Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Colnago ID

Old 08-25-17, 07:47 AM
  #1  
lukepro
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lukepro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Poznan
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Colnago ID

hi, I know its not vintage but... got this alloy frame with colnago start tubi decal, found (on some forum) a colnago start frame with decal like that but also painted start. mine isnt, plus it came with precisa steel fork ahead, colnago headset, 27,2 selcof branded colnago seatpost and san marco hoskar colnago seat. any ideas?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
20170825_151017 (Copy).jpg (45.3 KB, 95 views)
File Type: jpg
20170825_151131 (Copy).jpg (22.7 KB, 93 views)
File Type: jpg
20170825_151256 (Copy).jpg (18.4 KB, 93 views)
File Type: jpg
20170818_160404 (Copy).jpg (30.3 KB, 94 views)
lukepro is offline  
Old 08-25-17, 08:22 AM
  #2  
Spaghetti Legs 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 4,508

Bikes: Numerous

Mentioned: 120 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1431 Post(s)
Liked 1,444 Times in 554 Posts
Im not familiar with that tube set/model, but I'm getting an early to mid 2000's vibe from it. The steel fork is unusual in that I would expect a carbon fork from that era. I checked my 1996 catalog and there are no aluminum road frames from that year. I'd recommend searching for a 2001-2002 catalog and go from there.
__________________
N = '96 Colnago C40, '04 Wilier Alpe D'Huez, '10 Colnago EPS, '85 Merckx Pro, '89 Merckx Century, '86 Tommasini Professional, '04 Teschner Aero FX Pro, '05 Alan Carbon Cross, '86 De Rosa Professional, '82 Colnago Super, '95 Gios Compact Pro, '95 Carrera Zeus, '84 Basso Gap, ‘89 Cinelli Supercorsa, ‘83 Bianchi Specialissima, ‘VO Randonneur, Ritchey Breakaway Steel, '84 Paletti Super Prestige, Heron Randonneur

Spaghetti Legs is offline  
Old 08-25-17, 09:45 AM
  #3  
lukepro
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lukepro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Poznan
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cant find the frame with painting and logo like that from 2001 up... heres the seat
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
20170825_154819 (Copy).jpg (31.1 KB, 92 views)

Last edited by lukepro; 08-25-17 at 09:48 AM.
lukepro is offline  
Old 08-25-17, 09:55 AM
  #4  
himespau 
Senior Member
 
himespau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 12,531
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3134 Post(s)
Liked 1,808 Times in 1,057 Posts
That tubing sticker really makes me think of Columbus.
himespau is offline  
Old 08-25-17, 01:05 PM
  #5  
T-Mar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 22,554
Mentioned: 600 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4415 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2,400 Times in 1,558 Posts
Agreed, it appears to be a variation on a Columbus decal. Columbus introduced aluminum tubesets in the very late 1990s and the first generation included four with 7005 alloy: Aluthron, Altec2, Altec2 Plus and Airplane. Of these, Aluthron was the only set that used a 27.2mm post, so I believe it may be the basis for the Start tubing. Aluthron was the bottom of Columbus' aluminum tubesets and also the heaviest, at 1197g. It goes back to at least 1999 and possibly slightly earlier. Sorry, I can't help with the model itself, other than it most likely a base aluminum model from the very late 1990s to early 2000s.
T-Mar is offline  
Old 08-28-17, 01:17 PM
  #6  
lukepro
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lukepro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Poznan
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ok, few things to make a picture, but why steel fork precisa? maybe this is a clue?anybody?
lukepro is offline  
Old 08-28-17, 02:27 PM
  #7  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 26,872
Mentioned: 213 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15643 Post(s)
Liked 3,111 Times in 2,317 Posts
Aluminum frame Colnagos from that Era take a beating on used values. They just aren't as coveted as carbon, steel, or even titanium.

Maybe a $300 frame. Unfortunately, it is probably worth more to separate frame and fork.
CliffordK is offline  
Old 08-28-17, 02:43 PM
  #8  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 26,872
Mentioned: 213 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15643 Post(s)
Liked 3,111 Times in 2,317 Posts
Originally Posted by lukepro View Post
ok, few things to make a picture, but why steel fork precisa? maybe this is a clue?anybody?
Late 90's was a transition Era from steel to titanium, CF, and aluminum. I think there was some concern about quality of other fork materials. Steel was well proven.

Colnago did make aluminum forks, but they seem to be rare. Perhaps from the carbotubo frames?

I have a bi-titan frame with what I believe was an OEM steel fork, and have seen C-40 frames on ebay with steel forks.

Among C-40, titanio, and Master frames, the aluminum frames probably hit near the bottom of Colnago's line of frames, thus no exotic forks.
CliffordK is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
wiston
Classic & Vintage
36
12-16-17 09:43 PM
Davomac
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
5
02-03-17 11:43 AM
jetboy
Classic & Vintage
7
03-28-16 06:50 PM
jetboy
Classic & Vintage
20
03-17-15 12:01 AM
benjamin831
Classic & Vintage
7
05-26-12 08:02 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.