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Old 12-15-09, 04:17 PM
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Colnago Superissimo on Craigslist

This has been on the Atlanta craigslist at least twice:

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/1510838768.html

Seller says that there's a front wheel to go with the rear shown but isn't specific on what it is. Asking $175 for the frame, cranks, BB, seat post, and wheelset. I shy away from Italian bikes but this seems like a decent deal. Any info on how good of a deal?
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Old 12-15-09, 04:24 PM
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no fork = less of a good deal, because replacing that fork will probably cost as much as the rest of what you get. and to build it up another $250 including tires, tubes, saddle, stem, bars, FD, RD, brakes etc, so you are looking at a $600 bike easily... and that's with Shimano 600 components.
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I would do it. Worst case...colnago frames of any pedigree fetch a premium on ebay. Definitely a worthwhile investment imo

edit: missed the lack of fork. ask what happened to it. seems odd he has the front wheel but no fork...crash? replacement front wheel?
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Old 12-15-09, 06:02 PM
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That would not have lasted here for more than a day or two. I'd inspect the top tube and down tube for damage. If none, buy the bike. I just saw a nice chrome Colnago fork on the local CL for $75 (asking) three weeks ago. Nothing wrong with Shimano 600. It was fine for everyday riding, fine for racing. Do you really want the bike though, as you sound a little luke warm about Italian bikes? Offer $125 knowing it may take time and dollars to put her right.

Also, I think it is fairly easy to find 600 components. A riding buddy just bought a complete gruppo for $90 to put on his Cross Check.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...504694885.html 600 gruppo $140

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...481220511.html Brake levers $10

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/1498860347.html Colnago Fork $30 Might be too short though.

There is a used Thomson seatpost ($30), a used Rolls saddle( $15), used Cinelli bars,Model 64 I think/1a stem ($40) at a local shop for $85. You can't have these, cause I'm buying them. Deals are out there with patience.

Tires at PBK. Choose your flavor for another $80.

Add it up, not such a bad ride for a little scratch.
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+1 Check carefully for damage, as the fork is MIA for a reason usually. If you are convinced it is damage free, then snap it up. Its a pretty good deal.
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