[CR]Re: ebay outing: amusing faux colnago


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From: Ritzmon@aol.com
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 09:33:04 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: ebay outing: amusing faux colnago

In a message dated 4/8/2004 Charles writes: As I recall, about a year ago, this seller tried to sell some no-name british frame as a Colnago...and failed.. I hope.

He's at it again, this time with a frame that, as far as I can tell, is clearly not a Colnago (although the fork might be..hard to tell, and with no pics of the lug tangs I can't see the cutouts)..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=56197&item=3671342648&r d=1

ok, maybe it's a Colnago, but certainly not from 1974, and not with the usual Prugnat lugs that Colnago used throughout the 70s..

the aftermarket drilled out rear-drop-outs are a nice--if slightly alarming--touch. It's an ItalVega SuperLight or Super Speciale. The dropouts were drilled at the factory. The tip off is the diamond cut out in the fork crown. a good argument against aftermarket decal sets...

Mark Ritz
Arcata, CA