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Oh well, I can dream at least...:cryin:
 

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.....I'm pretty sure that bike has been listed consistently for like the past several months.......Make them an offer, ya never know !
 

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I think they'd laugh at my offer: free cause it's all I can afford now.
 

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A real cherry!

Thanks for the porn. Do you think he's a little optomistic at 1950? I mean, he's had it listed for awhile and it's "Buy it Now." Offer 800.:)

It says model year 1980, which seems about right, if you notice the brake levers, rims, and Columbus SL tubing decal. By the late 80s, as the claim furthur down says it was built, aero levers took over, and top of the line frames were using SLX and TSX tubing. I remember black chrome was fashionable in the early 80s.
 

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Very nice frame..but!

1. It has DA on it. Please not on a classic Colnago! :incazzato::eek6: :frown2:

2. I hated how the brake cables stick up so high back then.
 

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To ride, definitely.

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So, do you buy a bike like that to ride, or just to have/stare at?
I have two bike from the same period, a DeRosa and another built by a custom builder in Rockville, MD. Both are Campy Record-Super Record equipped. I've overhauled everything on them a few times over the years, and kept them clean and touched up with paint. They both have over 60,000 miles each, and are on their second or third set of rims on original hubs. I'm contemplating replacing the rear rim on the commuter after a crash a couple of months ago bent it slightly, but am in no great hurry, as its a 36 spoked wheel. I can still get headsets that fit, as well as bottom brackets, but haven't had to replace the latter yet, as the high end cup and cone bbs were overbuilt, and if you overhaul and adjust them correctly, they'll last forever.

A bike like that Colnago will last forever, as you see, and will provide many more miles of pleasurable riding. With only a slight weight handicap compared to today's road bikes, it will perform as satisfactorily. If I can't keep up with the young kids on their carbon bikes, its' not because of my bike, but my age. I've never been able to ride it "too hard." No matter how much I can dish out, it has always responded with a "Let's go!" Eddy Merckx rode the same frame back in the late 70s. Earlier, he rode Colnagos.

Anyone would be nuts to buy a bike like that and not ride it, in the same way as if they bought a Ferrari Testarossa and let it sit in the garage!
 

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It looks very nice, but why are Colnagos so expensive?
 

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I can confirm that bike has been listed for almost two months - with no offers at that price. It has been relisted 3 times that I know of (probably more).

Further they have not adjusted their buy it now price in that time span - still $1950.00
 

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You noticed, too!

DIRT BOY said:
1. It has DA on it. Please not on a classic Colnago! :incazzato::eek6: :frown2:

2. I hated how the brake cables stick up so high back then.
DA was just making its entry into serious racing in 1980. Only a few Americans used it. Campy was dominant.

A guy I rode with in Texas used to call those brake cables "banana catchers." Both of my bikes still have them, though. I refuse to replace those levers until they're broken, and after innumerable crashes, they aren't. They're the old drilled out ones. They have character.:incazzato:
 

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Fredrico said:
DA was just making its entry into serious racing in 1980. Only a few Americans used it. Campy was dominant.

A guy I rode with in Texas used to call those brake cables "banana catchers." Both of my bikes still have them, though. I refuse to replace those levers until they're broken, and after innumerable crashes, they aren't. They're the old drilled out ones. They have character.:incazzato:

Looking a little closer, the bike is not original.

The levers are from about 1984. The brakes are early 90's. The rest of the group is late 80's to early 90's
 

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Considering for a fair part of the '80's Buckler was using Colnago's fitted with Suntour and in the '90's Mapei was using Shimano with Lampre using Campagnolo, then build a Colnago with what you want to ride...

Personally I'd fit a Galli group to it....
 

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I really like the 7400 Dura Ace, although personally would prefer Campy. Colnago sponsored teams seem to lean towards Shimano nowadays anyway, so its officially not such a big deal. To me Shimano ruined the whole look of the bike when they designed their hideous STI brifters, but the early stuff is really decent IMHO.
 

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You're right.

Dave Hickey said:
Looking a little closer, the bike is not original.

The levers are from about 1984. The brakes are early 90's. The rest of the group is late 80's to early 90's
The graphics on those brake calipers are definitely much later than early 80s, and the crank looks newer, too. The component mix is too spread out for the bike to be a "classic" from any one period.:frown2:
 

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Agreed about the mixing bringing it down. Still a nice bike and one could have fun chasing down the period pieces. Selling off the inappropriate DA bits would help balance the cost. Not my kind of project though.
 
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