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Were the downtube bosses brazed onto the Colnago aftermarket?

Old 06-02-10, 08:13 PM
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Were the downtube bosses brazed onto the Colnago aftermarket?

All signs indicate this Colnago is a 70s model, and its has been repainted. Would it have come with downtube bosses, or were these most likely brazed on afterwards? The owner seems to have appreciated downtube shifters, because I picked up a few bikes that belonged to him, and some had downtube shifters when they would have originally had barends.

Also, I'm planning to sell it so any ideas on value in as is condition would be appreciated. Trying to figure out where to set the staring bid on ebay.





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brased on shifter bosses would be part of the deal with that frame, club and text fork crown and no cut out upper head lug. Best guess from the images, 1976 to 1978
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Just so I get you right, that means the bosses would be original? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by krems81 View Post
Just so I get you right, that means the bosses would be original? Thanks.
Yes, that's what repechage is saying, the bosses are original.

If you want valuation, there's a separate section of the forum for that.
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The lack of decals and repaint knock the value down quite a bit. And you will probably get asked what is the tubing type and grade. The fork steering tube could be marked.

I would take any/all extras off the frame first, like the crankset, DT shifters, and headset. I would probably leave the BB on it. Given the lack of originality, not sure this frame will go for much. But all it takes is two bidders to drive it up.
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The lack of decals and repaint knock the value down quite a bit. And you will probably get asked what is the tubing type and grade. The fork steering tube could be marked.
They were made from Italian gas pipe. remove the bottom bracket and feel around for the nails holding it together. There is some truth to the prior statement and some not.
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My money's on Tange No. 7. Or Chanel No. 5.
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