Re: [CR] FW: 56cm Colnago Mexico Frameset (as new) - $595 (half moon bay)

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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 17:06:45 +0000
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Subject: Re: [CR] FW: 56cm Colnago Mexico Frameset (as new) - $595 (half moon bay)

Hi John. To address your question: No, I am not sour it is a true Mexico. The frame is twenty miles south of the City, and I have not seen it myself. Like you, the only information I have is the add and the photos, which aren't very good. The seller makes a point of the new paint, and perhaps he used decals from a different time. He also widened the rear spacing, which leads me to wonder how much he really knows about classic bikes. Perhaps the old saying "buyer be ware" is good advise for this frame.

Tom Harriman.

San Francisco, Ca.

Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 16:23:42 -0700 From: Subject: Re: [CR] FW: 56cm Colnago Mexico Frameset (as new) - $595 (half moon bay) To:;

Hi Tom,

Are you sure it is truly a Mexico? Is he sure it is a Mexico? Crimped chain stays? I have seen a Colnago 74 Super that has crimped chain stays and the frame and fork, without headset in 54 cm seat tube (c to c) is a tad under 6lbs. I have seen a 54 cm 1978 Mexico where the chain stays are not crimped and in the original paint with most of the Mexico decal blown off one side and all the decal blown off the other side and it weighs a tad under 5lb's, both frame and fork. The first thing I look for are the crimped chain stays. Do the decals weigh one lb? I know with the newer Mexico's the tubing is different and I am not familiar with them.

John Proch La Grange, Texas

From: Tom Harriman <> To: Classic Rendezvous <> Sent: Sat, October 24, 2009 2:08:33 PM Subject: [CR] FW: 56cm Colnago Mexico Frameset (as new) - $595 (half moon bay)

Good Afternoon. This repainted Colnago frame set showed up on the Bay Area craigslist, and although the year it was made is not in the add, from the details I'm guessing it is On-Topic. The frame doses look nice in the photos, but I have not seen it myself, so can't add any more information than what's in the add. Still, it looks like it would make a nice bicycle.

Have a nice weekend.

Tom Harriman.

San Francisco, Ca.

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56cm Colnago Mexico Frameset (as new)Date: 2009-10-23, 3:00PM

56cm Colnago Mexico frame and fork. (55cm top tube) Clear-coat over original style Colnago transfers. Newly re-plated chrome, slope-crown fork for as-new appearance. Rust-free, undamaged, lugged frame with Mexico-specific crimped Columbus tubing, Campagnolo drop-outs, Colnago embossing. Professionally alignment-checked, rear stays cold-set to 130mm for 9 or 10-speed hubs. Includes installed Campagnolo Chorus headset (about $70 new). The basis of a classic, Italian hand-made steel ride that will outlast many modern, exotic material frames. Contact: 650.726.4243 - $595obo. (Photos below truly don't do it justice!)

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