[CR]re: ebay Colnago track bike

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From: "C. Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 09:23:01 -0800
Subject: [CR]re: ebay Colnago track bike

Ray and Jay wrote:

in looking at the pics in this auction, a question came to my mind: do campy pista crankarms have date codes? the crankarm on this bike doesn't. is that indicative of it's date?

ray dobbins miami florida

Jay Van De Velde <jaysportif@yahoo.com> wrote: Can anyone pinpoint the year this Colnago track bike was built?


The auction counter is well over 1000 hits so far, so I don't think I'm revealing a hidden gem. Jay Van De Velde Seal Beach,CA


This is an odd Colnago. The head-lugs and seat-stay caps are a-typical. The bb shell cutout looks more like a Rauler cutout than a Colnago cutout. I could see just about anything coming out of Colnago's shop, though, especially in a custom job..but the odd stay caps, in particular, steer me away from this.

What I can see of the bb shell and bb detail, suggests late 70s-to-early-80s manufacture, but it's just a guess.

It'll be interesting to see what it goes for. I wouldn't buy it...too many oddities about it for my taste..although that crown looks legit enough. It's worth the current bid now just for the parts I'd think.

Charles Andrews SoCal

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