Re: [CR]ebay outing: ca. 1978 Colnago goes high

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Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 11:47:37 -0400
From: "Phil Sieg" <>
To: "C. Andrews" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: ca. 1978 Colnago goes high
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Well, that make me feel better. The Super of the same time period I picked up last month came to me for considerably less with wheels. Of course, the seller "forgot" to mention that one of the rims was cracked, but at least I have a good set of hubs to build up the new ones - and a spare rim when needed.

-- Phil Sieg Knoxville, Tennessee

C. Andrews wrote:
>I was a little surprised, and pleased, I suppose, to see
>that this Colnago went as high as it did:
>If that rear derailleur is original to the bike, and by
>certain other details, this one was made 1977-1978.
>Graphics were different in 1975 on stock bikes. Customs
>were a whole different business. You could get any graphics
>you wanted.
>I guess I wouldn't have expected one of that vintage to go
>that high, esp. without wheels (the original wheels were
>extra). People like to diss Colnagos, of any era, but those
>of us who like 'em, *like* 'em..<g>
>These late 70s bikes are very tasty, and there are more of
>them around than of the earlier ones. It's worth looking
>for them.
>Charles Andrews
>"What concerns me is not the way things are,
> but rather the way people think things are."
>- Epictitus