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    colnago la carrera futura frameset = $12,000+

    wow, so i skim through full categories on ebay (usually "road bikes") just to see what's out there without doing a full on search, looking for a deal or something unusual.

    anyway i came across this colnago and thought it looked pretty wild and cool.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    little out of my price range however

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    Someone is obviously very happy to win that and the seller even happier i suspect!
    Personally i think that it's a ridiculous waste of money - there's nothing that amazing, cool or even unique about a polka dot paint scheme.
    I haven't heard of the people who teamed up with Colnago (maybe they're supposed to be cool)
    To me it reeks of some arty types trying to cash in .
    I could think of lots of other things (bike related) to spend $12k on!

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    What is that? Like $50 per polka dot?

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    Yeah, I noticed that auction when it hit 6 grand, which I thought was a lot. I've got a friend who has a 56cm sitting in a closet, I sent him a link to the auction yesterday but haven't heard back from him yet, I hope he didn't have a heart attack!

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    Haha, that'll look good built up with deep v's, pink oury's, a basket, and a Rainbow Bright doll in the basket.
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    Very puffy.

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    At $12K you'd think they'd at least throw in a lousy seat binder bolt in the deal......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
    At $12K you'd think they'd at least throw in a lousy seat binder bolt in the deal......

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    I like that frame quite a bit. I didn't bid, but I thought $6K would take it. I was way, way off the mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gridplan View Post
    I like that frame quite a bit. I didn't bid, but I thought $6K would take it. I was way, way off the mark.
    If you are tall, you have another chance: EBAY LINK

    Buy it now is only $10K! And you might as well pick up a spare fork.

    (Note that one listing says only 33 of these frames were made and yet there are 7 bids for the fork. That's the bidding war to watch!)
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    Veni, Vidi, Bici gridplan's Avatar
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    I saw that other one, but it's too big for me. Plus, the thought of spending $10K on a track frame makes me a little queasy.

    BTW, did you see this one? [Click!]
    It's the road bike version of that frame. That would be more useful to me.
    Last edited by gridplan; 11-16-10 at 01:14 AM.
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    Guess this proves that $0.99 starting bids are fine no matter the value of the item...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gridplan View Post
    BTW, did you see this one? [Click!]
    It's the road bike version of that frame. That would be more useful to me.
    $$$!
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    I remember the road listing from way back. I'm surprised the track POS sold.

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    *Wolf whistle*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
    Cool frame. Is that a gap in the head tube lug (next to last pic)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmuthariley View Post
    Personally i think that it's a ridiculous waste of money - there's nothing that amazing, cool or even unique about a polka dot paint scheme.
    ...especially when it's on a Colnago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
    The workmanship is sure better than the Colnago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    Cool frame. Is that a gap in the head tube lug (next to last pic)?
    Looks like a shadow or reflection, but it's hard to tell, what with that area being so out of focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmuthariley View Post
    Someone is obviously very happy to win that and the seller even happier i suspect!
    Personally i think that it's a ridiculous waste of money - there's nothing that amazing, cool or even unique about a polka dot paint scheme.
    Not unique? Fair enough. Can you name another frame with a polka dot paint scheme? I can think of one, but it's also a Colnago, one that has a "king of the mountains" motif. I wouldn't have paid $12K for this frame, not by a long shot. But I do like the paint. To me, it's a refreshing departure from the many staid, unimaginative paint schemes I've seen.
    Big hitter, the Lama.

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    Clown bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
    That's nice. I don't think they should have put cable stops on it, though.

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    Clown bike.
    +1
    I can't listen to Buddy Guy for the same reason. Ridiculous.

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    I picture it with a brakeless SA kickback hub and all polished parts. I have no problem with using a rear brake. I'm a bit too old for hipster fashion.

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    there was the futura and there was also a stash scheme as well. it was blue with arrows and imho, nicer.
    still, price is ridic.

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