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    a must see Colnago

    so i'm on ebay once again, doing my daily, CL, and ebay scans, and i come across this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Colnago-Master-P...89958786575042

    just thought it'd be an interesting one for the members on this forum to check out.

    It kinda adds to that gold pinarello that was posted here a couple weeks ago.

    There's a bunch of gold plating on this bike, actual 24 karat is what they say.

    Not sure if i like the color schemes that much, but it does seem nice

    Oh by the way, it's been bidded up to $5000 and the reserve still hasn't been met

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    Well, the saddle's OK and the fork is nice. Other than that I have to say it's really one of the uglier bikes I've seen in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
    Well, the saddle's OK and the fork is nice. Other than that I have to say it's really one of the uglier bikes I've seen in a while.
    +1 Looks like a pimp bike..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    +1 Looks like a pimp bike..
    Needs some gold plated curb feelers. Now that would drive the bidding through the roof.

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    That is by far some of the worst color work I've ever seen. Seriously, I'd be embarrassed to claim that as my own design.

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    I don't necessarily mind blue and gold together, but the execution here is not stellar. It's strange to see how uneven the gold fade is on the bottom half of the head tube. If I had a few extra G's, I'd rather spend my money on this Cinelli.
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    They should have built it with a clear top tube so they could have a live gold fish swimming in it. The bike that Huggy Bear would have ridden.

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    All the gold looks awful.

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    I don't know a whole lot of people who can afford heirlooms, only bike parts. And those are some of the ugliest bike parts I've ever seen.

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    +1 Awful use of color.

    Another worthless wall hanger.

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    Wooo! Go Mountaineers! If I road that on game day, I'd be loved by all the bike/football enthusiasts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    I don't necessarily mind blue and gold together, but the execution here is not stellar. It's strange to see how uneven the gold fade is on the bottom half of the head tube. If I had a few extra G's, I'd rather spend my money on this Cinelli.
    Interesting, as to somebody well versed in Cinelli that restoration is pretty offensive and seriously wrong. Uglier to me than the Colnago, which was just built in poor taste from the get go. The Cinelli started life as a beauty and was altered to achieve its present state.

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    i think its awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
    i think its awesome.
    Which one? The Colnago or the Cinelli?

    Personally I feel that Colnago to be well-balanced, even if not to my taste, whereas the Cinelli is simply wrong. I'm surprised at the price reached on the Cinelli. This is at least the second time around for the Colnago. BTW, the parts are indeed plated in 24 kt gold. Ernesto told me that he had the work done by a company that specializes in gold plating of religious artifacts, as they are one of the few that had sufficiently large dipping vats.

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    Awwww, man. That bike would've been the perfect accompanyment for my halloween costume:
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    Gold mixed with polished alloy and chrome just doesnt look good. Some small things coulda helped make it look a whole lot better, like a black crankset with gold chainrings maybe, instead of silver on the derailleurs they coulda been black, the brake levers don't work either, if the hoods were black instead of white maybe.
    Do the pro racers ever have to ride the anniversary stuff? I coulda swore during the 76 roubaix film a french team is riding a maroon colored cycle with gold theme parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divineAndbright View Post
    Do the pro racers ever have to ride the anniversary stuff?
    I know Saronni rode with a Campy 50th rear derailleur - seen pics of that online.

    I'm a big Colnago fan, but I am not feeling the love on this particular bike, either. In fact, I'm no fan of gold plating, period. Chrome? Sure, it serves a purpose beyond looks. But gold? Just flash. I like flash with a purpose if I like it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
    Which one? The Colnago or the Cinelli?

    Personally I feel that Colnago to be well-balanced, even if not to my taste, whereas the Cinelli is simply wrong. I'm surprised at the price reached on the Cinelli. This is at least the second time around for the Colnago. BTW, the parts are indeed plated in 24 kt gold. Ernesto told me that he had the work done by a company that specializes in gold plating of religious artifacts, as they are one of the few that had sufficiently large dipping vats.
    I was mostly referring to the aesthetics of the Cinelli frame, but I admit I do not know what would have been stock, or how the frame may not have been restored accurately. It's certainly less gaudy, but that's a matter of taste of course. Not to get too far off topic, but I'd be curious, for my own education, what you find wrong about the Cinelli. (And, by the way, congrats on the recent acquisitions of your "grail" Giotto Cinelli.)
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    Top tube decal is crooked.

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    I generally don't mind extensive gold anodized (or plated) componentry...



    ...and I certainly don't mind the Record groupset on the Colnago - but boy is that paint job ugly. Not only is it ugly, it's slovenly.

    Oh - one other thing: I don't care what the seller says, a slant-parallelogram RD ain't C-Record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
    Ernesto told me that he had the work done by a company that specializes in gold plating of religious artifacts, as they are one of the few that had sufficiently large dipping vats.
    I thought you were going to write, "Ernesto told me that he had the work done by a company that specializes in gold plating of religious artifacts, as he considers the bikes bearing his name to be sacred objects."

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    At Disraeli Gears they mention that the city of Vicenza (where Campagnolo is located) is famous for women's jewelry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divineAndbright View Post
    Gold mixed with polished alloy and chrome just doesnt look good. Some small things coulda helped make it look a whole lot better, like beer. Maybe.
    Fixed for accuracy.
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    You know gold is at record highs. You could always scrap it and flip the chrome parts.

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    It looks like K mart Blue Lite Special! The gold with aluminum and chrome just doesn't do it!

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