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Old 05-24-22, 10:09 AM
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This is a long thread so i might have posted mine before -- IT was purchased from another forum member who restored it lovingly perhaps 6 years ago?

Sadly i stalled out on it at that rear cassette - I dont like corn on the cob and just havent made sourcing one with broader gears a priority, but i should get it out and let it enjoy the sunlight again soon -----

I dont spend a ton of time riding road anymore -- mostly i hit the mountain bike trails - and the rare occasion i do spin some road miles, i usually just grab my dirty Litespeed which is always by the door in my garage like a faithful partner --- but as mentioned - i should get this one outside soon


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That's a real beauty. DMC707
It's hard not to stare....
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Originally Posted by QuikRick
That's a real beauty. DMC707
It's hard not to stare....

Thanks ! Ive promised myself to get it out this weekend --- the next pictures i post of this one will be outside during the course of a ride
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This Colnago Classic turned out pretty good, a few surprises after I got it home. Woke up early Friday morning to drive 2 hours to get batteries for our golf cart. While waiting for my wife I clicked on Marketplace. This Colnago was listed at a price so low I thought it was a scam. I ignored it for about 20 seconds and went back to it. I went ahead and sent a message, 5 minutes later I got a reply saying it was her dads and she gave me a phone number. I talked to the seller and he confirmed he had it and I was the only caller. Once I got there I asked about the low price, he told me he got a good deal and couldn’t ride it anymore due to health. While stripping it down, the seat binder bolt was stripped and had to be cut out. One water bottle cage bolt was stripped at the Allen key head and took some work to remove. Last but not least the drive side dropout was bent at the opening. I used a 1” box end wrench to slowly bend it back resulting in getting the wrench stuck and had to cut the wrench off. After aligning the dropout and derailleur hanger I finished the bike. I listed the bike for sale, not really wanting to keep it. Until I rode it, I quickly changed my mind.

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1972 Colnago Super, unrestored original paint show bike with chrome lugs, milled stem and Merckx-style drilled chainring. This was the precursor to what became pantografata.





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‘03 Master Extra Light / Art Decor, before I switched in the Precisa fork. Double century bike, even on that carbon ass hatchet.

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Originally Posted by BlueDevil63
Drool! Does anyone have an Arabesque? My greatest Ebay regret is early on in my bike obsession there was an Arabesque with a 6 arm crank and full panto everything on Ebay. It was a bit rough but an Arabesque with a 6 arm crank! I didn't really understand the value of the bike and it went for $1595. Not that there may not have been a bidder out there ready to go much higher but I think it was a steal. Wish I had at least seen how far the other bidder was willing to go.
HI, Yes i have one Colnago Arabesque, but I have a sad story to tell....I bought one in 2019...which was my only option (the "new" relaunched modles) as I need a size 60cm, which is a bit rare to find an original old stock
...I have never found something I could afford on my size for a vintage original Arabesque.... The bad news is that the frame got fractured 4 months ago. I tried to claim a replacement or repair from Colnago and they did not wanted to reply or comments as it was more than 3no years from purchase... I went to a professional steel frame builder for a welding repair...She tried twice to weld the crack (in the chainstay) and it appeared again and again. She also found another crack near the headset and multiple welding errors in the lugs, which is unfortunate for a Colnago. Apparently, the combination of lugs storage (more than 30 years) and the frame being overheated when build, result in my steel Colnago frame to be unusable. Has anyone experiences something similar in the new Colnago Masters or Arabesques that were relaunched?
I paid around 2500 euros for the frame....
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I love this thread! My ‘75 Super is still providing happy miles of smiles. This is from last Sunday’s foggy ride to Ventura Harbor . A few additions since last pic on this thread , going Panto!

Pantograph chainrings , shifters ( I know you can’t see them but they are there) , and most recent , stem
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I think it's now 17 pages of Colnago bling and I still enjoy re-visiting this thread from time to time. Which leads me to contemplate just how many Colnago's have been built since Ernesto's first frame? And.....how many are still around? I would guess that there is still a relatively high percentage of Colnago frames still surviving from the day they were built.

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Picked up this Master Extra Light last year. A bit small for me but still great riding and plenty fast.






