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Colnago respray- Need opinion

I did some research and found out pinning down the exact model/year can be confusing and it is. I am looking at this bike as it is my size. Any reason to be skeptical at all? So I guess it's either a Super or a Mexico. Does it really matter as long it looks authentic? Internal top tube routing appeared earlier than I had imagined. I can't tell what drop outs it has from the photos.

1989 Colnago Super Mexico Frameset Mint Condition 60cm w Chris King H S | eBay
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Looks like a nice bike, not sure about the year looks earlier to me (I had a 86 Master and an 86 Esa-Mexico with internal routing).

I'd veto the purchase based on the BS in the description alone -

"It has a deep gloss and luster found in today's finest custom frames, the quality reminds me of the paintwork from Serotta and the Waterford/Paramount custom shop"
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Originally Posted by american psycho View Post
Looks like a nice bike, not sure about the year looks earlier to me (I had a 86 Master and an 86 Esa-Mexico with internal routing).

I'd veto the purchase based on the BS in the description alone -

"It has a deep gloss and luster found in today's finest custom frames, the quality reminds me of the paintwork from Serotta and the Waterford/Paramount custom shop"
I have not ridden many Italian frames, maybe 2 that didn't fit so I am looking to try one that does fit. I think I can look past the BS about the paint.

american psycho you have some very nice examples of Italian steel. What can you say about your bicycles? Or anyone else with an opinion. BTW I have ridden an Italian made GC too small for me around the parking lot. Wow.
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That paint job looks thin, weak, no gloss. Almost has a rattle can look.
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Ask for pictures of the dropouts. Those will show wear greater than the 100 miles this seller says are on the bike. Looks like a rattle can garage paint job, and I wonder what else is wrong with it.
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