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Old 02-14-2021, 03:22 AM
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-Mer....m46890.l49292

This might work for me size wise, but not really sure about ti frames in general. Geometry by Tom Kellogg!

Anybody knows what model/year this is? Seller isn't sure.

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This Titanium classis road bike will come to you with wear from age and use. You will notice cosmetic scratches, scuffs, cable rub, chain stay slap and nicks. There are no dents or gouges.

This frame has not been used in years. It will most likely need cleaning.
The fork is a carbon fiber 1 inch Time. You will notice scratches and scuffing.
A Shimano 1 inch Dura Ace headset is included as well as a bottom bracket.


54 center to center top tube
52 center to center seat tube
4.25 inch head tube

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Old 02-14-2021, 06:20 AM
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I'm glad it went well for you. 54s would be too big for me but a 55 traditional would be spot on, since this was never clear I had to pass. Happy riding, it looks lovely.

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I actually bought this C59 and the transaction went well. The "seller" was selling it for a friend, so perhaps some of the inconsistencies could have been from miscommunication. I also contacted Colnago and they verified it as a 54s, which was fine for me.

In addition, he agreed to have it checked out by a local shop, Atlanta Cycles, and they said it was in great condition, so I took the chance. It arrived about three days after shipbikes picked it up from Atlanta Cycles.

I was able to take it on a short shakedown ride after assembling it, and it rode better than expected. I will need to fine-tune the saddle height and angle, but this initial setup was good for that purpose. This is also my first experience with an electronic groupset and I can see why they are so well-liked.

Overall, I think it was a fantastic deal for a complete C59 with Di2 and Mavic Kysrium SLR wheels.
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:42 AM
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Anybody knows what model/year this is? Seller isn't sure.
It has the press-fit/grease guard bottom bracket shell, so should be pre 1992. You can determine the exact year of production from the serial number which is stamped on the inner side of the drive-side dropout.

Cool bikes. I recently picked up a bare Merlin frameset from the same era. Just be aware that the bottom bracket design will limit you to using square-taper cranksets.

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Old 02-14-2021, 08:55 AM
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Dean/Merlin might be willing to install a BSA bottom bracket shell on older frames. Worth a call or email to inquire.
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Old 02-14-2021, 09:04 AM
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I actually bought this C59 and the transaction went well. The "seller" was selling it for a friend, so perhaps some of the inconsistencies could have been from miscommunication. I also contacted Colnago and they verified it as a 54s, which was fine for me.

In addition, he agreed to have it checked out by a local shop, Atlanta Cycles, and they said it was in great condition, so I took the chance. It arrived about three days after shipbikes picked it up from Atlanta Cycles.

I was able to take it on a short shakedown ride after assembling it, and it rode better than expected. I will need to fine-tune the saddle height and angle, but this initial setup was good for that purpose. This is also my first experience with an electronic groupset and I can see why they are so well-liked.

Overall, I think it was a fantastic deal for a complete C59 with Di2 and Mavic Kysrium SLR wheels.
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Old 02-14-2021, 09:20 AM
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47cm Zanc - $900

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My hubby has been on me to sell one of my road bikes so here it goes.

Custom Hand Built Steel Frame Zanconato Road Bike 47cm Equivalent.
Equivalent to size 47/49cm frame – matte gray
Custom Handmade Steel lugged/welded Frame & Fork
Shimano Ultegra front & rear derailleurs
Shimano 105 hubs
Shimano Ultegra front & rear brakes
50/34T x 10 speed (11-25T) Shimano cassette
165mm crank arms
650c Aerohead Velocity Custom built wheels
Chris King Headset
2x bottle cage mounts
38cm Ritchey Bio Max handlebars w/ Shimano Flight Deck
28.7” Stand over Height

If you're a steel frame bicycle lover, you'll know that the custom work of a hand made bike builder is a work of art. Small sizing in custom frames is nothing like that of its mass built counterparts - the proof is in angles and the headtube space. Even though the bike is teeny tiny, the geometry is that of its larger friends! This bike is as solid as the day it was built. Rides quiet and smooth with no rattles – like a dream! Built specifically for a smaller woman, me! I am 5’1” with a 28.5” inseam. “Steel is Real”! Selling because I have another one just like it. It does have my name on the top tube, but a sticker can fix that!

Please ask if you have questions, any at all. Buyer pays shipping in the US.
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Old 02-14-2021, 07:07 PM
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Any idea what this might be? Certainly don't need another project and space taker.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/...276941353.html
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:16 PM
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Not sure but those bars look like what Bruce Gordon modeled his bars after.
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Old 02-14-2021, 09:09 PM
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Atala? Olmo? Internal TT routing!
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Old 02-15-2021, 04:49 AM
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/2019-Firefl....c100930.m5375

56cm Firefly disc, Red AXS groupset with power meter and CeramicSpeed goodies, Enve 3.4 wheels and Ti Silca Pump for $8500 shipped. I feel like if you were local and had a cash offer you might be able to get yourself a pretty nice deal and jump the line.
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Old 02-15-2021, 10:22 AM
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/2019-Firefl....c100930.m5375

56cm Firefly disc, Red AXS groupset with power meter and CeramicSpeed goodies, Enve 3.4 wheels and Ti Silca Pump for $8500 shipped. I feel like if you were local and had a cash offer you might be able to get yourself a pretty nice deal and jump the line.
I guess the dirt and grime come free at that price. I'm obviously nitpicking but not even a wipe down before taking pics to list an $8.5k bike?
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Old 02-15-2021, 10:29 AM
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Forum sponsor BikeTiresDirect.com has 20% off sitewide on orders over $150 today ----- brings great pricing on Shimano stuff that is hard to find on sale..
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Old 02-15-2021, 10:37 AM
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Any idea what this might be? Certainly don't need another project and space taker.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/...276941353.html
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Atala? Olmo? Internal TT routing!
I think it's a Bianchi citi bike from the 1960s
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Not sure but those bars look like what Bruce Gordon modeled his bars after.
Condorino -- they've been around for a long time.
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Old 02-15-2021, 01:07 PM
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Any idea what this might be? Certainly don't need another project and space taker.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/...276941353.html
Maybe a Torpado?
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Old 02-15-2021, 02:06 PM
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[QUOTE=texbike;2881389]It has the press-fit/grease guard bottom bracket shell, so should be pre 1992. You can determine the exact year of production from the serial number which is stamped on the inner side of the drive-side dropout.

Cool bikes. I recently picked up a bare Merlin frameset from the same era. Just be aware that the bottom bracket design will limit you to using square-taper cranksets.

Texbike[/QUOTE


not sure how common it was with those frames but had one from 90 or 91 i bought new and i had to send it back to Merlin after a year and half or so to get the shell replaced because it had got enough play the crank would knock.that was with plenty of maintenance and even new bearings.(was riding +10k mile a year at the time) they welded in a new threaded shell under warranty
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