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Is this a real Colnago Arabesque?

Old 03-22-19, 08:25 AM
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Is this a real Colnago Arabesque?

Hi there,

The seller says it is an original Arabesque frame, I am not so sure, at least I know the rest is nothing, but can you please guide me - if it is a Colnago I want to buy.

The seller asks 100 Euros for all.

Thank you for your help








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Old 03-22-19, 08:53 AM
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No, it's not a Colnago Arabesque by any extent of the imagination. This a a cheap, hi-tensile steel frame with stamped dropouts and plate seat stay bridge. This would be worth ~$20, in it's current state.
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Old 03-22-19, 08:55 AM
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No, its a cheapo frame. Look at the rear brake bridge, stamped steel. Lugs wrong, fork wrong. If it were real, it would not be available for 100 euro.

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Old 03-22-19, 08:57 AM
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It's a Colnago "movie bike"

Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
No, its a cheapo frame. Look at the rear brake bridge, stamped steel. Lugs wrong, fork wrong. If it were real, it would not be available for 100 euro.

T-Mar beat me to it.


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You couldn't buy a stolen one for that.
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Old 03-22-19, 06:11 PM
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That is really weird looking stuff. With that cottered crank & strange lugs it must be very old. Like 70's vintage. What a mess! A bunch of mis-matched parts all bolted together. I wouldn't be interested. Not even for something to play with. Try to get them down to about $30 bucks. It's a parts bike.
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Old 03-22-19, 06:22 PM
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OK, not even close, even the Colnago graphics are imatations.

There is plenty of reference material on Colnagos. Hide your wallet and get familiar with vintage bikes before spending, or even looking to purchase. Tragedy will be avereted.
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Old 03-22-19, 07:10 PM
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The frame looks to be a ear;y 70,s just ok utiiity 3 or five speed Botechia or Boca built bike. Note the low end plates light tabs and fancy lugs which all but scream Italian low end junk. As presented likely bent out of true frame with crap paint and components and no wheels not working I would place the value at basically nothing I would likely pass on this one even if offered for free.

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The chrome work looks awfully dull on that bike.

Painted on?
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Judging by the decals yes. The rest of it, not so much.
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I have seen better looking counterfeits
Seriously, don't touch!
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The bald faced fraudster seller deserves a good C&V slapping!
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even the decals are not real
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