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Colnago Serial Number Verification?(4 posts)

Colnago Serial Number Verification?analog1
Jul 17, 2003 9:18 AM
Hello all, Here is the situation. I have what a Colnago frame st that I believe to be a 1988 Super. It has all the requisite clover pantographing and cut outs (bottom Bracket shell). It's got lattice effect paint job. Blue to white fade... It's real nice.

Last week I went into my LBS to get the headset pressed and this pompous ass sales guy says "Oh look, it's a fake colnago" without really looking at the frame citing the font and lack of clearcoating over the decals as evidence. He mentioned something about Benettos that were being imported as colnagos from mexico. He was a total jack ass about the whole thing. I pointed out the pantographing and cutouts and serial number and he admitted that these things were comforting.

My question... Finally... is WHO CAN I CALL OR EMAIL WITH THE SERIAL NUMBER TO MAKE SURE THE FRAME IS LEGIT? DO I call a bike shop that sells colnagos? Do I call colnago?

Please I am really happy to have this frame, any information y'all could share would be fantastic!

re: Colnago Serial Number Verification?dave woof
Jul 17, 2003 9:50 AM
I bought a Super in 1983 in Germany, it did not have clear coating over the decals, in fact I peeled them off (wanted the frame not the name) anyway.. also, it did not have any serial number... pretty sure it was really Colnago.

re: Colnago Serial Number Verification?russw19
Jul 17, 2003 7:11 PM
Clear coating high end Italian frames was not that common in the early eighties. The frames were built to be raced, not cherished for 25 years. They often had pretty bad paint jobs too.

You can try emailing Trialtir-USA or try Colnago directly. Ask them if they can help you determine if your frame is indeed authentic.

re: Colnago Serial Number Verification?gdtrfb24
Jul 18, 2003 5:41 AM
the serial number on my mid 80's nago is stamped on the right rear dropout. if i remember, it's 4 digits and i've been told it refers to the month and year the frame was produced.