Re: [CR]very Odd eBay Colnago


Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi
Date: Sun, 05 May 2002 16:11:10 -0700
From: "Lee Berg" <lberg@ventoux.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]very Odd eBay Colnago
References: <47.1c7c980d.2a06f378@aol.com>


Bikerdaver@aol.com wrote:
>
> Bill-
> I agree with you folks, its one strange duck. Not a colnago, just a strange
> duck. What the heck is a bicycle crankcase anyway? A Sugino embossed crank
> arm had a three point crown logo. Is this the "W/M crankcase" issue?

I took this to mean that there is a "W" or "M" cut-out in the BB shell.
> I have never heard of a Colnago "Ex Pro". What the heck is it?

"Ex-professional"... i.e., formerly a professional racer's bicycle. (Listing says the bike was "professionally raced during the early 70's".)
> The geometry is like no Colnago that I have ever seen.
> Also, what the heck is the "hand-painted" issue the seller is referring to?

Home paint job... wonder if it was by brush or spray-can?

Lee Berg
Palo Alto