Re: [Classicrendezvous] Colnago quality


Example: Framebuilders

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 12:05:03 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Colnago quality
References: <9f.bf42632.271c5c72@aol.com> <001901c03780$134c8f60$3401ffd2@pcgxrgseries> <39EB2B1E.9E9C5E5@ixpres.com>


This lack of final prep (chasing threads, facing bb and head tube, seat tube reaming for seat post etc.) was not unique to Colnago and was pretty much true of any Italian-made bike in the '80s. Several hours of hard work that the bike shops lost money on. A real contrast to any of the beautifully made frames from builders in the U.S. (you all know who you are)!

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, California

PeterGrenader wrote:
>
> For what its worth, I got this tidbit on Colnago a few months back
> (don't shoot the messenger):
>
> Honestly most Colnago's are not that nice! I worked in a shop back in
> the
> > mid to late 80's and the vast majority of the Colnago's we received
> were
> > terrible and required several hours of prep work before we could sell
> them.
> > They were out of alignment, threads were poorly cut, chrome and paint
> was
> > sloppy, paint had to be cleaned out of the threads and seat tube,
> etc.,
> > etc. Only in the past 6-7 years has the quality become acceptable. (snip)