Friday, December 25, 2009
A Very Rare 1968/1969 Colnago
Pre-1970 Colnago bikes are very, very rare. Even rarer is one that appears to be completely original except for the wheels. If your are a Colnago fan make sure you take a close look at this bike which is currently on ebay by a well known French collector.
For a three part video of the life of Ernesto Colnago look here, and more about early Colnago bikes here.
Listing description: "Extremely rare early Colnago in lovely original condition. The bike is presented as found. I believe the parts to be all original except for the Weinmann rims and brakes that have been upgraded at some point in the bike's history.
50,5 cm c to c seat tube, top tube 52,5 cm c to c.
No date stamp on the rear derailleur.
The bike is post Mexico 1968 (check decals), it has all the features of a pre-1970 Colnago so I would say 1968 or 1969.
It would appear that this is one of the earliest Colnagos known, so it is an important addition to the handful of identified pre-1970 models, especially as it is so original : paint, decals and parts.
The bike is presented in unrestored, uncleaned, barn find authentic condition."
Photos: ebay listing
Updated January 2, 2010: final selling price on ebay: $7,101.00
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