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Frank
11-13-2005, 04:49 PM
The supply is almost gone of these NOS Colnagos, so if you are interested in one in this size and model here it is! This beautiful frame, circa 1988, measures 55cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube, or 53.5cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the center of the top tube, with a 54cm top tube. The frame has a striking hot pink to mint green fade paint scheme. This frame was made in Italy of Columbus SLX Spiral Conic steel tubing designed especially for Colnago. The down tube is custom tapered for this Colnago Conic model. It is wider at the bottom for stiffness when sprinting or climbing, much like the philosophy behind the Serotta Colorado Concept tubing.

The frame has the Colnago ace of clubs pantographed into the top of the seat stays and bottom bracket shell, bottom chromed head tube lug, and brake bridge stay. The Colnago ace of clubs is cut out of the bottom of the bottom bracket shell, and the word COLNAGO is engraved into the bottom of the shell.

The chromed 1” threaded fork has the Colnago ace of clubs pantographed in the top of the fork crown and the word “COLNAGO” pantographed in the side of the fork crown. The head tube lugs, drive side chainstay, and rear dropouts are chromed also.

The rear spacing is 130mm, head tube length is 125mm, and the fork steerer is 1” threaded and 202mm tall (long enough for you to size it for your specific headset and height preference). This frame has adjustable rear horizontal Campagnolo Campy dropouts (screws not included), braze-on front derailleur tab and down tube shifter bosses, derailleur cable guides under the bottom bracket shell, two sets of water bottle bosses, and the rear brake cable is routed inside the top tube.

There are no dings or dents…this bike is in wonderful condition. A nine-speed Shimano Ultegra wheel fits perfectly in the rear dropouts. There may be a few very tiny pin-prick marks from being in storage for 15 years or so but you would have to look for them to find them. The chrome on the right chain stay, head tube lugs, and fork is shiny and bright. The frame has been completely treated inside the tubes with Boeshield T-9 rust prevention spray.

This frame will turn heads wherever you go…it is stunningly beautiful! It also will provide you with a wonderful ride that you can only experience on a Colnago. Once you build this frame up and ride it, you will understand why Colnago has such a fiercely loyal following.

$500 shipped, packed, and insured to the lower 48 United States. More pictures available on request.

Frank
11-14-2005, 12:37 AM
Sold on eBay...thanks!