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Colnago Dream Lux!

Old 02-25-12, 04:45 PM
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Colnago Dream Lux!

I was trolling craigslist and happened upon this beauty. When I saw it I just knew I had to have it. I emailed the seller and as soon as he returned to town I set up a meeting to pick it up. After locking my keys in my car as soon as I got there(along with the cash) and getting a spare key from home, I had it. I'll leave you with a picture to drool over.

I'm pretty set on whats going on here, but I'm open to suggestions.


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Enjoy the ride
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Originally Posted by veggie View Post
After locking my keys in my car as soon as I got there(along with the cash)
Many cuss words were said that day. Congrats on the find, though.
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I've always had a soft spot for that bike. That's one of the better paint jobs I've seen too. Look forward to build pics. You should post some side by sides with the Bianchi. Love the bonus pic too.
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Wow! Many happy miles!
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I'd like to get a Dream myself one day.

Nice score.
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
You should post some side by sides with the Bianchi. Love the bonus pic too.
I'm putting the Record derailleurs on this bike and putting some silver derailleurs onto the Bianchi.
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Nice frame. Love the color.

That cat looks like trouble tho. Both pix have him looking like he's ready to chew something.
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That's a gorgeous frame. Cute kitty, too.
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Originally Posted by veggie View Post
I'm putting the Record derailleurs on this bike and putting some silver derailleurs onto the Bianchi.
What are the other details?
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Old 02-25-12, 07:23 PM
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how much? great find!
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Superb find!
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Nice find.

That's one ferocious-looking cat.
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crap. the more i look at these the more i want one.

there's one on ebay that i'm very interested in....but they're asking over $1k.
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yummy...the frame.
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Originally Posted by veggie View Post
I was trolling craigslist and happened upon this beauty. When I saw it I just knew I had to have it. I emailed the seller and as soon as he returned to town I set up a meeting to pick it up. After locking my keys in my car as soon as I got there(along with the cash) and getting a spare key from home, I had it. I'll leave you with a picture to drool over.

I'm pretty set on whats going on here, but I'm open to suggestions.


I like the looks of it!! But I'm not familiar enough with Colnago's to know what model and year this is. What is it? Or is Dream Lux the actual name of the bike?
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Nice grab. hope you enjoy it. I am personally not a fan of the frame color/theme, but thats just me. show us a picture when its all built up!
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Originally Posted by Bobsled View Post
Nice frame. Love the color.

That cat looks like trouble tho. Both pix have him looking like he's ready to chew something.
Which one? The one yawning in the first pic is the mischievous one, right now he's doing laps around the house.

Originally Posted by a1penguin View Post
That's a gorgeous frame. Cute kitty, too.
Thanks and thanks.

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What are the other details?
This crankset:

(Athena)
Record RD
Record Ti FD
Record Ti Shifters
FSA wingpro bars
FSA OS-99 CSI Stem
Chorus Ti post
(eventually)Selle Italia Flite
Record/Mavic OP rear wheel

I need some campy brakes, but I'm waiting for a deal to pop up, I don't need to get this bike rolling.

Originally Posted by max5480 View Post
how much? great find!
A woman...er...man never kisses and tells. Lets just say that with all of the above I'm only out about $775

Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
That's one ferocious-looking cat.
He's a sweetheart.

Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
there's one on ebay that i'm very interested in....but they're asking over $1k.
Holy crap, I got a steal.

Originally Posted by Phil85207 View Post
If a person has the money toys are not a problem.
Living at home with the parents Moving out soon so I figure I'll attempt to get this out of my system.

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I like the looks of it!! But I'm not familiar enough with Colnago's to know what model and year this is. What is it? Or is Dream Lux the actual name of the bike?
Dream Lux is the model, it's made from Columbus Airplane Aluminum tubing. I could get the serial and attempt to look it up.

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Nice grab. hope you enjoy it. I am personally not a fan of the frame color/theme, but thats just me. show us a picture when its all built up!
The color has grown on me a lot.
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aluminum?
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check out the tubing shape.
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aluminum?
Not just aluminum, but hot, sexy aluminum. (It rides really nicely too).
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
check out the tubing shape.
I know, right?

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Is that a real Colnago paint job?
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