[Classicrendezvous] Re: Colnago quality

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From: "bikenut" <bikenut@gte.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 20:00:45 -0700
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Colnago quality

My $.02 on Colnago. I own 4...A '79 Super, '84 Master Equilateral, '85 Master and an early '80's International. The first three are very well finished with the International lagging behind with a so-so paint job...but, after all, the International was a budget bike. Certainly poor examples abounded-like a workhorse with a bad haircut. As to the sheer reliability, I'd like to echo Dales sentiments. If I had to sell all of my bikes and keep one to ride the choice would be easy. I've had my '79 Super half of my life and it has an ungodly number of miles in it, yet it is STILL as perfectly lively as the day I bought it. Tool first and Art second. It's one of the few bikes that totally melts away under me. As for the modern Colnagos ...thats another story and not all bad. <restrained rant off>

Matthew "gazing at his '84 MasterEQ hanging over his desk whilst
                being pelted with stuffed animals by Colnago loving children" Gorski

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Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 6:58 PM
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Colnago quality

> In any case, brass brazed bike joints have to be cherry red and actually in
> use, do just fine most of the time. How many Colnagos have you seen break
> from heat related damage? Zilch! They are hugely reliable. I have had, at
> cycles de ORO, more silver brazed bikes fail than traditionally made Italian
> bikes, but I think that is due to lack of experience and preparation

> than mode.


> Dale Brown