>There were a rash of gold plated bike during the late seventies and early
>eighties - mostly for show - moreso trade shows - not just bicycle
>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
>Was a passing fad?
I saw a gold plated Condor hanging on the wall of a bike shop in Georgetown in 1972. It was all Campy, and IIRC, some or most of the frame was also plated.
I fell in love with Condors then, bought my own custom Condor 9 years later.
The Condor on the cover of Richard Ballantines "Bicycle Book" certainly helped as well...it was a beautiful example.
Needham, MA USA