[CR]re: Ray's new '72 Colnago Super

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From: "Charles Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 23:22:31 -0700
Subject: [CR]re: Ray's new '72 Colnago Super

Ray wrote:

but unfortunately he does not feel he has the technological skills required to make a high quality scan. He told me would try, but it's been long enough now that I think he's forgotten. Sorry Charles, but whatever it takes - we want a high resolution


Sheesh, Ray, that's like saying I'm a bad driver...<g> Note that my technological prowess is adequate, I'm just too lazy to figure out the scanner here at home.

But now that you've thoroughly embarrassed me in public, I'll get the brochure off to someone soon to have it properly scanned. It's a very cool item, including a big pic of Eddy and Ernesto, and the back features an exceedingly rare bike, the Colnago-Merckx Corsa, with special drilled and milled parts, very early Colnago/Merckx graphics, Molteni orange. I suspect very few were made. In all the time I've been looking for one, I've never seen one in the flesh at all, let alone for sale.

Speaking of colnagos, I managed to snipe my way to the electric blue '71 colnago that was on ebay today..what's up with you guys? that was a very cool bike. And very difficult to find in original livery.

I never thought I'd win it for that price. Either prices really are softening, or that auction was poorly presented (my own theory), or it's really not worth as much as I think....apropos of nothing, though, anyone have a thought about the odd ring on that bike? The one milled with the Milano fleur-de-lis? I've never seen that before, but it's gonna get added to the collection.

Charles Andrews
Los Angeles