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Is this for real? A $50,000 Colnago

Old 11-16-10, 08:41 PM
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Is this for real? A $50,000 Colnago

I am in no way promoting this item. I almost pooped when I seen it. Are they for real?

https://cgi.ebay.com/FUTURA-2000-COLN...item255ef814f1
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Old 11-16-10, 08:54 PM
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One of these was sold for $12K just the other day.
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Old 11-17-10, 05:46 AM
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It is easily the finest bike frame ever made, and will be forever. Each dot is very special in ways that can't be explained.
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I don't get it.
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I think you need to remember the other upteen times this has been posted.
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Old 11-17-10, 06:33 AM
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At least the other $50,000 Colnago is a complete bike, so it's only listed at 5 times it's worth. https://cgi.ebay.com/Colnago-Forever-...item2eb1610093
I guess the sellers hope that some drunk millionaire accidentally hits the 'buy' button.
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Old 11-17-10, 09:16 AM
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For a $50K item, i'd at least expect to see a full blown detailed ad with hi def pics and historical explanation and refs. not a $1.99 ebay posting.
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thats silly
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for that amount it should come with a pro rider attached to it. I can sell you a $50K banana if you want.
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for that amount it should come with a pro rider attached to it. I can sell you a $50K banana if you want.
Only if you put silly polka-dots on it.
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Old 11-17-10, 10:33 AM
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It would suck to crash one of those!
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for that amount it should come with a pro rider attached to it. I can sell you a $50K banana if you want.
You are a GREAT banana sales person!
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But hey - they are shipping it economy, so there are some savings there.
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That is seriously ugly. I don't care if it's gold plated and comes with a pro rider...it is a hideous bike.
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Old 11-17-10, 11:50 AM
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Proof that Canada has the best weed.
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Reminds me of this:
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Wow. Each polka dot is worth about $1,000. In all fairness, those are some damn good looking polka dots...
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You can buy the cap too.

https://cgi.ebay.com/FUTURA-COLNAGO-C...item255f033d57
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I'm surprised they didn't want $15,000 for the cap.
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Old 11-17-10, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by cmschmie View Post
I think you need to remember the other upteen times this has been posted.
When I searched "$50,000 Colnago" I got '0' results, sorry.
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I don't get it? It's a prototype for a track bike but it has a derailleur hanger?
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https://italiancyclingjournal.blogspo...d-colnago.html

The road frames produced in the Futura style were done in prototyping and I think a few in error. They are considerably more rare than the 33 of each design done on the track frames. I want to say there's less than a handful of them in the road frame, but I'm not sure how accurate that would be.

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Old 11-17-10, 06:33 PM
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Rare does not always = valuable
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Nope, nor does a speculative art market saying it is valuable. Value is in the beholder. Rare just helps bump the price up, which personally having held these bikes, is what I feel the seller is doing. Even factoring in appreciation, the rarity of it being prototype/error, it still shouldn't be approaching 50K not by a long shot.
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Somebody should grab a cheap a$$ frame, paint it like that and try to sell it for 1000 bucks just to probe a point that people can buy any cr@p.
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