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Old 06-08-10, 04:17 PM
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help identify this possible fake colnago

came across this frame claming to be colnago yesterday, though i am very doubdtful. Regaurdless of whether or not it is, the lug work is nice and im 99% sure its one form or another of columbus due to the rear dropouts being stamped columbus. It has colnago stickers but appears to be a respray and the millings are all heart or spade like in shape. there is no club cut out on the bb housing. no serial or brand millings on the frame. Any input would be helpful and interesting. cheers.





















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Old 06-08-10, 04:18 PM
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Old 06-08-10, 04:38 PM
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^ This makes me think it was involved in a crash, I'm not sure if I'd ride it...
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Old 06-08-10, 04:43 PM
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i thought the same thing, though it does appear on closer examination to be just the paint lifiting, possibly due to a bad spray. i got it for dirt cheap, it came with a 600 group and a set of mavic open 4s so im not complaining. will possible use the components for another build.
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Not a Colnago, looks like quite a few bikes from small Italian builders I have seen over the years. I have a Spezzotto with similar details, maybe your bike is a contract built Bilatto?

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Old 06-08-10, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by charlesv View Post
i thought the same thing, though it does appear on closer examination to be just the paint lifiting, possibly due to a bad spray. i got it for dirt cheap, it came with a 600 group and a set of mavic open 4s so im not complaining. will possible use the components for another build.
It looks like it has been repainted over the original blue paint that you can see on parts of the dropouts. I think that lift in the paint is probably just due to a poor paint job or the fact that there may have been some corrosion under the original paint. Just check to make sure everything is straight and see if it is a paint bubble or actual damage to the tubes
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Old 06-09-10, 08:37 AM
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^ This makes me think it was involved in a crash, I'm not sure if I'd ride it...
Two cracks there, along with the pic of the DT just before the BB leads me to the same crash thought.
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Old 06-09-10, 09:16 AM
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I don't know about the crash theory, but it does look like the down tube is cracked in two places
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This frame looks almost identical to my (original owner) Riggio/Viner except for two things:

1- The bottom bracket on mine is solid and has no holes and, 2- The drop outs on my are Campy, not Columbus.

Almost the same (underneath) cobalt blue color. Same rear brake, same curvy triangular cutouts on the lugs. Also, no serial number.

I am assuming no fork, right?
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