktubes
I sold one that was similar to the pictured bike for more than $750 a little over a year ago.
It was a nice rider!
FWIW I am working on a nice (different) Super this evening after I finish up some Algebra with the boys.
Thanks for everyone's help. I put the bike up on Craigslist and sold it in less than a day for $750. I was happy with that price. The money will go towards a new bike, just not sure which one yet....
I was interested as well, but way too many projects around this house.
Originally Posted by pweller