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Any info on a Colnago Sport?

Old 06-15-05, 01:43 PM
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Any info on a Colnago Sport?

This looks like an '80s bike, but I wonder if there is any more info you folks can give me on this bike? Thanks.
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Go here:

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/ and drill into the catalogs. The Colnago Sport is featured in there somewhere. I can't really tell by the pic's, but this looks like a noColnago to me. I don't recall ever seeing a seat tube cluster like this, or safety levers for that matter. The fork should say colnago with a clover on the tops of the fork crown, the bottom bracket should have a clover cutout, and depending on the year and model it should say colnago on the seat stay caps. The sport was a lower end Colnago, though, so maybe I'm just full of it. Match it with the Bulgier catalogs...
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I'm a little skeptical as well but someone may have swapped in the levers for the sake of "safety." Colnago decals are pretty common on eBay. Ernesto has never been shy about puting his name on his bikes. Look for engraving on fork crowns and seat stay caps as well as head lugs.


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Old 06-16-05, 09:18 AM
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Great info guys, thanks. I was a bit skeptical myself because I couldn't find a single clover on it and I looked everywhere you mentioned. The bike was so light and it had one of those "Made in Italy" stickers on it, I was hoping against hope that this was somehow a lower end Colnago or something. Didn't Colnago make some cheaper frames in Mexico, back in the 1970s? Thanks again guys.
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yes it is a Colnago. I believe that they were
a price point build made for the US market.
There was some discussion on CR list but not alot.

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okay, I really can't see. Does the seatstay terminate beside the headlug or behind it? I couldn't find a picture of the sport when I scanned the catalogs. Here is a picture of the Export, which fits the same category (unembossed). The fork, though, is badged on the export...

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Hrm, I cannot recall where the seatstay terminated, but that does look very similar to the bike that I saw. What about the group, the closest I can remember is that it is Giembi or something similar to that, a very Italian-sounding name. Can that give us a clue? Thanks for all the input guys
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Old 06-16-05, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by lotek
yes it is a Colnago. I believe that they were
a price point build made for the US market.
There was some discussion on CR list but not alot.

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Hrm, I am not sure what CR list is, but could you please post a link to it? Thanks.
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I have a Colnago Sport with Gipieme components and no safety levers in the same colour as yours--chrome fork.

Here on the east coast of Canada, I know which shop sold them locally.
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Originally Posted by myxbyx
I have a Colnago Sport with Gipieme components and no safety levers in the same colour as yours--chrome fork.

Here on the east coast of Canada, I know which shop sold them locally.
Wow, that is great, those are the components on this bike. So, it really is a Colnago? There don't appear to be any clovers on it, but the frame is super light so I figured it might be the real deal. When did you buy yours? Was it a lower market bicycle? Thanks.
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colnago sport? help!

Hi,
I have just joined the forum as a result of doing a google on Colnago sport, which I bought 2nd hand from a colleage in 1996. Its made by Velosport but everything on it says colnago. The frame is red with chrome forks ( rusted),The saddle is colnago and is suade, the front gears are 52 and 42 campagnola, pedals are ofmega,wheel release levers are miche.

The frame is steel with the colnago panted on, but I cannot find a frame no. although the seat post has 3111 on it.

I have just joined this forum and live in Epsom, UK

any ideas of the bikes value/authenticity etc. any help very welcome
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Hi ackers. Well, I still have my Colnago Sport and I ride is all the time, it is a very good ride. In the three years since I started this thread I have found out a couple of things about the Colnago Sport. A bike collector here in Toronto told me that he'd understood that Colnago contracted Benotto to make bikes for them in Mexico. Colnago was having a hard time keeping up with demand for their bikes due to their shop being small and, back then, the world was a lot smaller too so shipping to the North American market wasn't as easy as it is today. Unless you are in Mexico, of course.

It is well-known that Benotto made other bikes for other companies in Mexico, so I don't see this idea as being too far-fetched.

I cannot tell you how valuable it is, that all depends on the market you are in. There was an ebay auction for one about a year ago and it hit $350 or so but then there was another ebay auction within the past 6 months where one sold for under $200----admittedly, the more recent one had terrible photos and description.

The bike is made of Columbus Aelle tubing which isn't the greatest offering from Columbus but it is far from the worst, I like the way mine handles a lot. The geometry is very tight and race-like, I have no doubt that it is the same geometry as one of the higher-end Colnago racing bikes, maybe a Special, it is hard to tell.

So, for the record, I would say that it is an authentic Colnago-designed bike built by another very good cycling company, possibly in Mexico, made out of mid-range Italian steel. See? It is as clear as mud
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colnago sport

thats great thanks. I have been looking for a company called velosport. I may ask Colnago directly.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
I have no doubt that it is the same geometry as one of the higher-end Colnago racing bikes, maybe a Special, it is hard to tell.
What is a Colnago "Special?"
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