Re: [CR]Odd eBay Colnago


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From: "Renaissance Cycles" <info@renaissance-cycles.com>
To: <Bill_Bryant@prodigy.net>, "Andrew Gillis" <apgmaa@earthlink.net>
Cc: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <00bf01c1f1bd$b410d700$0100a8c0@arnhem.chello.nl> <000e01c1f343$402046a0$6c86b3d1@apgmaa> <3CD3DC77.C7F07BEF@prodigy.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Odd eBay Colnago
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 00:13:23 -0700


Batavus!! Batavus!! Batavus!! At least that's what it looks like to me!!

Den Bosch is about 25ks from here!.........And this seller dosen't know diddly! He would probably swear up and down and all around that it is a Colnago, bit it's not.

I see bikes like this all the time!!.............Buyers beware!!

Roadtrip!..........................Was outright ''BRUTAL!"

BC................And the gang!!.............Holland!!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Bryant"
To: "Andrew Gillis"
Cc:
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 6:04 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Odd eBay Colnago



> I agree, it seems rather odd to me too. Well, not odd really, but suspect.
> Though the photos are of little use (like showing clovers on the fork crown
> etc.), it looks nothing like ~any~ 70s Colnago I ever saw.
> Especially, the lugs, braze-on bits, and general shape of the fork crown in the
> one close up of the head tube area don't look right to me.
> Also, I would like to know if anyone has seen a "Super Colnago" from that or
> any other era, or with a 531 sticker. ;-)
> Buyer beware on this one...
>
> Bill Bryant
> Santa Cruz, CA
>
>
> Andrew Gillis wrote:
>
> > CRs:
> >
> > This eBay "70s Colnago" from Holland seems rather odd to me. Maybe the
> > experts can verify the era and accuracy, but this is the first Colnago I've
> > seen with 531 decals! The rear tire to seat tube clearance is rather large,
> > and the "super colnago" designation is also suspect. Photographs are too
> > small to show much detail. Description of "Crankcase has a W or M shape
> > cutout" is also inconsistent.
> >
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1826596499
> >
> > I'm not chasing this one, it's too small (and weird) for me.
> >
> > Andrew Gillis (Long Beach, CA)