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Wonky Colnago Decal Thoughts

Old 06-28-20, 04:33 AM
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Wonky Colnago Decal Thoughts

Found a colnago bike to build up with all the correct pantographs and clover cutout in the BB. Always wanted a colnago showpiece.
One issue - the C on the driveside downtube is obviously out of line with the rest of the olnago.
I'm confident it's a genuine bike.
Could be sloppy QC when it was first made or an amateur re-decal

Would it bother you (i'm a little OCD so it does a little)? or could you see it as being unique?
How would it affect value if I did eventually sell down the line?

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Old 06-28-20, 06:56 AM
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Uneven decals are not that unusual on any bike, even a 'Nago.

If the decals seem to be as old as the frame (wear/discoloration etc.), it's probably an original oopsie.

If the decals seem newer than the frame, it's probably a bad re-decaling.

Either way, the effect on value is probably negligible if it's a real 'Nago. My OCD wouldn't like it either, but given it's a 'Nago, I could probably live with it.
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Old 06-28-20, 07:41 AM
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Post a picture to www.imgur.com and post it.

I have owned more than a dozen Colnagos and none of them had wonky decals.

It might be a repaint.
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Old 06-28-20, 08:08 AM
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...these get repainted a lot. The original paint is ephemeral, and the chrome is nothing to write home about. So a lot of them get repainted just to fix the bad chrome on the stays/forks. I just bought a frame, and I'm gonna have to repaint at least the stays/fork.
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Old 06-28-20, 08:20 AM
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sorry completely clueless about imgur - how does that work if i can't post a link?
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RIght click over the image and select "Copy image location"

Paste the link here
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