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Old 11-02-08, 10:53 PM   #1
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2005 Colnago Active

Hello.
I'm a newbie, and was wondering if the 2005 Colnago Active was made in Italy.
It's an aluminum frame w/ composite forks.

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Old 11-03-08, 04:50 AM   #2
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I had an 05 also, and when I did some research the consesus was that all 05 Colnago's were MADE in Italy.

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I had an 05 also, and when I did some research the consesus was that all 05 Colnago's were MADE in Italy.

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Hey Jeff,

What year did Colnago move production of aluminum frames to Asia? 2006?
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Hey Jeff,

What year did Colnago move production of aluminum frames to Asia? 2006?
That is correct as far as I could tell.

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Thanks Jeff.

The bike I'm interested in has the LX24 color scheme. I'm just more hesitant about the purchase
because a co-worker had mentioned that there are lots of fake Colnagos out there. I'm new to
road bikes and Colnagos.
Are there any signs I should look for?

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I don't think you have much to worry about in that regard. Unless you are getting a GREAT deal or just HAVE to get a Colnago, there are much better frames available. I didn't think mine was anything special.

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Sorry, as I've been busy & away.
The '05 Colnago Active (52cm sloping) is for sale for
$1200. It includes Campy Campy front carbon fiber fork, Record crank, Campy Centaur deraillure, FSA wheelsheels, King headset, and Italian stem & handlebar. The bike looks in great condition w/ the
exception of a blemish on the front fork.
My main concern is the size; I'm 5'8 and when I stand over the top tupe, it is touching the crotch.
From your experience, can I get away w/ this size, which could be 1 or 2 sizes larger for me?
My neighbor thinks that a 52cm sloping frame translates into a 55 or 56cm standard frame.
He rides a 52cm standard colnago db tube frame (circa '90s), so he thinks my size is around
a 52cm standard also. His inseam is 1/2" - 1" longer than mine.

What's your opinion?

Thank you.

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Old 11-12-08, 04:52 AM   #8
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I am 5'7" and I had a 50S which fit fine, I believe it was equiv. to a 54 std frame. It sounds like it would be too large for you. I also don't think that is much of a deal price wise.

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Thanks for your info Jeff.
Yeah, the more I think about it, the 52cm sloping Colnago Active is
too big for me. However, I really like the color scheme (LX24).
I guess i wanted it more since Colnago will no longer be producing
aluminum-composite frames; especially from Italy. I don't like
Taiwan built bikes.

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