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1983 Colnago Super - Campy 50th Anniversary Gruppo

Old 11-19-11, 09:46 PM
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1983 Colnago Super - Campy 50th Anniversary Gruppo

I am strongly considering parting with my 1983 Colnago Super. The bike is equipped as purchased, with the Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Gruppo. Bars and stem are Cinelli, as is the saddle. Rims are Ambrosia Metamorphosis tubular. The frame has some normal wear marks and a few small paint chips. The chrome fork has some minor pitting. All in all, though, it is pretty darn clean. Pics are below. Any opinions about what I might sell it for would be appreciated.

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Old 11-19-11, 10:00 PM
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3K or more?
50th group prices are climbing in value of late.
The 50th group sticker is a nice uncommon touch.

I do laugh though every time I see a Colango with the chainstay stampings that get partially hidden by the chainrings. Medici did a similar error where the Pro-Strada just read Pro- on the drive side when the drivetrain was installed...
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Old 11-20-11, 06:28 AM
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I think 3k is high - 3k bikes live in very rarefied vintage bike air. It is very nicely equipped and the right color, so 2k+ wouldn't surprise me at all.
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Looks like it's in great shape. I would go in between the two above me, about 2.5-3k if you're selling it on ebay.
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Predicting the final price of a high end vintage bike, particularly a part out, is very difficult. It will go high. How high depends on marketing skills, presentation and cleanliness, ebay feedback score and details, and some luck getting two committed bidders attention.

I am always amazed at the variance of pricing on ebay. You have a very desirable bike for sure.

Local sale would go cheap around here, not enough customers for the higher end stuff. Great way to buy, lousy way to sell. Bought my Colnago off the local C/L here, it sat on C/L for two weeks (in the winter), and I was the only one who responded. Deal got pretty compelling at that point.
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3,000 +

You don't see bikes this nice sell for much less. with the 50th stuff.

It's just going to take a long time to sell. The market gets smaller, the higher the asking price.

I'll agree with Bill, marketing is going to be a lot in this sale!
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Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
I think 3k is high - 3k bikes live in very rarefied vintage bike air. It is very nicely equipped and the right color, so 2k+ wouldn't surprise me at all.
I guess one way to gauge it would be to watch the 50th group on ebay right now, then conjure up what the frame set would sell for.

You are correct though, sometimes the market is very perplexing. There was a '74 Clonago Super on ebay a short while ago in a nice color, that intense blue and it ony climbed to just over $1,200. the buy it now was $1,800?

So it goes. Maybe I will avoid ebay for a while and read the just released Kurt Vonnegut biography.
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Thanks for all the comments. I am not in a hurry (and actually may decide to keep it for a while longer), so I figure I will test the waters on CL initially.

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remember the 50th anniv group only goes over 2k if its in the box with the card. on bikes...its a different story..im thinking 2k for that bike would be a very good price to get. i cant see it going for more than that. frame and fork maybe 500.00 and the group without a box maybe 1500 tops....so.....my wager is that 1500-2000.00 is what you can count on getting...best of luck great looking bike
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