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    colnago pantographed record deltas

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    I am about to have a pair of the above come into my possession. Mint condition with levers (not pantograph) Anybody any ideas on likely value as I've never seen a pair before

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    These are really really rare. no one interested?

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    Pantographing is the key to the value of the brakes. This can be very desirable and could quite easily add hundreds to the price. I would expect $500 plus for the delta brake set.

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    surprised at the lack of response! These are C Record Delta brakes pantographed Colnago. I have found a set of De Rosa pantographed which sold for $423 (calipers only) a few months ago. Apart from that I can't find anything on the whole web about Colnago Pantographed brakes. Plenty of stems etc, which leads me to believe they are really rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jom1975
    surprised at the lack of response! These are C Record Delta brakes pantographed Colnago. I have found a set of De Rosa pantographed which sold for $423 (calipers only) a few months ago. Apart from that I can't find anything on the whole web about Colnago Pantographed brakes. Plenty of stems etc, which leads me to believe they are really rare.
    Most folks here don't view this board as a marketplace, as it's kind of in violation of BikeForum rules. I obviously can't speak for all of us here, but I know there's a sizeable contingent who have never paid $425 for an entire bicycle, let alone a set of speed adjusters. (Yes, they're pretty, and rare, but I've heard how ineffective they are)

    I truly wish you the best in getting a nice price for your goodies, but this really isn't the most fertile ground for your endeavor.
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    They are worth thousands upon thousands of dollars!

    Hold out until you can unload them!

    If someone offers less than 3 grand..........go nuts, and start screaming!

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    no, they're absolutely worthless. send them to me and i'll make sure they are disposed of properly.

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    you're pulling my leg as they say. I only put this thread up as I've never seen or heard of them before and figured they could be sought after. Sorry if I've caused offence - just thought people into the whole classics thing would be interested. I'm not looking to sell them on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jom1975
    you're pulling my leg as they say. I only put this thread up as I've never seen or heard of them before and figured they could be sought after. Sorry if I've caused offence - just thought people into the whole classics thing would be interested. I'm not looking to sell them on here.
    Well they certainly sound interesting. Not something I'm qualified to give any sort of appraisal on, but undoubtedly something you could get a lot of money for - especially if you sold to a Japanese collector. There are a couple folks who occasionally happen by here who might have some idea of what you have there. Sorry I leapt to the conclusion you were trying to sell them here.
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    They're out of my price range -that's all that I know.

    Please share some pics when they arrive.

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    Peter White says they're the best road brakes ever made.

    http://peterwhitecycles.com/brakes.asp

    Zorro's just jealous. Me too!

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    The delta brakes were made in more than one iteration. The first iteration were indeed not the best brakes around, however by the time the last ones were made, there was nothing at all wrong with them. I have them fitted to three of my bikes, my 35th annniversary De Rosa, a second De Rosa and a Colnago and they work very well. Even better if you pair them up with modern brake levers and cables and cable housing. The other offsetting point about them is that they are about as hard and as time consuming to set up of almost any brake out there. Back in the day, a friend of mine had a shop that regularly had customers show up with delta brakes that were incorrectly set up. They did indeed not work well, once they were adjusted, however they were great. You need patience to set them up properly (as well as a hard-to-come by 3.5 mm allen key) A perfect way for a shop to show their capabilities! With regards to the Colnago pantographed cover plates, with today's technology, it would be quite easy to make yourself some. Back in the day, Colnago was not known to go all out on the pantographing of the C-Record components and I don't recall seeing any that I know to be original from Cambiago, but I am sure that somebody here will state otherwise.

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    I've never paid more than 20 dollars for a bike. it's my 20 dollar bike rule!

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