[CR]Pre-1976 Colnago on eBay. Is it for real?

(Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse)

To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: <marcus.e.helman@gm.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 13:47:16 -0500
Subject: [CR]Pre-1976 Colnago on eBay. Is it for real?

Forgive me if this one has been outed already. The ad claims that it is pre-1976, but I doubt it. To me the only thing that looks like Colnago are the decals. Check out the bend in the fork.

eBay item: 7138261352


What we are selling is a piece of history, this classic Colnago is in excellent condition especially when you take into account that it is a pre 1976 frameset, we know this because of the dropouts which were not used after 1976. The frameset is labled Columbus SLX  after some research with a Colnago expert we speculate that the Columbas SLX stickers were added in the 80s as a way of updateing the frame, there are no clubs on the top of the forks or on the bottom bracket which is in line with a pre 1976 frame as the technology was not yet available, the length of the drop outs and the way the cables are run over the bottom bracket in Cappagnolo guides is also in line with the pre 1976 frame,

Best regards,
Marcus Helman
Huntington Woods, MI