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Old 12-30-19, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by jeirvine
Price keeps dropping on this Colnago in DC. Now $400, which seems like a deal to me:

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...047005133.html

Where are all the 400.00 Colnagos in size 50-53 in Los Angles?
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Originally Posted by merziac
Mike makes a good point, PM the OP and ask for help too.
Seller bumped the price to $600.
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
It is such a mash up of parts that it would take a complete re-start to build it back up correctly, but yes worth about $400. Smiles, MH

And what would be correct? Is there some rule that I am unaware of that every Colnago must have a complete matching Super Record or C-Record group? What if this how the original owner built up after pumping gas all winter to earn the money to buy the frame and some parts better than what was on his Schwinn Traveler?

I'd change the saddle and brake levers to something more comfortable to my taste and feel and leave the rest alone.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
And what would be correct? Is there some rule that I am unaware of that every Colnago must have a complete matching Super Record or C-Record group?
Stop me if you've heard this before. (I'm pretty sure I've told this story a couple times, but can't find any mention of it in my searches.)

While preparing for vacay in the Tampa, Florida area in 2015, I checked out the local CL and stumbled on a 1973 Colnago in my size. It was owned by the seller's father-in-law, a former airline pilot from Munich who had retired in the (I think) Naples area. It was full Dura-Ace, though by the time I got down to see it, the seller (knowing nothing about bikes) had completely disassembled it, even to the point of unlacing the wheels. I think he thought that a) that was the best way to clean it, and b) felt he'd get more for the bike parted out. I wound up not buying it, mostly because I felt a slight ripple under the top tube. It probably wouldn't have been an issue, but I'd already bought one frame with undisclosed front-end damage requiring fork straightening and eventual rechroming, so I was a bit leery of buying another.

At any rate, we talked for awhile, and the guy told me he'd gotten all sorts of hate mail from people basically saying he was lying that the bike had come with Dura-Ace components. Colnagos were always full Campy. Poor guy. As it turns out, the guy's father-in-law bought the bike from Sigi Renz's shop in Munich. Sigi told him that the D-A components were every bit as good as Campagnolo at half the price, so that's how he had the bike outfitted.

Of course, I now wish I'd taken the plunge on that bike.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
And what would be correct? Is there some rule that I am unaware of that every Colnago must have a complete matching Super Record or C-Record group? ...
Originally Posted by Mad Honk
Bianchigirll,
I guess you are right. I m not a big fan of Shimano equipment. ...
I think you two must be discussing different bikes. I can't find any Shimano equipment on the Colnago.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
I think you two must be discussing different bikes. I can't find any Shimano equipment on the Colnago.
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I was talking about the white one with the Campi RD, GipMe cranks and Modolo brakes
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Originally Posted by NoControl
Seller bumped the price to $600.
I only saw it at $600 and while maybe not a bargain these are very rare.

If it were my size, I would drive from PDX if I had to, this is one you may never get a chance at ever again.

I would gladly pony up for this.
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Originally Posted by merziac
I only saw it at $600 and while maybe not a bargain these are very rare.

If it were my size, I would drive from PDX if I had to, this is one you may never get a chance at ever again.

I would gladly pony up for this.
I hope one of the C&V-ers here will score it. It certainly deserves a good home.
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This looks interesting:
https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/d...047137854.html

I'm not familiar with the frame maker, but Dura Ace components
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Originally Posted by jeirvine
Price keeps dropping on this Colnago in DC. Now $400...
Just a few years ago, Bridgestone 400s were going for $400 in DC...

The times, they are a'changin'.
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R&E Cycles (Angel Rodriguez and Glenn Erickson)

Wow, that's a steal. Not my size, thankfully - if it were local I'd probably try to make it fit anyway.

Originally Posted by oldtrekguy
This looks interesting:
https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/d...047137854.html

I'm not familiar with the frame maker, but Dura Ace components
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
I was talking about the white one with the Campi RD, GipMe cranks and Modolo brakes
I just took a break from this thread to check my university e-mail. Got one from a friend telling me her husband of 35 years had gotten up went outside to smoke and dropped dead. Kind of not a good thing to hear about a friend. It puts some perspective on whether my opinion of a bike that I won't ever own is worth kvetching about. I'm out of this one. MH
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
I just took a break from this thread to check my university e-mail. Got one from a friend telling me her husband of 35 years had gotten up went outside to smoke and dropped dead. Kind of not a good thing to hear about a friend. It puts some perspective on whether my opinion of a bike that I won't ever own is worth kvetching about. I'm out of this one. MH
Sorry to hear about it. Sort of puts perspective on life in general, eh?
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Originally Posted by CO_Hoya
R&E Cycles (Angel Rodriguez and Glenn Erickson)

Wow, that's a steal. Not my size, thankfully - if it were local I'd probably try to make it fit anyway.
I'm always dumbfounded by stuff like this that fly's under the radar, it's like we can't believe our eyes.

These guys have been doing it as or more right than any other for a long time.

Their work is stunning and impeccable as the day is long.
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Originally Posted by oldtrekguy
This looks interesting:
https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/d...047137854.html

I'm not familiar with the frame maker, but Dura Ace components
This one looks very nice, and happens to be my size, but my cash is earmarked for other things. I looked Rodriguez up, and they are custom builds.
Oh to be rich.
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There have been two nice Rodriguez bikes here in Seattle that don't sell under $500, so that pretty blue one in Spokane might hang there a while.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
There have been two nice Rodriguez bikes here in Seattle that don't sell under $500, so that pretty blue one in Spokane might hang there a while.
Which is a damn shame, many will spend 1000's on cookie cutter, latest, whiz bang crap never knowing what a gift these are, especially at bargain basement prices.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Which is a damn shame, many will spend 1000's on cookie cutter, latest, whiz bang crap never knowing what a gift these are, especially at bargain basement prices.
Tell me about it. If I could just clone myself already, I'd have a Rodriguez (and Davidson) in each of my homes.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Tell me about it. If I could just clone myself already, I'd have a Rodriguez (and Davidson) in each of my homes.
Amen

The whole thing is crazy. I took 2 Merz's and the 58 Paramount to the show in Anacortes where several people saw the Merz's that did not know who he was but instantly knew what they were looking at being very savvy C+V bike folk that couldn't believe they didn't know who he was.

Either way I always get a ton of positive response whenever I display them.

Again, they speak for themselves when you look at them as do Davidson, Ercikson, Rodriguez, Thompson, Ahearne, Pereira, DeSalvo, Igleheart, Lyon, Kamzelski, Anderson and so many others

There was one guy who was a huge fan like me, had only ever seen 1 other before and couldn't believe he was seeing 2 at the same time, he commented "I would have driven all the way here just to see these", I don't think he came that far but he was thrilled.

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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Tell me about it. If I could just clone myself already, I'd have a Rodriguez (and Davidson) in each of my homes.
Have Davidson; can confirm.
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Poor prologue

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Sad, but a good deal.
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
I just took a break from this thread to check my university e-mail. Got one from a friend telling me her husband of 35 years had gotten up went outside to smoke and dropped dead. Kind of not a good thing to hear about a friend. It puts some perspective on whether my opinion of a bike that I won't ever own is worth kvetching about. I'm out of this one. MH

I am very sorry to hear about your friend
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Paging scozim - only BFer I can think of that lives out that way. Boy that’s a nice bike - yellow Turbo to boot!

Originally Posted by oldtrekguy
This looks interesting:
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I'm not familiar with the frame maker, but Dura Ace components
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