I would say there is likely some truth in the part regarding a non-duplicate and more Oro's as a line...
There were a rash of gold plated bike during the late seventies and early eighties - mostly for show - moreso trade shows - not just bicycle trade shows.
And not all were Colnagos - a couple were made here in San Jose (Dale Saso + Someone Else?). Gold anondized Galli rims, brakes and cranks were common on some...
Was a passing fad?
Robert Shackelford San Jose, CA
> The seller of the alleged "Pope Bike" now claims to have received eMails from
> Colnago's attorney advising him that this bike in not a duplicate of that
> given to the Pope but rather one of ten such Oro's made in 1979.
> He also represents that he has received 41 offers on his bike.
> George Hollenberg MD
> CT, USA
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