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Old 01-04-12, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by peterhoevenaars
haha!

The paint on my frame is original as well right? because the former owner bought it in belgium like this as well?
Yes, if I sell it, i will need some good money for it, because I love it myself as well!
What would be a good price for such an beautiful frame do you think?
Please repost this in the appraisal and inquiries section and we will help you.
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Originally Posted by gomango
Please repost this in the appraisal and inquiries section and we will help you.
don't bother, he already put it on marktplaats, 600 euro and the bids are pouring in. I couldn't part with such a frame so quickly I guess
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Old 01-04-12, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Italuminium
don't bother, he already put it on marktplaats, 600 euro and the bids are pouring in. I couldn't part with such a frame so quickly I guess
Yes, sorry for being rude to this bike. I really do love it but i'm not that good enough to build it up, and make a nice bike of it.

Really do love it but it's no fun to just watch at the bike..
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Originally Posted by peterhoevenaars
Yes, sorry for being rude to this bike. I really do love it but i'm not that good enough to build it up, and make a nice bike of it.

Really do love it but it's no fun to just watch at the bike..
Very true. It's better to practice your wrenching skills on bikes that aren't so valuable. That way you're not going to hate yourself to much when you strip a thread or drop a wrench on the paint.
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Originally Posted by Italuminium
Very true. It's better to practice your wrenching skills on bikes that aren't so valuable. That way you're not going to hate yourself to much when you strip a thread or drop a wrench on the paint.
yes, right!
so now i try to sell it for a good price! So if somebody is interested in this lovely frame..
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Old 01-04-12, 09:25 AM
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almost done.

before



after

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Old 01-05-12, 04:28 PM
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Here is mine: it's a Master X Light 58cm from about 1999-2001.


With a more classic wheelset (Novatec + DT Comp/Rev 2x/3x + Open Pro)


With Bontrager Race wheelset


The story of the first wheelset is somewhat disturbing: It would slip in the shiny chromed dropouts unless the skewer was really really tight. Unfortunately that had destroyed the bearings of the rear hub So I roughened the dropouts with a file and am using my spare wheelset. The Bontragers aren't bad, but 2100g vs. 1700g

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Old 01-05-12, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by OndrejP_SK
Here is mine: it's a Master X Light 58cm from about 1999-2001.

With a more classic wheelset (Novatec + DT Comp/Rev 2x/3x + Open Pro)


With Bontrager Race wheelset.


The story of the first wheelset is somewhat disturbing: It would slip in the shiny chromed dropouts unless the skewer was really really tight. Unfortunately that had destroyed the bearings of the rear hub So I roughened the dropouts with a file and am using my spare wheelset. The Bontragers ain't bad, but 2100g vs. 1700g
I had a yellow 1999 Master Extra light that I loved.

It was mighty hard to sell her.

Yours looks great in either pic.
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Originally Posted by Otis
I just re-rebuilt my Super, changing a lot of the parts for ones I milled and drilled.



More photos here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/5461623...7628656353285/
Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.
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Mid to late 1980's Colnago Master Equilateral
Beautiful!
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Seeing all these gorgeous Colnagos got me googling around to find the specs and differences of the Colnago models. I found lots of company history , but nothing with the models explained and even less on specs...
Any links to good sites for this info?
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^ Unfortunately, it will all be speculation - but wild guesses is what makes collecting earlier Colnagos so much fun

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
^ Unfortunately, it will all be speculation - but wild guesses is what makes collecting earlier Colnagos so much fun

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https://https://www.ebay.com/itm/110802666209?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_666wt_922

Ok... I'm learning. My wild guess is '83 or newer?
Did someone get a fair deal on this one?

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^ Which one would that be?

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^ see my edit above....

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
^ Which one would that be?

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^ Oh, heck yes - it's probably around 1983 or so, and a Super as noted on the stays. However, I have my doubts that is original paint and am 100% positive that at least the seat tube decal is not original - the Rainbow band should state: "Record Ora Mexico 1972" and the font, particularly of the "C" is incorrect.

However, it's damn close and if there's no rust issues, it'll build into a sweet looking - and no doubt riding - bike.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
^ Oh, heck yes - it's probably around 1983 or so, and a Super as noted on the stays. However, I have my doubts that is original paint and am 100% positive that at least the seat tube decal is not original - the Rainbow band should state: "Record Ora Mexico 1972" and the font, particularly of the "C" is incorrect.

However, it's damn close and if there's no rust issues, it'll build into a sweet looking - and no doubt riding - bike.

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Thanks DD
What cues are you looking at for the paint not being original? I see what you mean about the decal...
I am the buyer, so I'm curious?
I also noticed Colnago didn't use multi color schemes until mid '80s, so repainted makes sense. true?
Thanks...
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Thanks DD
What cues are you looking at for the paint not being original? I see what you mean about the decal...
I am the buyer, so I'm curious?
I also noticed Colnago didn't use multi color schemes until mid '80s, so repainted makes sense. true?
Thanks...
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It's not the multi-color as much as it's yellow portion - I just find it hard to fathom how a color like yellow could still look that fresh after 30 years or so out in the real world. It's possible that's original paint, even probable. If it is, it's survived well

Colnago was beginning to do fades by 1983/84. Indicators of your frame are the flat engraved seatstay caps, Colnago stampings on the chainstays, newer clover cutout in the BB shell and fully-sloping aero fork crown. These all started appearing on various frames right around 1983.

I think it's a nice score - and definitely a very different color scheme than we normally see - so you'll have to post some pics and details when you take delivery!

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^ Thanks, DD! Your knowledge is what makes this forum the best going.
I'll post some daylight details when she arrives.

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I sold this one about a year ago, but I believe it was an International!

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I sold this one about a year ago, but I believe it was an International!

Nice!

Dangerously close to my size!

Say loose spoke, where are you located?

We'll have to get together for a ride in the spring.

I'm in St. Paul.
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