Who has the nicest Colnago paint job?

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soilsampler
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by soilsampler

make mine orange...

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CharlesM
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I like the older Mapei version just for that bit of extra white...

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by Run300

stella-azzurra wrote:Here is the Mapei version

http://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos ... G_0851.jpg



Mapei - beautiful

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By paint job you really have to ignore everyones posts which seem more about 'decals' than actual paint. I always really liked the late 80's Colnago Master paint job. Simple, but always looked great in sunlight as it was all mica/pearl fades.
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by stella-azzurra

Actually the C40's from 2001-2003 were actual paint jobs. I have both the Geo and the Mapei version.
The 1992 Colnago Master I recently acquired has a lot of decals and a fade paint job of silver and red.
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by CaliBuddha

That all white Mapei is sick!

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Tinea Pedis
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Out of curiosity :roll: how common nowadays are the Mapei frames?

I can honestly say there's not very many more frames that I would currently consider buying, but this is certainly one of them.

Is it simply a matter of keeping an eye out for them on Ebay, etc?

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by TMK001

Yeah, quite a few come up... but mainly Dreams (the alloy frames) the C50s are a bit more unusual... A mob recently ordered 20 odd frames (I think that is the minimum) in the Mapei colors in the EPS frame type and I think they sold. They weren't cheap though.

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by majklnajt

Where were they ordered? At Colnago or Maestro?

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monty dog
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by monty dog

Maestro in the UK gets his frames painted in Belgium and can offer a wide variety of finishes including discontinued schemes including Mapei on request.
Just ride

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by majklnajt

Thank you, I know what Mike at Maestro does. I asked TMK001 if the order was at Maestro.

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by c50jim

R&A Cycles in New York had Colnago run up a bunch of EPS with the last Mapei paint scheme (at least their site implies it got them from Ernesto). Here's a link:

http://www.racycles.com/road/road-frame ... meset.aspx

I just bought a C40 with the same paint (except black fork) on EBay. It should be here next week. Actually, my favourite Colnago paint job is the older Mapei one with a lot of white. I have a Tecnos painted that way but it's -16 here and I don't want to go out to the garage, pull it down and take a picture.

Even though I eventually tired of it, I also have a soft spot for the original C40 paint job that I had for 11 years - the one Ballerini had when he won Roubaix in 1995. The pic is too big to add here, but here's a link to Museeuw's 96 bike:

http://www.frfsports.com/news/reviews/Ride%20C40.pdf

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my favorites-
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but then again I am biased...
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Why is Zabel's head so rectangular?? :lol: I do love yours though CC.

c50 - can't recall seeing many of those c40's around! Very nice!

Honestly, has there been a team with frames as dapper as Mapei? I struggle to think of one.

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Is Ernesto grimacing at the thought of all that Shimano all over Zabel's bike?

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