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    vintage lugged colnago? need advice and info

    I have an opportunity to trade my affinity marta for a colnago. Unfortunately the seller doesn't know much about his bike, and neither do I.

    Do you think its a fair trade? The only "baller" items I really have on my build is the specialized, trispoke, rear chub hub, supercorsa saddle, and the rb021.

    Also, please id this colnago frame...rear spacing info would be nice.





    And my current bike that I might trade:





    Is it worth the trade financially?
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    It looks like the Colnago has been in a front end collision.

    As to authenticity, it doesn't look like any Colnago I've ever seen, and it's pretty easy to get a set of Colnago decals and slap them on. You might get a better assessment if you post this in the C&V forum.
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    ganja mon
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    What makes you say that? Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    It looks like the Colnago has been in a front end collision.
    The top tube is supposed to look like that, it's a Colnago dude...
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    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    Yeah if anyone can chime in that would be awesome. Don't want a fake colnago, but nevertheless, it has very interesting geometry. Pretty unique
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    If someone would want to trade a Colnago for your (no offense) bike I would question something about it.

    also looks like it has the wrong size seatpost in it right now.
    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    No offense taken. But deal sounds good! Honestly, I think the guy just likes bikes but not really too familiar and just cash to unload.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    It looks like the Colnago has been in a front end collision.

    As to authenticity, it doesn't look like any Colnago I've ever seen, and it's pretty easy to get a set of Colnago decals and slap them on. You might get a better assessment if you post this in the C&V forum.
    I'm with you.

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    So what do you think it might be? Regardless, the lugwork is beautiful.


    Posted in classic/vintage and waiting for responses
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepr View Post
    I'm with you.
    Me too. That Colnago looks off in more ways than one. Lots of people who claim to "know nothing about bikes" really do know that what they have is junk. Buyer beware.
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    Look at the bottom bracket shell, the fork crown, tops of the seat stays, lugs--do any of them have the Colagno logo cut into them? If not, I'd really start to doubt its authenticity.

    Also, inspect where the top tube joins the head tube very carefully--looks like it may have a slight bend, which would indicate a front-end collision. Have a reputable shop inspect the frame to make sure it's safe before making a decision, Colagno or not.

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    Look at the track ends too, someone did a horrendous job of welding those things on. They are tweeked upwards badly. Stay away from this bike.

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    Awfully ugly lugs and welds to be a colnago.
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    That bike looks dumb, even if it is a real Colnago. I'd stay away for all of the reasons above.
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    i have never seen a colnago like this one before.

    and yeah, those dropouts look messed

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    check the lugs for clubs.

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    That thing is hideous with its defects...

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    that thing hit a wall...those are some pretty bad looking bends

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    It is like trading a 2010 Jaguar for a 1975 MGB with Ferrari logos and a bent frame.

    Possibly real, but with a bent frame, it is worthless IMO.
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    closest I could find...
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    The more I look at this, the more I'm convinced that it's not a colnago. Just did some research on this and the only bikes I found that had a rear triangle like that had pursuit or TT geometry. The "colnago" pictured doesn't have either.

    Ianjk's pic does prove it, look at the ends of the seatstays where they meet the seat tube, notice how the true colnago has the flattened out part and is more vertical than the fake one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    closest I could find...
    Which isn't close at all.

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    OP, keep your affinity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    closest I could find...
    that is definitely not that

    no engravings, ugly as sin, someone is trying to bait you.

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    I say do it.

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