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Is it just plain wrong?!?!?!(29 posts)

Is it just plain wrong?!?!?!the bull
Aug 23, 2003 10:14 PM
As wrong as it feels it just looks too sweet!
Its gonna be hard to tell everyone that admires it
the truth!
DOH!!!!the bull
Aug 23, 2003 10:22 PM
Looks great, but why? (nm)UcannotBsirius
Aug 24, 2003 2:10 AM
And what was wrong with the specialized?off roadie
Aug 24, 2003 12:52 PM
I'm assuming you like it and you ride it? Looks like a decent lugged steel frame that could give the right rider thousands of comfortable training / touring miles, if not a little racing. "Its not about the bike..."

Anyhow, seem like yer wasting your time hiding something that doesn't need hiding. Granted, the red color wasn't aesthetically pleasing, but the BRAND is nothing to be ashamed of, seeing as its the RIDER that matters most.

You couldn't pay me to re-paint my old "lava red" GT singlespeed MTB conversion, even though its got half the decals missing, has faded to orange, and has a blue "Breezer" fork. I'd rather folks KNOW I'm riding a POS (and passing them) than let them think I'm trying to hide what is is I'm riding.
This a boy deface all his bikes! Look!Ernesto Colnago
Aug 24, 2003 1:45 PM
He takes The Litespeed stickers off!
Seriously!the bull
Aug 24, 2003 2:21 PM
Nothing was wrong with the bike.
I got it for free and was going to build it up.
I got bored and decided to paint it.
I did not like the red color and wanted a light blue.
I have had a set of colnago stickers laying around since I lost the bid on a bike I thought I was going to restore.
I like the way the decals look on the frame so I did it.

I am not ashamed of the fact that it was a specalized.
Infact I belive it is built as well or better than some of the Colnagos I have seen that are older.The lugs are nice and it rides really nice.

It is mostaly a joke as a lot of the guys I ride with have Colnagos and have paid alot for them.When I belive the money is wasted and you paying for the name.So I got the name and the steel.Is it the same? No it is not. Is it worth a laugh? Yes it is I think it is haliarious.

Did Christo wrap up your backyard or is that fake too? :) nmdivve
Aug 24, 2003 2:41 PM
And what was wrong with the specialized?andre71144
Aug 24, 2003 6:23 PM
well my 54cm specialized with campy mix(circa 1995) weighs in at's great for training though and i picked it up at an end of year clearance for $650.00 all in all not a bad deal. as long as the hill aren't to steep
for the complete effect....divve
Aug 24, 2003 3:08 AM
I noticed a shoebox in the closet first....teoteoteo
Aug 24, 2003 4:35 AM
Did you ever happen to be in the LAPD or try to set-up O.J.?
Looks sweet!....High Gear
Aug 24, 2003 5:06 AM
Now put it up on ebay as a 89' vintage Colnago...never ridden. No, just kidding. It does look really good. I could convince myself it was the real thing if it were mine. I saw a pseudo Pinarello on ebay the other day. It looked good too. Ride it and enjoy.
Here it is built up a little "Project Cloanago"the bull
Aug 24, 2003 5:28 AM
So far:
Bars,stem,headset, fork, and frame were free.
The Materials to strip the frame and paint it were $25.
I had to buy a Colnago sticker kit for $34.
So far: $59 dollars!
Free Forma SL bars too?High Gear
Aug 24, 2003 5:50 AM
I used them for many years untill changing over to Deda 215 shallow drops. Not bad for a $59 investment. Now that you have a beautiful Italian rig you must spend all the money that you saved so far on Campagnolo C-Record to get the full effect. Be sure to post a pic when it's completed.
I am using Campy but..the bull
Aug 24, 2003 6:06 AM
not the Original stuff.I will build this one with Ergo levers.
I am going to restore a real one later.
I wanted to practice on a frame I did not care too much about.
I am going to put on a Veloce 9 speed group with a triple(Its a clone).
It will be my rain bike.
This sure definitely be a fixed-gear bike.Spoiler
Aug 24, 2003 8:45 AM
here's what the finished product could look like.
Thanks for showing off my fixed gear bike...(nm)stephenb
Aug 24, 2003 7:55 PM
Looks sweet!....High Gear
Aug 24, 2003 5:36 AM
Now put it up on ebay as a 89' vintage Colnago...never ridden. No, just kidding. It does look really good. I could convince myself it was the real thing if it were mine. I saw a pseudo Pinarello on ebay the other day. It looked good too. Ride it and enjoy.
Well, yeah, I'd say so.djg
Aug 24, 2003 7:22 AM
I mean, no skin off my back and I like the colors and all, but it seems like a form of lying to me. You might counter that it's not lying so much as joking (or maybe paying tribute even).

