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Old 05-10-15, 01:14 PM
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> Those are odd tension adjusters.

They are actually Gran Sport (or maybe Valentino) shift levers. I'm not sure if there is any difference between GS and NR shift levers other than the tension knobs.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK
That gets me wondering... Was my Colnago actually brazed together by Ernesto Colnago?

And before you say that it is impossible, it does date back to the first 2 years of the production Colnago frames. Colnago Super probably from 1968 or 1969.
I would say it is extraordinarily unlikely.

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Old 05-10-15, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
I would say it is extraordinarily unlikely.

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Interesting chain. With the conclusion that nobody really knows.

Bike Friday is local, and put out a few bikes a day, I think. Anyway, I have no doubt that a couple of individuals are instrumental in the production of every frame, but they do have a few dozen employees now. Early in their history, it may have been a single builder with staff members helping.

Anyway, the Colnago history seems to be a bit sparse for the early years. 1968/1969 seems to be a major transitional biennial period for the production of the Colnago Super bikes, and the transition from a small shop with "Mechanic" Ernesto to "CEO Ernesto". So, if one had a pre-1967 Colnago (that could be verified), it is quite possible that it was made by Ernesto. However, perhaps they got more into the assembly line production by 1968. How many were made in the 68/69 period?

So many of the brands that we hear about really were made as assembly line bikes.
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Also available in blue. Bike comes free with $80 saddle. Or something..guys 10 speed
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Originally Posted by servalan73
Also available in blue. Bike comes free with $80 saddle. Or something..guys 10 speed
That is a lot of blue.
Does the blue chain cost extra?

It looks like it was a fairly nice bike before being massacred.
It still would make a nice $80 commuter.

I would certainly check the serial number with various stolen bike registries.
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Never seen fake wood on a bike before. The real shame is that the asking price is pretty reasonable and there appears to be a decent bike underneath that horror show.

Beautiful vintage Swiss racing bike
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Originally Posted by leegf
Never seen fake wood on a bike before. The real shame is that the asking price is pretty reasonable and there appears to be a decent bike underneath that horror show.

Beautiful vintage Swiss racing bike


I think they've done a very nice job, and it may be all hand painted, no decals.

The frame, however, has pressed steel dropouts, and the famous "claw". So, it is a nice frame, but probably not a cutting edge "racing bike".

I certainly wouldn't plan on stripping it.
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I think it looks really cool, and it's a good price, especially considering the vintage leather saddle, which if you don't like it you could probably eBay for $75-100.
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Uhhh... Ohhhh.....

THIEF! I Challenge you to a duel!!! - $200 (anywhere!)


You know who you are! You know what you've done! May the Gods from the heights of Mount Olympus to the depths of Hades hear my challenge now! You know where I live, obviously. You stole my mighty stallion when I was brushing my teeth like some sort of morning Hamburglar! Now I must brush my teeth with the vigilance of a thousand Arctic Foxes. Come back and let's settle this like the gentleman seed of our holy Roman ancestors (sorry if you're another race.. it was the first thing that came to my mind). I challenge you to a duel of epic proportions, no questions asked, winner takes all!! If I lose, I shall succumb my heavenly steed and crown you king of the ass clowns. If I win, you shall surrender my belongings, and experience the wrath of something liken to the spawn of what happened that time the Balrog and Gandolf fell into the abyss. I will crush you with the force of a thousand three toed sloths, and make a lovely set of doilies from the remains. SPEAK NOW COWARD! OR FOREVER FEEL SHAME!! FEEEEEEEEL SSSHHHHAAAAAAAAMMEEE!!!!

But really, give me my bike back. This is what it looks like (the green one). Univega. Green. Smaller Frame. Given to me by my grandfather.
I'll take it back no questions asked, or give a $200 reward to the person that leads me to the thief so I can deliver a pile driver. Hell, I won't even take the bike back if you can tell me who took it. I'll give you the bike and the reward.
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Originally Posted by servalan73
Also available in blue. Bike comes free with $80 saddle. Or something..guys 10 speed
Great bike as long as you don't try to turn in corners.
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Sick Nasty Bicycle

Were you dreaming of a bicycle last night?
Maybe you were pedaling your heart out down a street with an extra terrestrial concealed under a blanket in the basket attached to the front when you suddenly took flight?

Unfortunately, this bike does not have a basket on the front for aliens, but it is the closest I have ever been to magically flying through the night sky.
The chain is a bit rusted so EVERY ride is a guaranteed quad workout. I ate so much garbage last year, but I LOST weight because I pedaled this little struggle bicycle all over.

Asking $20, but I will also accept a well written essay (minimum 200 words) on why you deserve this bicycle. Essays can and should be emailed, feel free to call/text any further inquiries.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
They are actually Gran Sport (or maybe Valentino) shift levers. I'm not sure if there is any difference between GS and NR shift levers other than the tension knobs.
Yes, there are several differences, and none of the parts are interchangeable:

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Schwinn Varsity at 10 bucks a pound.

bicycle - $450 (manorville)

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Not Craigslist, but you can pick this one up at the local Goodwill Store.

