[CR]FS: NOS 56cm Colnago Master frame and fork

From: "Retrofan531" <Retrofan531@allegiance.tv>
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Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 22:34:26 -0600
Subject: [CR]FS: NOS 56cm Colnago Master frame and fork

This is my last Colnago, and is the most highly coveted and sought after of the lot. This beautiful Colnago Master frame measures 56cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube, or 54.5cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the center of the top tube, with a 55cm top tube.

The frame has a gorgeous purple, green, and white fade paint scheme that reminds me of spumoni! This frame was made in Italy of Gilco Designed multi-shape tubing designed especially for Colnago by Columbus.

The frame has the Colnago ace of clubs pantographed into the top of the seat stays and bottom bracket shell, bottom chromed head tube lug, and brake bridge stay. The bottom bracket shell is a Colnago design (looks much like a Cinelli bottom bracket shell) with the word COLNAGO engraved into the bottom of the shell. The lower headtube lug also has COLNAGO engraved in it. The lugs on the frame are fancy and ornate...very nice touch!

The straight-bladed chromed 1" threaded Colnago fork has the Colnago ace of clubs pantographed in the top of the fork crown and the word "COLNAGO" pantographed in the side of the fork crown. The head tube lugs, drive side chainstay, and rear dropouts are chromed also.

The rear spacing is 130mm, head tube length is 131mm, and the fork steerer is 1" threaded. This frame has adjustable rear horizontal Colnago dropouts (screws not included), braze-on front derailleur tab and down tube shifter bosses, two sets of water bottle bosses, and the rear brake cable is routed inside the top tube.

There are no dings or dents.this bike is in wonderful condition. A nine-speed Shimano Ultegra wheel fits perfectly in the rear dropouts. There may be a few very tiny marks from being in storage for 15 years or so but you would have to look for them to find them. The chrome on the right chain stay, head tube lugs, and fork is shiny and bright. The frame has been completely treated inside the tubes with Boeshield T-9 rust prevention spray.

$850 professionally packed, shipped, and insured to the lower 48 United States. Includes a Colnago catalog and collector's pin. As always, lots of nice pics available for free.

Frank Phillips
McAlester, OK