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My COLNAGO bike (Real or Fake?)

Old 07-18-17, 01:52 PM
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My COLNAGO bike (Real or Fake?)

Hey gang, per some suggestions in another thread, I'm posting here to see if I could get some concrete info on a bike I just purchased. It's a Colnago but I don't know enough about the brand and how to spot a fake or the real deal.

Looks like "Colnago" are decals but it does also have the Colnago logo and name actually in the metal.

Pics below if anyone wants to help me play detective. Thanks so much for your time!
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Old 07-18-17, 02:09 PM
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I think it is the real deal an '89 'Mountain Master Deore XT SIS". Can you post some more pics of the frame? Especially that tubing decal. Is the tubing round?
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More Calnago pics

Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I think it is the real deal an '89 'Mountain Master Deore XT SIS". Can you post some more pics of the frame? Especially that tubing decal. Is the tubing round?
Here's some more pics. The tubing frame has roughly four flat sides (not round)
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Old 07-18-17, 03:22 PM
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Just realized there's a totally separate classic/vintage appraisal forum. I'll continue this there!
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Old 07-18-17, 03:25 PM
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That is a cool bike and from my position of almost no knowledge of Colnago mountain bikes would guess that is real and real collectible.
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The Colnago looks like a road bike converted to a mtb. Most mtb bikes have sloping top tube, and should be shorter(stand over height)for off road, if you have enough distance between your crouch and the top tube (about 2") is should be ok. Still a nice bike!
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The rear frame triangle and chain stay brake mounting say it was made as a MTB. Something I've never seen before, so I'll have to plead ignorance.
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Originally Posted by gioscinelli View Post
The Colnago looks like a road bike converted to a mtb. Most mtb bikes have sloping top tube, and should be shorter(stand over height)for off road, if you have enough distance between your crouch and the top tube (about 2") is should be ok. Still a nice bike!
MYBs didn't all have sloping toptubes until about the mid '90s, just the smaller frames.
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Wow, well that's something you don't see everyday. That's a really neat bike. What's the plan for it?
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
What happened to my post? I thought I posted earlier that while the colors aren't the same as shown it seems to a dead ringer for a '89 Mountain Master XT SIS, it even still has the funky seatpost.
Photobucket probably took your text, watch for your speedometer, its coming soon.

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I seriously doubt that's a "converted" road bike. Road bike would have caliper brake drillings. This definitely looks like an early Colnago mountain bike... something I know nothing about!
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Wow, well that's something you don't see everyday. That's a really neat bike. What's the plan for it?
The overall plan is selling it to anyone seriously interested! Really glad I came across this site, needed more info on this one
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Looks like it could be either of these from Colnago's 1988 catalog. Note the fork crown, paint details and even the oval logo in front of "Colnago" on the down tube. On the OP's it says "Mounty", funny, but maybe that is what we're seeing in the catalog pics.

https://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Cat...nago-88/19.jpg

https://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Cat...nago-88/20.jpg

Check along the top tube - heck, all the tubes - and see if you can find a Gilco Design S4 decal denoting the tubing. But based upon what I'm seeing, it appears to around 1985-1988.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Looks like it could be either of these from Colnago's 1988 catalog. Note the fork crown, paint details and even the oval logo in front of "Colnago" on the down tube. On the OP's it says "Mounty", funny, but maybe that is what we're seeing in the catalog pics.

https://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Cat...nago-88/19.jpg

https://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Cat...nago-88/20.jpg

Check along the top tube - heck, all the tubes - and see if you can find a Gilco Design S4 decal denoting the tubing. But based upon what I'm seeing, it appears to around 1985-1988.

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I couldn't get my pic of the catalog to post. I love that red one!!
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