I've also got a C40 and a CT1 from the same era. I'm beginning to believe that Colnago really does deserve it's rep as all of them are superb riders. The C40 rivals my best steel bikes for ride feel out on the road.
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Old 07-11-24, 06:55 PM
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Hi,
Need help from Colnago experts.
Below is Colnago for sale. According to the seller, this is custom painted, seller does not know the year or model, but thinks could super.
Any indication what model, year, and how much would make sense to pay for this bike?

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Originally Posted by rowerek
Hi,
Need help from Colnago experts.
Below is Colnago for sale. According to the seller, this is custom painted, seller does not know the year or model, but thinks could super.
Any indication what model, year, and how much would make sense to pay for this bike?

This thread probably isn't the best place to answer your question but here goes anyway:

Hi rowerek, I'm a fair bit sceptical as to the authenticity of this 'Colnago'. With the Reynolds tubing decal (what I think it is - shown below) and the three top tube cable guides plus the lack of 'Colnago' cast lugs and the unusual (for Colnago) construction techniques, etc., I don't think it is a real Colnago. Yes, there were some Colnago's built with three brake cable guides, yes, Colnago did build some frames with Reynolds tubing and, yes, some Colnago's were built with very few 'Colnago' cast lugs, etc., but I don't think this is one of them.

There is something cast into the shoulders of the front fork but it doesn't look like a Colnago casting. It is very hard to see. Would the seller send you some more photos? Perhaps a photo of the under side of the bottom bracket may be interesting to see if there is a Colnago cutout?

I may be wrong but I think you should check it out very closely.

It may be that the seller isn't claiming it's a real Colnago - that would be quite okay. I would also be sceptical of the claim that this frame is indeed Reynolds 753. It may be but that would be hard to prove. A Reynolds 753 frame in itself would be a great find.

Perhaps the seller has some 'before' photos?


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Thanks a lot for your help. There is one more photo but not detailed enough to my eyes. I can see 753 sticker on the seat-tube, at least starting with 7 and ending with 3, but because of the repaint job, this might be not original sticker. I am thinking about driving over the weekend to see the bike and feel weight, check the bottom bracket. Bike looks nice, 60cm frame, price is not high, though I have no idea what price should be for original or look-alike Colnago.

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Originally Posted by rowerek
Thanks a lot for your help. There is one more photo but not detailed enough to my eyes. I can see 753 sticker on the seat-tube, at least starting with 7 and ending with 3, but because of the repaint job, this might be not original sticker. I am thinking about driving over the weekend to see the bike and feel weight, check the bottom bracket. Bike looks nice, 60cm frame, price is not high, though I have no idea what price should be for original or look-alike Colnago.

I hope you don’t drive too far based on bad photos of a bike that may not be as presented. Before you drive , at least get better photos and post in C& V What’s it Worth section , this is the wrong thread.
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Reynolds 753 decal

I think the Reynolds decal on this frame is the one I showed you - above. It is supposed to be used when the original paint, decals, etc. on a bike have been removed and it has been repainted and re-decalled. The problem is that any decal you want is readily available so it is easy to ‘upgrade’ your bike’s tube decal to make it appear to be better than it actually is.

Maybe this frame is 753 - maybe it’s not. It does look to be a reasonable frame but it has been done-up like a cheaper 10 speed department store bike. I am sceptical. Be careful.
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Originally Posted by Gary Fountain
I think the Reynolds decal on this frame is the one I showed you - above. It is supposed to be used when the original paint, decals, etc. on a bike have been removed and it has been repainted and re-decalled. The problem is that any decal you want is readily available so it is easy to ‘upgrade’ your bike’s tube decal to make it appear to be better than it actually is.

Maybe this frame is 753 - maybe it’s not. It does look to be a reasonable frame but it has been done-up like a cheaper 10 speed department store bike. I am sceptical. Be careful.
Thanks.
To get me even more confused I run into this posting that shows very similar frame and paint, and a few questions about the authenticity of this "Colnago".
https://www.roadbikereview.com/threa...-is-it.278743/
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I looked through the link and read the comments. I’d be very sceptical of this particular bike that you’re interested in being a Colnago. Again, I would very much like to see some before photos and take particular interest in the construction of the seat cluster area of the frame.

Look at the wheels too. On a top end frame you would expect to see a set of top end wheels. If not, why not?

By all means buy it if you like it but take it for a test ride first to see if it has a responsive frame and stiff at the bottom bracket. I just wouldn’t put too much trust in its Colnago heritage. Best of luck.
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