[CR]Colnago Progression of Gilco Tubed bikes

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Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 13:23:17 -0400
From: <loudeeter@aol.com>
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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Colnago Progression of Gilco Tubed bikes

Since the lugs are so different on the Arabesque, I'm not sure whether you can say they are even in a timeline. If you are looking for the Gilco timeline, then the New Master (85) & Master Pro (87) predate the Master Piu, which also came out in 87 as I recall. The New Master is concurrent with the Arabesque. The Regal (86) and the EsaMexico (87) followed the Arabesque. Still confused? All contained in the Used Bike Buyers Guide by the way for $3 per copy to listmembers. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL

-----Original Message----- From: Cheung, Doland <CheungD@bv.com> To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:25:43 -0500 Subject: RE: [CR]Inquiry to Colnago Arabesque Riders

Does anybody remember the timeline progression of models for the Arabesque? From what I've observed over the years, it seems like the timeline of models is something like:

Arabesque --> Master Piu --> Master Olympic --> Master Light --> Master X-Light

It seems to me, they are all related and are progressions due to the common characteristics of similar style lug sets and Gilco tubing, although I'm not sure if the Arabesque was Gilco.

Doland Cheung SoCal

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Julian Shapiro Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 7:35 AM To: r cielec; Classic Rendezvous Subject: Re: [CR]Inquiry to Colnago Arabesque Riders

I rode an Arabesque for almost 20 years. It's now in the possession of "Torpado" Mark in Dee-troit. You can see his work in progress here : http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Colnago_1982_Arabesque_Black-Red

I think the frame angles are typical Colnago but the rear end is very tight (no chainstay bridge) and the wheel base in very short. Many people find these bike "twitchy" which I suppose they are - at low speed. But when ridden up to speed it's devine. High speed decents are like riding on rails.

Good luck in finding one.

Julian Shapiro
Sag Harbor, NY


----- Original Message -----
From: r cielec
To: Classic Rendezvous
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 12:06 AM
Subject: [CR]Inquiry to Colnago Arabesque Riders



> Ahoy !
>
> Nope, I've never had opportunity to ride one.
> I am of the understanding, it is constructed with the same geometry as all
> other Colnago models. One would expect, then, the ride to be identical to
> the other models.
>
> How do you find the ride of the Colnago Arabesque ? Yes, subjective;yet,
> your experience would be informative.
>
> I've been benignly on the look-out for a smaller - 50-52 - Arabesque. Ah,
> perhaps this is the year.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard Cielec
> Chicago, Illinois
>
>
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