[CR]RE 1960s Colnago frameset, sold way too cheaply?

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From: "Greg S" <gtsoftley@ozemail.com.au>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 10:52:12 +1000
Subject: [CR]RE 1960s Colnago frameset, sold way too cheaply?

Mark wrote

Is this evidence that there are still deals to be had on Ebay, as it were, or is this not a Colnago? Looks correct to me.

http://ebay.com/<blah itemZ 160235426069QQihZ006QQcategoryZ98084QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Or, Ebay item number 160235426069

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI USA

I took as close a look at this frame as was possible, with the limited pictures available, and I would have been a keen bidder if it had more resemblance to an early Colnago than what appeared in this auction. Fender eyelets were my first concern and the chunkiness of the lugs which looked as though they had never seen a file was my second. The fork crown had some hints of early Colnago, but only hints. Decals were early 70s style and the sizing of the DT decals was wrong and the outlining of the ST decal makes me believe that this is a replacement set which has been available for quite a while and is noticeable due to it's inaccuracies. Cable guides brazed on BB shell didn't occur until 1970. Then again, as little is known at all about 60s Colnagos...I might have missed a bargain. Speaking of bargains, remember the Gloria frame that sold a little while back for over $5K? well two Garibaldina Extra frames went for over $1200
   and $3700 respectively and both were far superior to the $5K sale. Also, bivalent hubs for $700..my sympathy for the vendor as these have easily fetched over 2K in the recent past. Maybe a sign of a softening US economy. I am sure this will be a temporary aberration for an economy that does not realise it's true strength. Greg Softley Coffs Harbour Australia