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Colnago Mexico - 1980s. What's it worth?

Old 12-30-16, 12:48 PM
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Colnago Mexico - 1980s. What's it worth?

Hi,

I'm interested in this Colnago. Lacks nearly all of the charm of other Colnagos I've seen. Any idea what model and year it is? Doesn't look like other Mexicos I've seen. And let me know what you think it's worth please. Thanks!











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Old 12-30-16, 01:24 PM
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Could this actually be a Sprint model?

Paint looks very nice, so nice it makes me wonder if its a re-spray

Group is a lower level Campy and from the mid 90's ( i hate to call anything Campy "lower level" as most of it is still very good stuff though)- so obviously not Original install on the frame

Without any other info, id take an educated guess that its a 650-700$ bike at most, but others with more knowledge may contradict me
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It has been repainted. So, may be a Mexico, check the chainstays, Mexicos did not use indentations for tire and chainring clearance on the chain stays.
Fork crown would have been chrome at the start.
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I don't think it's a Mexico, maybe a Super? And I agree with the repaint.
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Thanks, everyone! Resprays make me nervous. Not to mention that the chrome fork crown is gone, along with all the panto'ed components (if it had them). Makes me wonder if it would really be worth $650. If it is, I'll probably make the trip to check it out.
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Old 12-30-16, 02:52 PM
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Rear derailleur cable stop looks a little suspect. Maybe just sloppy work. Timeframe looks similar to my Mexico, which I put at '77-78.

As mentioned, check the chainstays. Mexicos weren't indented, although there has been discussion over on the CR list questioning indenting vs non indenting, Supers vs Mexicos.

Putting a price tag on it is difficult. Unless seller has photos of the stripped frame, you don't know what you're getting. Decals aren't correct for that time period. Parts aren't original to the bike, if that's important to you.

My suggestion is to look at sold listings on Ebay of comparable models to get an idea of value. I would say if you were to find a correct Mexico from that time period in good shape, you could expect to pay $1500 give or take for it.
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You can see chainstay dimples on the first and second photos when you blow them up.

So... I'd say Colnago Super. Flat fork crown, round brake bridge, and plain seat stay ends, and over BB cable routing probably puts it in the mid 70's.

Component group: Rear Der, Brakes, and Cranks say "Mirage". Front Der say Veloce. Shifters???

I'd probably put the value at around $400 to $500 for the frame, and $200 to $300 for the component group/build. So that puts it at $600 to $800 total.
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The repaint along with the lack of clear model identification (it's not what the seller advertises) and the non-original lower level group make this a low value Colnago. I'd buy it at $500 as a rider. I'd walk away at $501.
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Originally Posted by hansmanos View Post
Thanks, everyone! Resprays make me nervous. Not to mention that the chrome fork crown is gone, along with all the panto'ed components (if it had them). Makes me wonder if it would really be worth $650. If it is, I'll probably make the trip to check it out.
As long as it wasnt a Sprint model, and if it fit, id be all in at $650 -- its a nice looking bike--

Plus with the re-paint, i wouldnt be afraid to dress it out with whatever modern groupset floated my boat -- modern Campy 11 speed? Sure , -- Ultegra Di2 even? Why not

Barrett may be right also, but i have been inclined to pay too much for things before --- not an outrageous amount, but if its not a common item and i want it - heck with it - you only live once. ( and $650 ready to ride Colnagos do not grow on trees in very many areas)

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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
As long as it wasnt a Sprint model, and if it fit, id be all in at $650 -- its a nice looking bike--
I definately saw a clover on the lower head tube lug in the side view (1st photo).

That plus the markings on the fork and BB should exclude the Sprint, Sport, and Junior models.

Chainstay dimples (also seen on 1st photo) supports it being a mid-70's Colnago Super.
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The build on it with mis-match ok cond Campy, looks a little suspect. Paint looks bright but that doesn't seem like stock Colnago color
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