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Oh My... $22.5k for a Used Colnago on eBay

Old 12-27-13, 09:58 PM
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Oh My... $22.5k for a Used Colnago on eBay

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=400628868770



You'd have to pay me to ride a bike that looks that hideous, but to each his own, I guess!
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Old 12-27-13, 10:11 PM
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Since when are new carbon vintage?

And agreed, wouldn't buy it since it doesn't look like it's a bike made for riding. It looks like it's made to be hung up on a wall in a museum.

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Old 12-27-13, 10:15 PM
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Damn, that is some true art deco stuff. Where's the bottle cage bosses?
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Wonder what it would cost if it didn't have a flat tire?
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Pfffff. Downtube shifters? Wouldn't pay more than $19,500 for a bike with DT shifters!
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Old 12-27-13, 10:33 PM
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In a culture where a frigging rare vintage auto can go for up to $20 million, you're implying $20k for something as unique as this Colnago might be excessive?
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Old 12-27-13, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
In a culture where a frigging rare vintage auto can go for up to $20 million, you're implying $20k for something as unique as this Colnago might be excessive?
Yes, yes I am. The $20 million autos are excessive as well.
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Old 12-27-13, 11:48 PM
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Can I put a Pinarello fork on that for more waves?
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Old 12-27-13, 11:59 PM
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Can I put a Pinarello fork on that for more waves?
If you can find a 1" threaded one.
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Old 12-28-13, 12:28 AM
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...would make a sweet fixie.
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Originally Posted by gc3;1636318I bet it makes for an horrin2
In a culture where a frigging rare vintage auto can go for up to $20 million, you're implying $20k for something as unique as this Colnago might be excessive?
The $20 million collectible auto is still a functional product that you can use to take your kids to school or make a run for groceries. This particular Colnago bike does not look like something you'll ever see at the Saturday morning group ride. It is okay to be hung on a wall and admired, but I bet it makes for an horrible ride.
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Old 12-28-13, 06:54 AM
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I would ride that thing like a raped ape! Mainly because I would want to go so fast no one would recognize me!
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Old 12-28-13, 06:56 AM
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But to be quite honest you put in your grille; wear your Mr. T chain set and ride that baby through the hood and you be pimp'n! Beats a Huffy!
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Old 12-28-13, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Jed19 View Post
The $20 million collectible auto is still a functional product that you can use to take your kids to school or make a run for groceries. This particular Colnago bike does not look like something you'll ever see at the Saturday morning group ride. It is okay to be hung on a wall and admired, but I bet it makes for an horrible ride.
Until a couple of years ago, I owned a bike made for a trade show in '79 that, like this Colnago, had gold-plated parts and had never been ridden. I didn't ride it either. But it wasn't because I thought it wasn't functional. I considered riding it, but didn't because gold-plated parts don't wear well. The thin plating looks like hell after moderate use and is easy to polish off if you're not careful.
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Old 12-28-13, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by gridplan View Post
Until a couple of years ago, I owned a bike made for a trade show in '79 that, like this Colnago, had gold-plated parts and had never been ridden. I didn't ride it either. But it wasn't because I thought it wasn't functional. I considered riding it, but didn't because gold-plated parts don't wear well. The thin plating looks like hell after moderate use and is easy to polish off if you're not careful.
Heck at $22,000 I thought you were getting solid gold with the Colnago. Now that I know it's just gold plating, no way I'm bidding on that bike!
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Beauty must truly be in the eye of the beholder. I remember when this bike came out, loved it then and love it now as a collector's item. Wouldn't buy one because I'm not really a collector but if I was... ok not at $22k but I would understand if someone did!
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It's ugly but if I had 22K to spare I'd buy it!
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Finally we agree on something ^^^^
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biggest question, does it come in 52cm
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Looks like a colnago....UGLY
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
Looks like a colnago....UGLY
Pfft. This one may be ugly, but to label them all ugly I have to question your aesthetic sensibilities.
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80% or more of colnago's are fugly to me.
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Looks aside, try a nice long test ride on a C59.... you might be able to see why some folks think they are really nice...
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