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Old 02-11-23, 09:55 PM
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Is this Colnago fake?

Iím looking for a project and stumbled on this frame, itís the right size and I was initially excited but after looking at the photos something feels suspect.

the stickers look too new, no clover in the lugs, three top tube cable guides to name a few. Obviously Iím no expert so I could be wrong, seller is asking $300 CAD.

https://imgur.com/a/iF9R2Qh

any help is greatly appreciated!
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It's fake.
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...every Colnago I've ever seen had at least some pantographing as a part of the frame ornamentation. It might still be an OK frame, but I wouldn't be hopeful it's a Colnago.
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...every Colnago I've ever seen had at least some pantographing as a part of the frame ornamentation. It might still be an OK frame, but I wouldn't be hopeful it's a Colnago.
Thank you, I know thereís a ton of variation in frames etc but one of the first things I notice is the pantograph or clover.
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Nice frame ….but I don’t think Colnago.
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$300 CDN and still available? Not Colnago.

Only Colnago items on that frame are the decals. Its an attractive frame. So if you are looking to build something up and you have a pile of parts, it might be worth pursuing.

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Originally Posted by wrk101
$300 CDN and still available? Not Colnago.

Only Colnago items on that frame are the decals. Its an attractive frame. So if you are looking to build something up and you have a pile of parts, it might be worth pursuing.
I have a full set of 600 arabesque with wheelset. Might worth the drive
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Update, any idea what this serial number might be?

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Update, any idea what this serial number might be?

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Good chance that there is a number and some info on the stearer tube of the fork.
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Originally Posted by Tango1
I have a full set of 600 arabesque with wheelset. Might worth the drive
In that case, I'd make an offer on it.
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Not a Colnago, but as others have mentioned, looks to be a quality frame. $300 CAD = around $225 USD, so not too pricey, but I'd try to negotiate down due to the fictitious decals. And I'd try to get the story behind it also. The headset and the bottom bracket are Campagnolo and if in good condition have some value on their own.

Good luck.
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I have to head that direction in two weeks anyway, if its still available I'll talk to the seller. If its still there its meant to be!
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Originally Posted by Tango1
I have to head that direction in two weeks anyway, if its still available I'll talk to the seller. If its still there its meant to be!
It's been a little over 2 weeks, what's the story?
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Originally Posted by Aerzon
It's been a little over 2 weeks, what's the story?
Sadly the frame has disappeared, I couldn't find the seller again so I'm assuming the ad was terminated or the frame was sold.

I have a Gardin frame in my size I'm working on building up so I'll post some photos of that once I get some parts rolling in!
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Thanks for checking back in, many do not. And good luck with the Gardin!
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