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What's it worth? 1984 Pink Colnago, Campy- Victory, 46 cm

Old 08-08-17, 10:33 PM
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What's it worth? 1984 Pink Colnago, Campy- Victory, 46 cm

I decided to start a new thread on this.
Petite and pink . . . I know. . . .
I purchased this bike in Jan. 1985 for my 21st birthday - it is a 1984 model and the consensus is that it is either a Super or a Superissimo. Each has two votes from Sr. members

Looking for value As Is AND Fixed up

Any other thoughts on what my bike might be worth ????

- 1984 Pink Colnago
- Campagnola Victory components
- 46 cm

- everything original - except for pedals, tires, handlebar caps, bike pump.
I don't believe I saved the pedals.

- bunch of other pictures are posted in
Vintage Colnago 1984 - How can I tell what Bike style I have ?
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Old 08-08-17, 10:55 PM
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650-the small size limits the market a bit.

eBay might fetch a bit more
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Old 08-09-17, 06:09 AM
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^Agree on size diminishing the demand for this bike. Some things I'd recommend to boost curb appeal and raise value above $600:

-good cleaning
-fresh bar tape, white would look good.
-clean those brake hoods
-neutral seat adjustment
-lose the clunky bottle cage
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Old 08-09-17, 07:58 PM
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Thank you !! All good advice !

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Old 08-11-17, 09:07 AM
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For heavens sake you live in the Peoples Republic of Santa Monica. Take it outside, shoot some great photos including details along the park, beach, or downtown Venice.

As is locally, $600-$700, as cleaned up add $300. Small is an advantage for a high grade frame. Some dude will want it for his GF or there are plenty of shorter male riders in Southern Cal looking for a frame in your size. Just be patient. If you list it on ebay, I would start at $1200 + shipping. A Japanese collector will scoop it up.
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... I really like pink bikes. There's some unreasoning prejudice against them, but in a small frame like that it should make no difference.
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Old 08-11-17, 01:32 PM
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Smaller bikes command a 10%+ premium over 'bell curve' bikes. Larger bikes take a 10%+ reduction over 'bell curve' bikes.

Bell Curve bikes = 54-58cm

Kinda mediocre condition with the rust...and its all mostly Victory.

Start with 'Hail Mary' $1250 on local Craigslist. Take, without hesitating, anything over $800. Always counter.
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Old 08-11-17, 10:42 PM
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Thank you all ! All of the "bike love" in this forum has really influenced me to keep her. She and I have ridden many many miles together and while I don't ride that style of bike anymore, She deserves to be cleaned up and artfully presented in my office (at the very least). Oddly enough, I believe the cost of this bike when it was new was $1000-$1200. She hasn't lost much value !! That's cool !
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Old 08-11-17, 10:49 PM
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In response to ODDJOB2: LOL !!! I do live in a beautiful place . . so sorry for the crappy pictures !! LOL !!! Thanks for the laugh ! . . . and your senior opinion !
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Needs a cleaning.
The why the saddle is pointing down...says to me time for a different saddle, better shape.
You mentioned that you don't ride this style of bike, to me, that suggests, visiting a bike co-op, exchanging the bars for flat, actually, bars, stem, and brake levers, pedals too. Then level the saddle and decide on it.
Save the original bars as an assembly. Make it your coffee house bike.
Not much better to start a conversation than a Pink Colnago at Peet's coffee.

Old racers in Italy often repurposed their race bikes for citi bike use.
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Old 08-13-17, 07:57 PM
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I live 30 minutes east of santa Monica. Those small petite Colnago are worthless don't listen to anyone here. Dont worry ill take it off your hands free of charge and dispose of it correctly. Itll have to sit in my garage with my other bikes until OSHA can clear it for disposal in lets say 25-30 years.

just kidding!!! Wow ive never seen a Colnago that small. Its always Bianchi, Centurion, and nishiki in So cal that I've seen in those sizes. She's a beauty and I agree it would fetch a high premium..600 or so on Craigslist.

I say keep it but if you want to sell let me know.
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So glad you will keep her, if I were you she would be priceless to me, might even be buried with her, probably not but it does not get much better than a rare size like this being a Colnago. These are "grail" bikes for many people and you already have it with the history to go with it, fabulous! Also imho, to the right collector or enthusiast it could be worth more.