The price isn't bad... considering... $10

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Cannondale road

"all it needs is the bearing in the rear freewheel see pic i miss placed the bearing somewhere and can't find it."
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Cannondale road

"all it needs is the bearing in the rear freewheel see pic i miss placed the bearing somewhere and can't find it."
Hmmm... so he too apart the freewheel and lost half of it? And now thinks one can just buy half of a freewheel body?

I am always amazed that a person will have what would be a nice bike, but don't go the extra step to buy the $20 part they need to get the bike 99% working.
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Hmmm... so he too apart the freewheel and lost half of it? And now thinks one can just buy half of a freewheel body?

I am always amazed that a person will have what would be a nice bike, but don't go the extra step to buy the $20 part they need to get the bike 99% working.
i went on a 27' wheel buying spree a few months ago and have probably half a dozen freewheels. I can't imagine the supply at a co-op.
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The seller's located in Stockton. It makes perfect sense when you take that into account.
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Tip for flippers

Copy from local CL ad (have seen this line of reasoning before)

"1960s SCHWINN TORNADO BICYCLE. ASKING $100 (obo). BIKE RIDES WELL, EVERYTHING WORKS AS INTENDED. BIKE HAS IT'S SHARE OF DINGS/SCRATCHES BUT THAT ONLY ADDS TO IT'S CHARM. COME BY AND RIDE IT HOME."

OK flippers.....get busy denting that Paramount, sledge that vintage Pug, and stomp on that Colnago.....it only addds to its charm and will get your bike sold much quicker and for a higher price. Oh, I forgot to mention to use all caps in your description.
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I'm going to assume "The Mummy" ("The Mummy's 10 speed bike" ex cond) has been posted here before....


"This bike is in excellent condition. It does not need any tuning or any work at all. Lots of care is put into maintaining his bike with out destroying that look and the patina of the look. The look is given intentionally to make it look like it is 1000 years old. It looks like it is unridable but in actuality it rides very well and is very fast. It is not a low-key bike because it draw so much attention that that bike looks so rundown. In the last pictures you'll see the work in progress of cleaning out the ball bearings of the hubs and regreasing with the latest high-technology synthetic low resistance grease. This is ideal for the rider that is 5 feet to 5 feet five.and can appreciate the art put into this Gitane. 48cm frame. The components are mostly SunTour and Campagnolo shifters. With a keen on you can see that this bike is well-maintained if you know where to look. But from the average bike fixer he will say this bike do not even have any usable parts. You can just use a naked bare chain to lock this bike on Valentia Street you can be sure that people will look and do not want to touch it because it looks like it is so rundown dirty and rusted!"
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I watch all sorts of stuff on eBay, much of it with no immediate intention of bidding on. Sometimes I think the price is too high, and wait to see if it goes unsold and the seller lowers the price. Such was the case for a Garlatti. I saw it pop up on a "new" list and thought, "hmmm... wasn't he asking less before?" Sure enough, here's part of the relist email:



He's still asking a fairly high price for shipping. Not sure quite what he's thinking.
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Maybe he later plans to lower it to 275 for a "sale" and didn't know watchers would see it this way?
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Maybe he later plans to lower it to 275 for a "sale" and didn't know watchers would see it this way?
That's a good thought. If it didn't sell at $275, maybe it won't sell at $350 either. We'll see what he does on the third try.
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The seller's located in Stockton. It makes perfect sense when you take that into account.
I am not sure what living in a particular city has to do with it....will you please clarify?
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Originally Posted by jmeb
I'm going to assume "The Mummy" ("The Mummy's 10 speed bike" ex cond) has been posted here before....


"This bike is in excellent condition. It does not need any tuning or any work at all. Lots of care is put into maintaining his bike with out destroying that look and the patina of the look. The look is given intentionally to make it look like it is 1000 years old. It looks like it is unridable but in actuality it rides very well and is very fast. It is not a low-key bike because it draw so much attention that that bike looks so rundown. In the last pictures you'll see the work in progress of cleaning out the ball bearings of the hubs and regreasing with the latest high-technology synthetic low resistance grease. This is ideal for the rider that is 5 feet to 5 feet five.and can appreciate the art put into this Gitane. 48cm frame. The components are mostly SunTour and Campagnolo shifters. With a keen on you can see that this bike is well-maintained if you know where to look. But from the average bike fixer he will say this bike do not even have any usable parts. You can just use a naked bare chain to lock this bike on Valentia Street you can be sure that people will look and do not want to touch it because it looks like it is so rundown dirty and rusted!"
If that bike is truly in good shape, that's an excellent disguise.
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