I'm guessing that Ernesto probably would not be pleased, but what do I know? You could ask him. Or his lawyers, if you're curious.
When I sawa this my heart wasa broken!Ernesto Colnago
Aug 24, 2003 10:33 AM
In all my years a makin the steel bike I see this and I cry.
It was likea look at the fred of the month in the National champ jersey rida by on his Ultegra Trek!
I like you Bull you maka all the jokes here and play around.
This is good but now you deface my soul and turn a Tiawan
bike with my name on it is a disgrace.
I gonna make you an offer you cant refuse!
Send me this bike and I give you a real one.
You like the dream.I send you.
You like a C-50.You got it!
harhar. nicehungry
Aug 24, 2003 11:35 AM
alotta umah
Its worth tons of money!Sprint-Nick
Aug 24, 2003 11:43 AM
I think you have a very limited edition frame. To save on the export costs Colnago licensed Specialized to build their American frames by sending Colnago over to America to show a select few Specialized frame builders the secret. However, over the years mysteriously many frames have dissapeared it appears you have the last one. It should be worth a small fortune!!!

If anyone believed that story I'd feel sorry for the gullible guy.

How DARE you, have you no shame?????????roadmeister
Aug 24, 2003 6:03 PM
Are you kidding me??? How dare you, soil the the great name of Ernesto Colnago, by forging his name on a frame of lesser value??? Many people work very hard building a quality Italian frame regarded the world over as one of the finest crafted bicycles in production. How do you think they might feel?? Yes, we may pay a bit more for the Colnago name, but the man does put money back into the sport via his sponsorship of several Pro and neo-pro teams. Flame me as you wish, but I think that you are way out of line here, and what if you decide to sell the frame someday?? Do you dare divulge the 'secret' that you keep??
I hope so, as it would be criminal not to. If you really want a Colnago, as it appears you do, then just go out and buy a Colnago, and enjoy the heritage and performance that a 'real' Colnago will provide you. Signed, a Colnago owner.
What a pretty frame....rwbadley
Aug 24, 2003 9:46 PM
Specialized built some really nice lugged frames. The baby blue is a real eyecatcher.

I have mixed emotions about the use of the stickers tho'. I have an old lugged Celo Super that was a rebadged Colnago from the mid eighties. They went the other way, took a 'Nag and put some other name on. Would I repaint it with Colnago stickers, even tho it is one? no, probably not.

I can definitely see why you did it, and really like the look of it. Nobody would know, unless you told 'em. Post another pic when it's all built up...

I didn't think Colnago used stickers thoughColnagoFE
Aug 25, 2003 10:05 AM
Don't they paint on the logo name now? I know that is the way it is on my Master X. Though maybe they used stickers at one point. I don't really get putting a Colnago sticker on a non-Colnago bike tho unless the attempt is to pawn it off at a high price to some sucker on Ebay. It's kinda like wearing a fake Rolex watch. Why bother?
re: Is it just plain wrong?!?!?!spankdoggie
Aug 25, 2003 12:09 AM
I know where the bull is coming from. He is rebelling against the dominant forces that put so much emphasis on the kind of bike you ride, and not the skill level of the rider.

I find the joke very funny, and it took alot of time and effort, but little money for the bull. I get the joke.

The bull is a jackass in my book, and I know I am a jackass in his book, but he is fighting against the same enemies as I am. The enemy of my enemy, is my friend.
Your book must be gettin' pretty thick by now ;-)...nmrwbadley
Aug 25, 2003 6:51 AM
please describe painting method nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 25, 2003 5:06 AM
I think I'd take the opposite approach-how about Huffy decals?nmStraightblock
Aug 25, 2003 7:57 AM
OUCH! Serious Trademark Infringement! (nm)tmguy
Aug 25, 2003 8:14 AM