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Old 04-24-11, 10:35 PM
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Well I bought the Nago...

Well it seemed real enough to me. Looks like the frame was pretty rusty before and has gone through lots of touch up. I thoroughly checked it for any collision damage and didn't find any.

However, I am having some buyer's remorse and am not sure if I want it. Part of me wanted it just because it was a flashy miami-vice Colnago, but part of me didn't want to drop $300 on it + whatever I am going to spend for parts (although I have most).

Decisions, decisions. Here are some pics:






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Old 04-24-11, 10:43 PM
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I love colnago's, but hate that they have a sticker badge.... it just kills the classy-ness of their designs.


I just don't get it, they have great looking / nicely crafted frames and pop a sticker on the front.
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Old 04-25-11, 12:53 AM
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hey did you get that frame from hamilton, or in toronto?, i saw one listed like that just last week....
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Old 04-25-11, 01:08 AM
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$300 is probably not a terrible deal, but it's close to top dollar IMO.

is that suppose to be the original fork? i'd be shocked if it were.
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Old 04-25-11, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by shnibop View Post
is that suppose to be the original fork? i'd be shocked if it were.
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Old 04-25-11, 09:23 AM
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I would pick it up off you if it is around a 53cm. I would want to see some more pictures of the rust though..
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Old 04-25-11, 09:36 AM
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Old 04-25-11, 10:30 AM
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Not the original fork obviously. I know. -_-
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Old 04-25-11, 10:36 AM
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I know it's sacraligious but why not just strip it down and sand down the rust on the chrome on the tubes and paint it. I mean you already seem unhappy with your purchase. You could pick up a decal kit from JR at Velocals.com for like $40 and have something you like. I think it's a cool frame and looks to have some heavy rust on the top tube but nothing to cure able. Just my .02
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Old 04-25-11, 10:46 AM
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I like it. Don't be afraid to ride the thing now that you have it.
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Old 04-25-11, 11:16 AM
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I know that it can be restored, but I was looking for a nice steel frame for training rides that I wouldn't spend a fortune on. I thought about sanding and powder coating, but as a student, I don't think it's very practical for me.
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build it up and ride it and see how you like it before you put any money into a restoration project. I like the colours, I think it would look great with alloy components on it.
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Originally Posted by Puget Pounder View Post
I know that it can be restored, but I was looking for a nice steel frame for training rides that I wouldn't spend a fortune on. I thought about sanding and powder coating, but as a student, I don't think it's very practical for me.
Ride the hell out of it, exactly as it is. That'll be a great bike for training rides. As long as the fork is a good match to the original, you now have the ride of a Colnago without the fear of damaging it by exposing it to rain, gravel, etc.

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Build it, ride, then think about what you want to do with it. That is the approach I am taking with mine, and I have had it 2 years! BTW, I really enjoy mine. So it isn't perfect, neither am I!
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Dude, you have no excuse not to build it up. I know UW's bike shop is really helpful and they have bins of stuff they'll sell dirt cheap. Got a lot of help redoing parts of my colnago there. I think Max is still the manager there.
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+ whatever on the fork. interesting paint.
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Interesting description: Miami-vice Colnago. I find it interesting how everyone seems to relate or link things to their past. Was it the colours that you linked to Miami-vice or was it the Colnago itself?

I do like it by the way. I always wanted a Colnago when I was younger but couldn't afford one until I reached my 30's. I think you should get it going with whatever parts that are available and then think about tailoring it to your liking. People either like or dislike Colnagos because of their aesthetics but they all seem to ride nicely for the average proportioned person.

Good riding,

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Originally Posted by bibliobob View Post
Ride the hell out of it, exactly as it is. That'll be a great bike for training rides. As long as the fork is a good match to the original, you now have the ride of a Colnago without the fear of damaging it by exposing it to rain, gravel, etc.
Totally. I love the idea of a nice bike that fits, rides and looks awesome, that isn't so fancy that you worry about it a lot. Sixtyfiver's Ron Cooper seems to be a good example of this; a bike that can be used like a bike. You never intentionally abuse it, but you don't have to fret if it starts raining during an epic ride, you can take unpaved trail 'shortcuts' on a whim, and if one of your friends knocks it over when you are lunching during a group ride, you may be upset, but you don't necessarily feel the compulsion to maim him for disrespecting your precious.
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Dude, you have no excuse not to build it up. I know UW's bike shop is really helpful and they have bins of stuff they'll sell dirt cheap. Got a lot of help redoing parts of my colnago there. I think Max is still the manager there.
I use to spend too much time in that shop. Max is a bud of mine.

I guess I do have all the parts for it except for the seatpost, BB, and headset. I've got a 600 tricolor grouppo + ultegra/open pro wheels waiting for a build. Maybe this is it...

What bums me out is that the seatpost seems to be a 27.0 or 26.8 size. Which eliminates any of the higher end columbus tubing. The columbus decal says "Super '91". Any insights?

You're all enablers.

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If you didn't already, just build it & ride it before doing anything else. As a minimum you will have a rather unique frame that probably rides really nicely, especially if you use modern brakes & brifters but even if you set it up with downtube shifters that will still let you get a feel for how it rides. But mostly just enjoy the ride for a while before deciding on a repaint or a sell off. Post some pics when it's built.

I'm building my other Pinarello (a older cousin to my blue one you've seen) to try her out as a ss/fg. If i don't like it then will either sell her or the blue one (after swapping over components) depending on which ride i prefer. i've got too many bikes crowding my apartment anyway.
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Originally Posted by rat fink View Post
Totally. I love the idea of a nice bike that fits, rides and looks awesome, that isn't so fancy that you worry about it a lot. Sixtyfiver's Ron Cooper seems to be a good example of this; a bike that can be used like a bike. You never intentionally abuse it, but you don't have to fret if it starts raining during an epic ride, you can take unpaved trail 'shortcuts' on a whim, and if one of your friends knocks it over when you are lunching during a group ride, you may be upset, but you don't necessarily feel the compulsion to maim him for disrespecting your precious.


If you knocked over my Cooper you might lose a limb...

This is my precioussss...


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