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Rad's Latest Deal - Another Steelie

Old 11-04-06, 11:02 AM
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Rad's Latest Deal - Another Steelie

It's a beautiful frame I had hoped to properly announce at a future time but this one isn't meant to be.

Many of you know that I buy and sell a lot of used gear and am a big proponent of the idea and the process.

Well, I finally had a deal turn out less-than-ideal. A couple weeks ago, I won a 2001 Colnago Master X-light frameset from a reputable seller on Ebay. It arrived yesterday and was everything the seller advertised in terms of condition - but it's the wrong size. It was advertised as a 61 and at the top end of my useable size range, but it turns out to be a 63 and too big.

I wrote the seller and I'm sure he will offer up something to help me out, but the cost and time in shipping the frame back to the Ukraine doesn't make it worth it. Plus I really can't trust the guy now, so I will probably just flip it.

The photo below is of an identical frame but not the one I bought. This is a gorgeous bike and the photo was borrowed from the Campy Only website. It is the only other example of this particular paint scheme that I have seen.

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is that a rabobank paint job?
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Yes, Art Decor. A variation on the AD23 theme.
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I saw a steel Colnago w/CF rear triangle on Ebay now that i almost pulled the trigger on; one size too small though. The stupid thing is the frame is currently aroun $230 but they want over $800 separately for the fork on their website.
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Can we see a pic of your frame? 63 is at the top end for me, but usable.
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That's too bad Rad, but your efforts to bring the frame from the Ukraine will likely make another cyclist very happy indeed. Isn't altruism fun!
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
It was advertised as a 61 and at the top end of my useable size range, but it turns out to be a 63 and too big. [snip]so I will probably just flip it.
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Rad,

Do you have top tube length and estimated standover? I'm sure you will get offers, but PM me what you would like to have or need out of it.

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Rad, I think you should start a bike-flipping show to offset the house-flip shows that are on TLC, Discovery, Style, HGTV, and whoever else... It would be a welcome change.
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Rad,
You will have no trouble fipping it here because of your reputation and the frame's pedigree. Measure it up, post some pics with condition and price and don't think you will have it that long.
A beautiful frame,
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Maybe it's just me, but the pic's not loading atm.
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Hmmm, beautiful frame, and a size that would fit. Just the thing for a great winter project.
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That is truly a thing of beauty. I wish I weren't such a shrimp...damn my parents genes for only making me 5'11"...
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I've always admired the lugged steel Colnagos. Do you have a link to the geometry? I'm interested!
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Geometry - https://www.trialtir-usa.com/2006-col...sizecharts.htm

Note that it is a Freuler type. Size 63.

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Dude...step away from the checkbook. Nice and slow...put down the pen. Go ride your Spectrum!
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The color scheme is perfect, the size is right but I would get killed if I spent another penny on cycling equipment. I was just talking to one of the guys on my ride today about my next build and that is exactly what I want to build next year. Frame is perfect but the timing is all wrong.
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Dude...step away from the checkbook. Nice and slow...put down the pen. Go ride your Spectrum!
It's funny. My wife is asking for an increase in her allowance now that she's figured out how much the Spectrum was.
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Rad what are you asking for it? I might be interested if you are going to flip it.
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You hit a nerve. Why can't ebay sellers just give an accurate description of what they are selling? This has happened to me time and time again. How can the seller be reputable since the size of the frame was misrepresented.
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Not sure this is the same seller, but on the other forum there are several threads from a couple of days ago about a NZ/Ukrainian seller.
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Rad what are you asking for it? I might be interested if you are going to flip it.
I might be interested too
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Sorry to hear that it's the wrong size Rad... I was very excited as you were to see the frame. Good luck in the flip, you should have no problems selling it.
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Originally Posted by pigmode
Not sure this is the same seller, but on the other forum there are several threads from a couple of days ago about a NZ/Ukrainian seller.
Could be. Where were those threads?
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
Could be. Where were those threads?
I guess the term "thread" is misleading since they were all started by the same guy. Still, any seller worth their salt should know Colnagos are measured c-t-t. I was also sent the wrong item by that particular seller (mentioned in threads below), but they corrected the issue promptly.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=77569
https://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=77570
https://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=77563

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