Re: [CR]Strange "Colnago"?

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Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 12:35:42 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Strange "Colnago"?
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Johan Ericson wrote: (cut)
> I do not really think my frame or the one on ebay are Colnagos. My frame
> also differs from the Ebay one on all other details - seatlug, seat stay
> caps and mine has no shifter bosses, no brake cable guides and the gear
> cable guides are on top of the bottom bracket shell. My BB has three
> slots instead of a clover cut out and the one on ebay does not seem to
> have any cut out/slots at all.
> BUT the clovers in the head lugs are done in exactly the same way and
> that leads me to think they are made by the same builder. It can not be
> a coincident.
> Any theories about the origin on my frame and the one on Ebay?

About four years ago there was a discussion on one of the newsgroups about counterfeit Colnagos for sale in southeast Asia that some American servicemen were buying. This looks like one of them. With the complete lack of Colnago-style decals, poor rendition of the Colnago flower/club cutout in the lugs, and cheap bottom bracket shell you'd wonder who could be fooled.

EBay auction of "Colnago":<blah

Picture of bottom bracket of "Colnago":

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal