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Best classic steel bike: Colnago, Cinelli or Derosa?

Old 10-15-08, 12:31 PM
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Best classic steel bike: Colnago, Cinelli or Derosa?

Thinking about builing up a steel classic for my 2009 project. Help me choose:
Colnago Master-X Light | Derosa Neo Primato | Cinelli Super Corsa
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Colnago, but only if you put Campy on it. Otherwise, you may be smited by a bolt of Holy Lightening™.
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poll is over whelming for Cinelli Super Corsa,best there is
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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
Colnago, but only if you put Campy on it. Otherwise, you may be smited by a bolt of Holy Lightening™.
Of course... going with a mix of Chorus and Centaur. BYW... you have the term "Holy Lightening" Trade-marked? WOW!
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Having had the Colnago, I can honestly say I prefer the following:

Pinarello Montello
Vetta SL
Daccordi 50th anniversary
Tommasini Super Prestige
Dave Moulton Fuso
Waterford 2200

Of course, I would like to try the DeRosa someday.

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Pinarello definitely.
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i will throw something in here depending on how vintage or classic ,
what about a pegerotti
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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
Colnago, but only if you put Campy on it. Otherwise, you may be smited by a bolt of Holy Lightening™.
Wrong.
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad View Post
Having had the Colnago, I can honestly say I prefer the following:

Pinarello Montello
Vetta SL
Daccordi 50th anniversary
Tommasini Super Prestige
Dave Moulton Fuso
Waterford 2200

Of course, I would like to try the DeRosa someday.

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correct.
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You said classic?
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^^^^NICE!!!!^^^^

I like the look.

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+1 on the Waterford.

A lugged 953 Waterford would be nice.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
+1 on the Waterford.

A lugged 953 Waterford would be nice.
Apparently you missed the "classic steel bike" part of the thread title.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
Apparently you missed the "classic steel bike" part of the thread title.
Waterford made many of the paramount series of bikes for Schwinn, just as classic as a cinelli or colnago.

He said classic, not italian.
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Waterfords are classic steel bikes. The current lugged Waterford is a direct descendent of the Paramount. And the current lugged Waterford is not very much different from the original Paramount OS, and I would certainly consider Paramounts to be classic steel bikes.



Edit: Hocam, you type faster.
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I have a Master XL. I like it. I don't feel you will go wrong with any of them. I would look at one of the new Tommasini's like someone said. The 09 Master colors are real cool. That may sway me...

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Happens to the best of us merlin. Either way, too many people associate classic steel only with Italian and there were plenty of beautiful steel bikes coming from England, France, Belgium and here in the states.
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Yamaguchi, Sachs, Kirk comes to mind.
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If you can't appreciate a classic Paramount , you don't love steel. New Waterfords are sweet too. I need to win the lotto.
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Yamaguchi, Sachs, Kirk comes to mind.
Join both lists, the wait and the want...
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Happens to the best of us merlin. Either way, too many people associate classic steel only with Italian and there were plenty of beautiful steel bikes coming from England, France, Belgium and here in the states.
who wrote anything about focusing solely on italian?

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