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Thank you all ! All of the "bike love" in this forum has really influenced me to keep her. She and I have ridden many many miles together and while I don't ride that style of bike anymore, She deserves to be cleaned up and artfully presented in my office (at the very least). Oddly enough, I believe the cost of this bike when it was new was $1000-$1200. She hasn't lost much value !! That's cool !
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Old 08-15-17, 02:29 PM
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Thank you Merziac ! I just love people like you !
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You are very welcome and I would also encourage you to reach out to malcala622 for help with the claenup, recommendations, advice, etc since he is in your general area, just don't let him talk you into selling it.

Really, really hope you will ride it some.


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You are very welcome and I would also encourage you to reach out to malcala622 for help with the claenup, recommendations, advice, etc since he is in your general area, just don't let him talk you into selling it.

Really, really hope you will ride it some.
Id be more than happy to hear Valerie keeps the colnago and rides it than have it end up in the hands of a reseller on ebay. But of course it'll have a good home with me also.

Id be more than happy to help if you have any questions val

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Thank you, both !! You Rock !!
Well . . . Malcala622 . . . . What say you ? Do you know where I can have Pinky's chrome beautifully polished, and her innards tuned, greased, and whatever else ??? I would hope that it is someone who is nice, honest, well priced, and excellent at what they do. . . . in or near Santa Monica.

One day, it would be nice to replace the original pedals that I believe had a blue and white nylon ?? strap. I did a little research online but couldn't quite remember the style. May actually have them in a box somewhere but that is a long shot.

Any info is helpful. : )
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Thank you, both !! You Rock !!
Well . . . Malcala622 . . . . What say you ? Do you know where I can have Pinky's chrome beautifully polished, and her innards tuned, greased, and whatever else ??? I would hope that it is someone who is nice, honest, well priced, and excellent at what they do. . . . in or near Santa Monica.

One day, it would be nice to replace the original pedals that I believe had a blue and white nylon ?? strap. I did a little research online but couldn't quite remember the style. May actually have them in a box somewhere but that is a long shot.

Any info is helpful. : )
I used to work in Santa Monica and realized it mostly has big name bike shops like Helens or Performance Bicycle. With big names comes big service prices so I tend to stay away. Mom and Pop shops are scarce in SM.

If anything I'd choose Helens and ask for prices.

I know its a bit of a drive but my local bike shop does all polishing of chrome and can do a full overhaul of your Pinky. I always take my bikes to him and the service is great and fast. In this case it may take a few days. He's a one many wrecking machine in his store.

I'm picking up a frame today from my LBS so ill show him your Colnago pictures to get an estimate on a overhaul.
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Malcala622:
Thank you for your senior opinion and for showing my pics to your LBS. IS IT a good thing that he is a "one man wrecking machine" ??? ; )
Where is your LBS ? Is it in Pasadena ?
I will give Helen's a call just to see where they stand. I wish "Earnie's" was still around, that's where I bought her.

Thanks again !
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I meant wrecking machine in the best way possible. He's quick but pays attention to detail. I spoke to him and showed him the pictures. He's quoted a full overhaul, tune up, cleaning, chrome shining and removal of rust, and regrease BB/headset/etc for 90-100...add 20 if you want need cable and housing installed.

I'm in city of Pico Rivera off the 605 and 60 freeway.

Bike shop is called A & C Bike shop in Pico Rivera.
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I would get it to A + C's bike shop as fast as I could, that is a fantastic price.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
For heavens sake you live in the Peoples Republic of Santa Monica.
I thought that expression is known only in SoCal.

Unfortunately, it's grown enormously. We are now the People's Republic of California.

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Originally Posted by camelopardalis View Post
I thought that expression is known only in SoCal.

Unfortunately, it's grown enormously. We are now the People's Republic of California.
I lived in Westwood Village from 1979-1982. Who can forget Jane Fonda & Tom Hayden?

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There was a poster, I think SarBear, in a different forum on this site, that asked for help in buying a good bike to start city commuting. I think this bike might work for her.
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Last word was shes keeping it as she should.

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There was a poster, I think SarBear, in a different forum on this site, that asked for help in buying a good bike to start city commuting. I think this bike might work for her.
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Thank you, Malcala622. That IS a great price ! I will keep that in mind.


Bike shop is called A & C Bike shop in Pico Rivera.
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