|18th February 2013||#1|
Colnago México Vintage Steel Bicycle "Rolf Vector Pro"
Hi guys, i'm selling this marvellous Colnago México steel vintage bicycle from my private collection. This "pearl" comes equipped with:
- Shimano 105 groupset
- Shimano Deore brakes
- Rolf Vector Pro wheels and hubs
- Selle Italia saddle
- Dolce Vita saddle carbon spike
- TTT Stem
- Mattock carbon bottle of water cage
- Dropbars Cinelli Criterium classic
- Racing columbus SL geometry: 53cm Top Tube X 51cm Seat Tube
I'm asking: 1000 pounds + 41 pounds (shipping costs to any country on europe)
Any questions, please feel free to ask me anything. The bicycle is in Portugal.
Last edited by jsntos; 18th February 2013 at 02:43.
|18th February 2013||#9|
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|18th February 2013||#21|
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Colnago of that period had very simple, smart, seat stay brazings. That stay cluster is a mess. Maybe its a Colnago, maybe it isn't.
But Colnago is the most 'faked' frame manufacturer.
|20th February 2013||#32|
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Hmm not even the front fork ends look right in the way the fork blades taper & are flat on the sides.
As said, that seat lug certainly look to be a Colnago, nor the tops of the rear seat stays either. The BB is a veritable puzzle.
I did have a Mexico but it was too big for me, & now can't recall it's exact details, except it had 1/2 chrome fork ends & seat stays, & that was pitted.
|21st February 2013||#35|
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I hate to throw more water onto the obviously out of control chip pan, tho I cannot stop myself...bad toad....;)
Shouldn't you have smelt the kipper when you bought a 'racing' geometry frame...with a longer top tube than seat tube? that screams 'sedate' and not 'pointy'...I am reading what has been written correctly?
Hilly Ben is right you really have to start embracing that this exquisite 'pearl' is actually a 'pup'...
|21st February 2013||#36|
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I once had a Colnago track frame- well, that's what the stickers said so it must be true.......the warm glow disappeared when there were obvious front mech pinch marks on the seat tube, graceful lugs yes, but no clover leaf engraving anywhere.
I guess it might have been parked next to a real Colnago at some stage in its life......
|21st February 2013||#37|
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On a lighter note...it's a nice collection of parts...just get a new frame...
Last edited by Wingedangel; 21st February 2013 at 21:37. Reason: trying to add levity..and some sort of hug...
|23rd February 2013||#48|
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I think the Benotto is a slightly different kettle of fish from the Colnago. Aside from the bike refurbishing with less than original paint, and stickers ...oh, and yes the fork doesn't belong here, there is another thing which puzzles me and that is the cable routing on the top tube. Most pre-mexican 3000's I have seen had cable loops on the top tube and not internal routing. In the early 80's some Benotto 3000 models had internal routing but whether these were made in Italy is a question. Having said that many good frames were built in Mexico as well...not all broke. Still think this looks like a 3000...but then I have been wrong before.
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