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Colnago Tecnos - what is it worth?

Old 08-20-17, 01:39 PM
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Colnago Tecnos - what is it worth?

Hi there. I have an old Colnago Tecnos steel frame that I inherited from family. Its pretty beat up but still rides well (and is a lot of fun). Dura ace components, internal cabling on top tube, some rust on the front fork, and a lot of dings on the frame. Any estimates much appreciated. 58 cm.

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Old 08-20-17, 04:39 PM
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Paint looks kind of rough but I'll assume otherwise in good shape with Dura Ace parts and equal quality wheels. Tecnos is a good frame and I think was equivalent in pricing to the Master Light at the time. I seem to remember it might have had a rider weight limit. I'd say $750-$850 depending on your market. Some downcheck on value due to the paint condition.

If the bike fits you and you enjoy riding it, I'd suggest keeping it , thats a cool bike.
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Normally I'd peg it in the same range as @Spaghetti Legs with the Dura Ace 7400 components but I need to see more. Some things I see that raise questions. The rims appear to be mis-matched? The front ont looks like a reddish copper tone in the pic. Are the STI shifters also Dura Ace 7400? Hard to tell, but I think I only see 7 cogs in the rear which makes me want to see which shifters are in it.

If the group is not complete DA7400 and the wheels are indeed mismatched, I'm feeling more like $500 on this one.
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plonz and spaghetti legs - thank you very much for the info. I would like to keep it but I think its a bit too big for me. And good eyes plonz - for some reason I threw on a different rim on the front but still have the original. And I believe it is a complete DA7400 set. So I'm assuming around $500.


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When you say "dings on the frame" do you just mean paint chips, or are there actually little dings and dents on the frame

If it is just paint chips with no dents, i think $500 is a bit light - at least $750 , - its a bike thats worth touching up or re-painting as well if a guy absolutely had to.

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Regarding the supposed weight limit, IIRC the earliest Tecnos frames ('94 and '95) were made from Nivacrom tubing and did not have a weight limit. With the switch to "Tecnos" tubing a weight limit was put on the frame. That was only for the US though. Frames sold in Europe did not have a weight limit. Who knows why -- probably fear of liability laws and a more litigious market in the US.
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
Regarding the supposed weight limit, IIRC the earliest Tecnos frames ('94 and '95) were made from Nivacrom tubing and did not have a weight limit. With the switch to "Tecnos" tubing a weight limit was put on the frame. That was only for the US though. Frames sold in Europe did not have a weight limit. Who knows why -- probably fear of liability laws and a more litigious market in the US.
Maybe because the Euros think that Americans are usually overweight......
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