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Old 06-08-17, 02:37 PM
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1973 Colnago Super

Toying with the idea of selling this one.

Restored '73 Colnago Super. RD is datecoded '78. Wheels are now Campy low flange on Mavic Module E rims with Wolber SL19 clinchers and a six speed Regina Oro freewheel - largest cog is a 24t. Everything else as in the photo, tho the black bar tape has faded in the intervening years. I'm too lazy to take a current pic



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Nice looking bike.

You're probably hitting somewhere around $1000, give or take a little.

If I was selling it, I'd probably swap the 1st gen Super Record rear derailleur for a Nuovo Record derailleur.

I think most everything else on the bike is Nuovo Record.
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Smoking bike DD, I would guess around $1,600 on fleabay, although I'm no Colnago expert.
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Originally Posted by Vonruden View Post
Smoking bike DD, I would guess around $1,600 on fleabay, although I'm no Colnago expert.

Close.

I wouldn't let it go for less than $1,750.

I would sit on it for a good long time till the PP hits my PP account.

BTW Gorgeous bike. Make someone pay for the privilege of owning it.
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Very sexy bike!
I was toying with the thought of re-painting one of my bikes in that exact color. I guess I have decided to go for it now, hehe.
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I'd be selling mine in order to gain some funds for that one if you were to sell.
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Thanks everyone for your valued input. Grady, I agree: this one is special enough to expect the highest dollar, so if it were at auction, I would hope for/expect some fighting. I will most likely list it here and on my local CL.

I rarely ride it. It hangs on the wall accusingly

I do admit I'd miss the aesthetics; after all, these are the only Colnago-panto-drillium bits I kept for myself.

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Originally Posted by toavii View Post
I'd be selling mine in order to gain some funds for that one if you were to sell.
Oh, no - don't do that! Yours is just dandy and this one won't ride any better

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Oh, no - don't do that! Yours is just dandy and this one won't ride any better

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Ya but that one is orange and has all the drillium and panto bits I'd love to hang on mine.
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I've been hanging around here long enough to know I should ask... original paint?


BTW, the fork appears to be perfectly straight.
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Originally Posted by plonz View Post
I've been hanging around here long enough to know I should ask... original paint?


BTW, the fork appears to be perfectly straight.
The black on yellow on orange decals, and black filled cutouts just look a little off to me.

So, I'm guessing the answer is a repaint.
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Originally Posted by plonz View Post
I've been hanging around here long enough to know I should ask... original paint?


BTW, the fork appears to be perfectly straight.
Restoration (as noted in my first post) by the now-defunct Elliott Bay Bicycles in Seattle. Chrome on fork crown is original. I detailed the process in one of my very first threads way back in 2009: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...storation.html

Agree on the fork

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I'd rock that.

If you're really going to sell it, please PM me first.
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I have a few Colnagos now, I am surprised that the 1970-1973 bikes don't sell for more than they do.
They are entertaining to ride. Always get comments.
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
I'd rock that.

If you're really going to sell it, please PM me first.
Still haven't decided for sure, but I sent you a PM in acknowledgement giving you dibs

This can serve as public announcement of same.

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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
I have a few Colnagos now, I am surprised that the 1970-1973 bikes don't sell for more than they do.
They are entertaining to ride. Always get comments.
Since I finally quit Ebay a couple-three months ago, I've not kept track on pricing there. I will say that all the specially-worked parts by yours truly should put the value up a bit higher, and of course the repaint was top-notch. The ride is the icing on the cake. However, it really should be one or even two sizes bigger to fit me comfortably today.

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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
I have a few Colnagos now, I am surprised that the 1970-1973 bikes don't sell for more than they do.
They are entertaining to ride. Always get comments.
Or even the newer '77-78s.

If I were to sell mine there would be a 1600$ price tag, not "asking price". If someone balked I would kindly tell them to find another one and hope it's cheaper. These are getting more difficult to find.
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BTW Gorgeous bike. Make someone pay for the privilege of owning it.
This.
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