OMG i think i'm in love... with a colnago

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Lizanne
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Postby Lizanne » 21 Jan 2013, 11:06


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Postby Bill K CX » 21 Jan 2013, 16:21

Is this vintage bling on roids?

Gotta love the gold plating and ferrari badges

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Postby mikesbytes » 22 Jan 2013, 07:16

Does it come in pink?

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Postby timyone » 22 Jan 2013, 09:39

It looks like it is melting to me

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Postby marc2131 » 22 Jan 2013, 09:48

Isn't gold heavy?
Gold plating on a high-end road bike sounds contradictory to me. But then on the other hand, this probably wasn't designed for actual racing but as a piece of jewellery for wannabe sportsMEN.

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Postby jermxx » 22 Jan 2013, 09:55

Not a fan of the swoopy top tube...

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Postby Lizanne » 22 Jan 2013, 10:00

*flutter*
swoon!

mindless female babble... it's so far out of my league

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Postby weiyun » 22 Jan 2013, 10:44

Instant gratification at under $15k. Bargain! ;)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NOS-COLNAGO- ... 2c6bc1436c

PS. Being early generation CF, I wouldn't ride it too aggressively.

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Postby marc2131 » 22 Jan 2013, 10:56

I wouldn't buy one, but if someone gave one to me, I'd never ride it.
Hang on the lounge room wall as a piece of velo-art.

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Postby Toff » 22 Jan 2013, 22:53

The has one of these. The one on Ebay is from much later than the Powerhouse one or Lizanne's example. The gold plated C-Record is quite rare and valuable, but there are plenty of C35 frames floating around out there, since they were in production for a decade, up until around 1999.

The interesting thing about the gold plated C-Record parts (which were available for a number of models in 1989, not just the C35) is that many parts weren't actually Record. For example, the brake levers on the 1989 C35 Lizanne posted are actually Chorus levers, even though they are the correct gold plated ones for the C35 Anniversary model. Those with a keen eye will notice that there is a quick-release mechanism on the brake levers AND the brake calipers. This is an anomaly caused by the choice of the Cobalto calipers, which are technically Super Record, not C-Record. Cobalto calipers had been out of production for 3 years when the C35 was launched. The proper brake levers for Cobalto calipers do not have a quick-release mechanism, but instead of reproducing these for the limited production run, Campagnolo chose Chorus. They could not choose the Record ones, because by 1989, the Record ones had the Powergrade slots in the front of the levers - a feature for adjusting the finnicky Deltas. Since there was already overkill with the two quick-release mechanisms, using the Powergrade levers would not only have been redundant - It would have looked silly... The skewers on the C35 gold plated hubs (not shown in Lizanne's example) are also Chorus. Go figure...

About 18 months ago, I tried to buy a C35 mountain bike from a bike shop in Perth. They wanted nearly $4k, but before I was able to haggle, someone else snapped it up. Oh well...

is for sale for just under $5k.

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Postby Toff » 23 Jan 2013, 13:29

Nope. I didn't write that. In fact, I didn't even see the bit about DHBC when I posted it. There you go...

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Postby Eleri » 23 Jan 2013, 20:08

I'm guessing it is Charles who wrote that.

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Postby weiyun » 25 Jan 2013, 00:19

Charles Pickett. A give away.


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