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Old 07-29-2017, 06:11 PM
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Colnago Arabesque 2016 56cm baby blue F/F/HS

When I read the Bicycling article about the discovery of a batch of original Arabesque lugs and the decision to bring the frameset back to the market, I was intrigued. When I saw photos of a build displayed at Eurobike, I drooled. When Mike @ Maestro offered them for sale, I sent him a deposit.

The bike is a beauty, but never fit me perfectly (too long and low for my back), and the arrival of a delicious Cherubim meant little room for another steel-forked road bike. So here it is, with less than 500 miles on it (my estimate).

Up for sale is the excellent condition frame, fork, installed IRD headset, as well as the original but never installed Colnago headset. Color code is RALB. The fork steerer is left plenty long for just about anybody.

Maestro price is currently $2582, plus shipping, insurance, fees, etc.
Retail in the U.S. is $3799.
Your price: $1900, or half of U.S. retail, plus shipping.

Note that the modern Arabesque frame is built with the cloverleaf cross-section Master tubes, while the vintage ones had round tubes.

High-res photos here.

Geometry chart here. Size 56, so 55 cm TT.






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Old 07-29-2017, 08:08 PM
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belissimo!
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:15 PM
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Damn that's hot. i need to sell a kidney for this. GLWS
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:49 PM
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Wow, stunning.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:32 AM
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the arabesque is one of my favorite bikes ever. just glad that this one is not a 65cm. saves me a lot of anguish. a great buy for someone that wants a truly gorgeous steel colnago.
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:28 AM
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Very tempting. But, if I bought this, then I would have to send a LOT of money to this guy to get the bling to build it........

https://www.ebay.com/sch/vintage.bic...p2047675.l2562
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:40 AM
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This one (in the eBay link below) was discussed on the forum last month. It appears to be the round tube version, with a curved, not straight, fork. Now that I look at it again, I notice that it doesn't have any decal that says "Arabesque" on the top tube (see additional links below), which I thought was on the original version frames, at least those with original paint and decals. Regardless, these are still among my favorite frames of all time. I'm on the downslope of my collecting days, otherwise, I'd be doing some serious mulling over the blue one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Colnago-Arab...p2047675.l2557

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Old 07-30-2017, 11:13 AM
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Oh my, I really love the color on this.
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Old 07-30-2017, 01:36 PM
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Thought this one was going to be gone very quick... average size and stuff... too big or too small is a problem to sell bikes.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:46 AM
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weekend bump

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Old 08-05-2017, 07:57 AM
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:43 PM
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:22 PM
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wow... stunning
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:34 PM
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you have gorgeous bikes

love that purple one too!
loved it back when it was for sale last year.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:37 AM
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