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How much would you pay for a Colnago Mexico?

Old 04-12-17, 10:05 AM
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How much would you pay for a Colnago Mexico?

Generally speaking, how much would you pay (or is it worth) for an 80's Colnago Mexico in good condition with Campy Record gruppo?
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That sounds like a sweet find! A little more info on condition would be helpful. Also, you might check out the "What it's worth/Appraisal" forum... Alas, I am not allowed to post the link until I have 10 posts, but you should have no trouble finding that forum from the main directory.
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I have a 1983ish Superissimo. I know there is a difference, but until I can assess what the ride difference might be, I couldn't answer your question. I suspect, and I could be really off base on this, that most people don't know the difference between a Mexico, Super and Superissimo. The willingness to pay extra for a Mexico may well be reflected in the responses.
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Detailed photos always help. Condition is important. As mentioned above, there are several similar models that are frequently confused, either intentionally, or unintentionally. Details such as lug finishing and crimped chainstays are important.

At least a dozen different groupsets bore the name "Record". For people, matched parts is important.

Perhaps $800 would be a good starting place, from which you might go up or down from depending on the details of the bike.
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I would say $700-800 in good condition and $900 if it is exceptionally good condition with great paint.
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Thanks for your inputs everyone! For some reason, I can't attach/add an image, but I can tell you that from the pics the bike looks like it's in really good condition. I've yet to see it in person as the bike is a few hours from where I live, but if it's worth it I'll make the drive.

On another note, I've read quite extensively about the Super and Mexico models. Why, Ernesto, WHY!?! He should've just called it the Super Mexico.
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Originally Posted by wallythewhale View Post
Thanks for your inputs everyone! For some reason, I can't attach/add an image, but I can tell you that from the pics the bike looks like it's in really good condition. I've yet to see it in person as the bike is a few hours from where I live, but if it's worth it I'll make the drive.

On another note, I've read quite extensively about the Super and Mexico models. Why, Ernesto, WHY!?! He should've just called it the Super Mexico.
That is not as easy as it seems. Calling it a Super Mexico takes awasy some of the Italian mystique, it may have been a copyright issue, tarriff/taxes, and I forget which model but I believe Fuji had an issue once because a model name sounded too American.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
That is not as easy as it seems. Calling it a Super Mexico takes awasy some of the Italian mystique, it may have been a copyright issue, tarriff/taxes, and I forget which model but I believe Fuji had an issue once because a model name sounded too American.
Italy does not use the letter X. "Messico". Super is also not an Italian word, although they may incorporate it a little as a foreign word in their language.

There are some subtle differences with the Super and Mexico for the early models, and at least some of the later Mexico models received shaped main tubes.

One might ask why they chose to call it the Mexico rather than the Merckx, but perhaps there were licensing issues.

Did Colnago ever intend their frames to last decades, often getting repainted with people adding random decals?
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