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Old 07-29-10, 12:39 PM
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another COLNAGO needing ID

sorry in advance for the angle/quality of the pictures, alas some unknown person took them so we have no one to direct our curses. ANYWAY- it seems obvious the fork is colnago but with my limited knowledge of colnago bikes I wonder if the frame matches other than the blatant paint job.

The guy says the sticker says columbus SL and the headset is campagnolo record (which seems reasonable by looks) and it has a campagnolo chorus crankset with a single chainring. It seems that most of the parts are not original to the bike.. whatever the original bike was. This bike had gears right?

I am going to see this bike in a few days but If I want to buy it I have to buy it there and then because I'm only passing through the area the bike is located in! So I'm trying to find as much info as possible before I go see it so I can make an informed decision. also, if you had to throw a price on it despite the vague pictures and lack of given information please humor me. THANKS A MILLION.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23362015@N04/4840904435/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23362015@N04/4841519800/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23362015@N04/4840905171/
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Old 07-29-10, 02:00 PM
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Looks like a Super circa early 90's.
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Old 07-29-10, 05:34 PM
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hmm

In the full picture of the bike I can kind of make out a name written in cursive and after extensive searching I think it says this name:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23362015@N04/4841693893/

but the bike in that picture has a curved frame and doesn't much looks like 'mine' at all.

additionally I found the bike pictured in the link below with the same paint job but it looks like the down tube is 'pinched' (I don't know the correct term) like a lot of colnagos you see out there... where as mine looks very cylindrical.. but maybe I am imagining all of this? maybe its just a fake :x!

http://s182.photobucket.com/albums/x...0Master%20Piu/
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Old 07-29-10, 05:58 PM
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The name in cursive is "Ernesto Colnago." Has nothing to do with what model bike it is. The bike in the link with the "pinched" tubing is a Master. Yours is not. Yours is a Super. It's a legit Colnago, just a lower-level model for the time period - which doesn't mean it's not a nice bike.
You can keep researching till you're blue in the face, if it makes you happy. But it's a (Colnago) Super - probably early 90's. You have your answer.
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Old 07-29-10, 06:01 PM
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The signature is that of Ernesto Colnago. The second bike has a frame pump along the seat tube.
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Old 07-29-10, 08:04 PM
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haha I know it has a pump, the down tube just looked non-cylindrical in the photo- thanks for the help!

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