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Old 09-22-14, 08:05 PM
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too much rust?

Vintage Colnago Super frameset, large
'm not in the market just yet, but for when I am, I'd like to know if this visible rust is indicative of a totally wasted (for a monsterquad 220lb feller) frame.
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Old 09-22-14, 08:12 PM
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Doesn't look like a problem to me. The bb shell is quite a bit thicker than the tubes.
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Old 09-22-14, 08:26 PM
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+1 Just a flesh wound. Bathe it in oxalic overnight, hose off, dry, and use a fine grit sandpaper before retouching the frame ... good as new.
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Old 09-22-14, 08:42 PM
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Bathe = completely submerse ?

Is that then a good price for what is there?
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Old 09-22-14, 09:22 PM
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I'm not that great at guessing the size but it looks like a 58 or so frame. Will that fit you well? If not, the rust doesn't matter. Plastic bikes come in small medium and large. Real bikes are measured in centimeters.

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Old 09-22-14, 09:29 PM
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You guys are braver than me... I wouldn't chance it for anything over $100. If you can see that much rust, who knows what you can't see.
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Old 09-23-14, 12:01 AM
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I'd go for it, looks much better than a couple I've done.
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Old 09-23-14, 12:03 AM
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I've seen worse. But for $300, it'd better be just your size and just your cup of tea; for just a frame and fork, no nothing else, that's some bucks. I don't care if it's a Colnago, it's a looong way from being a complete bike.

And from what you said in your previous posts, I think you should be looking for a MUCH larger frame.
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As for where i am living at the moment (amsterdam) i would not touch that for 300, however there are quite a few Colnagos.
Have a look at what this guy is selling.

? pro Kramer frame (Cinelli) campagnolo BB columbus SL CT- 60 - Fietsonderdelen - Marktplaats.nl

? pro Kramer frame (Cinelli) campagnolo BB columbus SL CT- 60 - Fietsonderdelen - Marktplaats.nl
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The rust wouldn't scare me off. Bear in mind, this isn't eBay: it's Craigslist; you'll get to hold it in your hands and think about it before you hand over the cash.
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DO IT! Overnight bath in a rust eliminator of you choice, spray bomb the BB and you've got a sweet ride. The seller sells
I'm asking $300 OBO
, Rolling in, make a face when you see the BB, offer $150 and stick out your hand. My bet is he takes 2 Bills for it. For that and box of OA and a spray bomb, you've got a Red Colnago for less than $250!
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Agree, look at it and grab it for $250. A localized OA soak would be simple and nobody is going to see the repaint.
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Old 09-23-14, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I've seen worse... you should be looking for a MUCH larger frame.
Yeah, I'm not in the market yet but I'm just getting a feel for how much I won't be throwing at cranks, headset and wheels to have room for a better frame. I'm sure prices will be turning around and climbing by the time I'm able to be laying out greenbacks. I'll be doing some looooong rides and I really don't want to be stuck in some town looking at the options given by a cracked tube and being several counties from home...
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