[CR]Re: Colnago master piu in fav color 53 C-T

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Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:29:53 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Lee Levitt" <lee@wheelman.com>
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Subject: [CR]Re: Colnago master piu in fav color 53 C-T

Mark writes:

>I bid on this repaint in fav yellow (orange or green) near mint cond today.
>Thought I had it. Only me and one other bidder who spiked me outa nowhere in
>the last two secs.I know it happens a lot. But most of what I want on ebay
>nobody else wants. Do these Gilco Colnago PIU (SL crimped top tube) masters
>with internal cable routing in smaller sizes come up often?
>I see a lot of big ones. The short top tube works well for me. Usually I see
>them only in blue, pink or white, colors I don't like or too big a size.


I love the fit of the Colnagos. The short top tube works well for me too. My first Colnago was a KOF Spiral Conic SLX, probably built in 1989. It's now set up as a fixxie.

I've found that the steel bikes and the CF bikes both size nicely. The (off topic) aluminum and Ti bikes tend to have longer top tubes. I struggled for a long time to land a Colnago Ti frame before I gave up and snagged a Merlin Extralight. I went through 5 or six frames before I ended up with one that I liked...

I'm always on the hunt for frames with a 51 or 52 cm top tube. I'm not particular about colors. In fact my Spiral Conic SLX came in a pink and pearl color. I did have it repainted before I built it up. :)

And no, I don't see these frames come up often...


Lee Levitt
Needham, Massachusetts, USA