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Old 02-27-18, 11:16 AM
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198? Colnago Mountain Bike...

Stumbled across this late eighties Colnago a couple of years ago but had to let the unappreciative owner have his way with the bike, before he would consider selling it. No wheels, but the rest is all there. The paint is shot and I will check the post and stem freeness before making an offer. Opinions, regarding value, would be appreciated...











The bike is probably too big for me but that tubes and lug set is appealing.
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Maybe $200-250. It certainly needs a complete overhaul and cables etc not to mention wheels. Hopefully the paint would clean up. It looks very different from the one in the link, I wonder if is is a lower model or a different year. I have a great pair of wheels that would be great for that bike. I do have a pair of CampI MTB rims I would like to divest myself of if your interested.
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I think even in the rough shape you could go 250 or so CAD if you really like it considering you seem to understand that it will take a lot of work and money to bring this one nack to it's former glory as one of the nicest hard frame MTBS ever made, you probably not going to find another one in you lifetime. It is kinda sad how this one has been abused I would check the frame real close I see a lot of rust and the rear drive side dropout looks kinda rough might actual be bent slightly out of alignment and the eyelet looks to be stripped or drilled out.
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Old 02-27-18, 06:14 PM
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If ever it really doesn't fit, let me know, I might be interested! I have the perfect groupset and wheels for such a beautiful frame!
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89-90ish if the RD/FD are stock. Is there a tubing decal? S/N?
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BG is correct. This is a different frame than in the other thread. While it could be repaint, the underlying metal doesn't lie.. The bicycle in the other thread has cantilever brakes on the seat stays, while this one has a U-brake on the chain stays. The seat stay cap treatment is different, as are the forks.

IMO, this would have to be a "labour of love" project. The finish is fair at best and that is much of the appeal with the Italian ATBs. The cost to reproduce it properly would far outweigh the resale value.

While they were eye candy, I was never impressed with the Colnago ATBs and Italian ATBs in general. On the ones I've had first hand experience with, the workmanship was substandard. It's as if the the workers disliked having to build ATBs, instead of their beloved road models. The geometry was often odd or outdated and there were impractical aspects, such as full length brake cable housing or brake cables routed inside the top tube. The Italians just didn't seem to understand what the American consumer wanted in a high end ATB.
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Old 02-28-18, 03:40 PM
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After a bit of research, I found a pretty similar bike called the Colnago Master Ibex. Here is a link to one with a pretty similar paint scheme.

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-...20929-217-1609
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