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Location: Shady Hills, Fl.
Bikes: 2005 Trek T2000 tandem, 2003 Burly Tosa Tandem, 9 singles including 2 fixies
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Originally Posted by stevegor
I'm pretty sure it's not a Colnago, probably homemade?
Has anyone seen something like this before?
Well, I'd be very surprised, let's put it that way. It's WAAAY off Colnago's core building practices. But to the best of my recollection, (which goes back to 1972 in cycling), I've never seen/sold/owned a Colnago that didn't have it's name/trademark emblazoned in the metal itself somewhere/somehow. Look for Colnago spelled out in spoon-dished seat stays, the Colnago ace of clubs cutout in the bottom bracket, something.
Short of that, get the serial number and email Colnago, or just buy it if you like it. It IS an unusual bike.
EDIT: Just noticed that it has an idler wheel rather than an eccentric bottom bracket. Don't know that I'd pay $500 for a bike that had an idler.
EDIT AGAIN: Had a friend who predates me in the bike biz by about 10 years look at it, and he says definately homebuilt. Possibly a Colnago front end, (which would be where they got the idea to brand it Colnago), but just too many "features" that a professional builder would never use.
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