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Old 11-15-10, 11:26 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-15-10, 11:41 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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I like this one better.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-LUGGED-CRO-M...item2eabd4e4a0
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Cool frame. Is that a gap in the head tube lug (next to last pic)?
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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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The workmanship is sure better than the Colnago.

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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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Old 11-16-10, 10:25 PM   #21
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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.
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.
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Clown bike.
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That's nice. I don't think they should have put cable stops on it, though.

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Clown bike.
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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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