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Old 09-01-11, 02:21 PM   #1
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My new ride...

Well, I found a Colnago...









It's a Colnago Sprint, more specifically, with a Shimano 600 group (everything except the rear hub). I hope the anti-Colnago faction doesn't shun me I think this one is down-to-Earth enough to avoid some criticism?

Tubing is "Columbus SL Cromor Composizione Colnago"... which I don't know much about. Separately, I know what SL and Cromor are, but my sticker says both names together. Maybe the main tubes are SL and the stays/fork are Cromor?

I've just finished getting it road-ready... it wasn't too far off, but the rims needed truing, etc. I also ordered some toe clips and straps.

...incidentally, I would have added this to the sticky thread instead of making my own, but I can't access that thread anymore. I get a message saying something to the effect of 'not having permission'... anyone else experience this?
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Old 09-01-11, 02:38 PM   #2
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Nice work! I agree, it's understated and muted in its color scheme.

Did you pick that up off Portland Craigslist? I didn't see it on there but then again, I have been absent from the 'List for the last few days.
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I think that's about the nicest looking Colnago I've seen. Love the green and think you made a great score getting that one!
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Old 09-01-11, 03:02 PM   #4
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You scored a beuatiful bike, a Colnago, no less! Ride with pride!!!!!!!!!!!!
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That color is a refreshing change of pace from all the other Nagos.
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Great bike!

Looks beautiful, and that Shimano gruppo is just fine. Should give you some real trouble-free riding for a long time to come.

I would opt for gumwalls however when she needs new tires.
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Yes beautiful! Congrats! Love the green!
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Very pretty bike! (Are you at UP? The dorm furniture looks familiar.)
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Thanks for the kind words! I feel lucky to have found it... especially considering that the guy I bought it from was planning to make it a commuter!

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Did you pick that up off Portland Craigslist? I didn't see it on there but then again, I have been absent from the 'List for the last few days.
It was on Craigslist initially, but I wasn't in town. I contacted the seller nonetheless, and a month later, I wound up buying the bike.

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That's what I'm thinking too... the tires it came with are in great condition, though, so I'll probably leave them on for a while.
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Haha, yep! Good eyes! Sounds like you're a UP alum?
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Hey Baroudeur, are you the guy that was trying to choose between this Colnago and a beautiful red, white and green Bottechia?

I remember seeing your Colnago in a thread where the OP was trying to decide between this bike, the Colnago, or the Bottechia. I remember I chose the Bottechia...
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Your new Colnago looks to be in great condition and I like the colour scheme too. It looks to be in very original condition.

I found the following page on the bulgier website - Colnago 88 catalogue. I was interested in the tubing as you are and I see it listed on the catalogue page. I think you may be right in thinking that the frame is a mixture on SL and Cromor tubes - main tubes Cromor and forks SL for example.

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Hey Baroudeur, are you the guy that was trying to choose between this Colnago and a beautiful red, white and green Bottechia?

I remember seeing your Colnago in a thread where the OP was trying to decide between this bike, the Colnago, or the Bottechia. I remember I chose the Bottechia...
That was indeed me... at the time, I was indecisive, but the more I thought about things, the more I was drawn to the Colnago. It seemed to have a stronger personality... I can't really explain it.
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I was interested in the tubing as you are and I see it listed on the catalogue page. I think you may be right in thinking that the frame is a mixture on SL and Cromor tubes - main tubes Cromor and forks SL for example.
Here's a picture of the tubing decal, in case anyone's curious or has more insight :

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That was indeed me... at the time, I was indecisive, but the more I thought about things, the more I was drawn to the Colnago. It seemed to have a stronger personality... I can't really explain it.
Well, I think you did great.

Both bikes were really wonderful and either would have been the right choice IMHO. Enjoy the Italian passion and ride her well!
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agree that its a beautiful bike! nice groupset too!
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