Re: [CR]Mark Buswell's Colnago

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From: "Mark Buswell" <mark@sisuhome.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mark Buswell's Colnago
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 17:18:47 -0700
To: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
cc: CR <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Thanks for your input Steven.

There is a difference between the paint examples I've seen (on the web mostly) and my frame. In this catalog scan (http:// http://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/colnago-88/07.jpg) you'll notice that the paint fades out to a solid color- this appears to be the standard. I haven't seen any examples where the diamond patterns simply 'ends' like it does on my frame. If the frame was repainted I would guess the painter either forgot to finish it off or it was seen as 'good enough'.

Also note the fork crown is different and typical of early eighties models. The seller told me it was an '83. I think this was his best estimate but from my research it looks about right. None of the parts are original to the frame and a couple of the parts (levers and saddle) are off topic (gasp!).

Cheers Mark Buswell San Francisco, CA US

On Sep 9, 2007, at 3:55 PM, The Maaslands wrote:
> Mark asked about his Colnago shown here:
>
> http://good-times.webshots.com/album/560622818xdeUwM
>
> This is a 'retinato' paint job that Colnago did indeed use for a
> period
> of time. If memory serves me correctly in teh latter part of the 80's.
>
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ
> USA