Thinking of buying a older Colnago to rebuild.
Found this one but Iam not sure what kind of model it is. It says C50 one the bike but it has no diamond chainstay.
Is it fake or did they make C50 models like this?
Grateful if any one can help me find out when this model is from and information/ specs
Calnago wrote:Never seen a C50 without the diamond cutout. As was said, even the late C40's had the diamond cutout. It was carried over to the C50. There was a slight revision where they gave the edges a more rounded, softer edge versus the more square edge, but as far as I know they always had the diamond cutout from Day 1. The rest looks pretty legit. Does it have any backstory? Have you asked the seller about it? That would be the first thing I did. Maybe there were a few made without it or even could have been a special request, but still legit.
I asked the seller, but he didn't know. He bought it used and is the second owner. But he believed it was from 2006 and that it was a "sprint" model with a lower top tube (c-c 53cm) and a shorter hedtub than the standard C50 . The Seat tube is 51cm. He also mentioned something about they made some special for the proriders.
I can't find this model any wear, so I don't know if it a good bike or not.
It looks a little bit like the extreme- c but with thiner chainstay .
Also, two measurements that are pretty easy to verify is 1) the distance from the center of the BB to the where the seat collar "starts". Basically about a centimeter from the very top of the seat tube. This will always be the nominal "size" of the frame and what Colnago publishes as the size. The other is headtube length. If you had those you could at least start verifying some measurements with the standard geo chart to figure out if it's a custom geometry or not. If it's custom, I'd pass. Colnago's standard geometries are very good and refined after years of trial and error and feedback. I'd stick with the tried and true.
Calnago wrote: If it's custom, I'd pass. Colnago's standard geometries are very good and refined after years of trial and error and feedback. I'd stick with the tried and true.
Funny, if its real and custom Id be more inclined to buy it, I like different.
I never liked the diamond cutouts anyhow.
Looks very much like my Extreme Power
Cant see the pic, but I thougt the chainstays on the EP was beefier than the bike I posted?
And why put C50 on a EP ?
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