|Reputable online Colnago dealer?||SPINDAWG|
Nov 12, 2003 5:02 PM
|Was going to wait a little while and let the whole Colnago bashing die down a bit, but I figure what the heck. At least I'll be catching you guys while it fresh on your minds.I kinda like Competitive but I was wondering if there was any other good ones. Thanks in advance!|
|Ask cyclopathic :-) (nm)||TREKY|
Nov 12, 2003 5:11 PM
Nov 13, 2003 7:49 AM
|re: Reputable online Colnago dealer?||rogue_CT1|
Nov 12, 2003 5:19 PM
|I got my CT-1 from bicycledoctor.net. The guys name is Steve and he is great to work with. He is very personable and provides outstanding customer service.
I just ordered a C-50 from Maestro because they have the best prices. The frameset was around $600-$800 less compared to anyone else in the US.
If you want a C-40 check out totalcycling. They have C-40's for awesome prices.
And about the Colnago bashing-- the only real posuers are the people that go on internet message boards and make posts about others being posuers. In the real world nobody really cares what kind of bike you ride, the only thing that matters is how well you can ride.
|re: Reputable online Colnago dealer?||spc15|
Nov 12, 2003 7:19 PM
|I would agree with the post above. I ordered a CT1 last year from Maestro and it has been great. Mike Perry is great to work with
As for Colnago bashing, guess I missed that part....As Rogue CT1 put it it is not what you ride but how you ride....But, then again, I sure do enjoy the way my bike rides!!! FWIW...
|re: Reputable online Colnago dealer?||Dream plus|
Nov 13, 2003 5:09 AM
|I bought a Dream Plus from TotalCycling in 2001. My experience buying the frame was totally satisfactory. The price was great & the frame arrived on time in good shape. It was not what I would call a "grey market" frame.
That said, there is a significant advantage in buying a frame through a company that uses the US distributer - Trialtir-USA. Trialtir offers a 4 yr warrenty vs. the standard 1 yr Colnago warrenty. It will also be easier to handle any problems through a US distributer. If you buy from outside the country it will be considered a "grey market" frame. If there are problems, the US distributer can or will do nothing for you.
I love my frame's fit, handling and paintjob. I've ridden 15000+ miles on over 3 seasons, and it's been great. However,I've finally accepted that I will probably have to replace my frame at MY EXPENSE a lot sooner than I thought as cracks have appeared in the paint at strategic locations on the headtube.
|GVH is now selling them...||biknben|
Nov 13, 2003 6:42 AM
|I just learned the other day the Gary at www.gvhbikes.com is now selling them. His selection and sizes are limited but he may be worth a call. I'm not too familiar with the prices of most Colnago frames (way beyond my reach) but his prices seem competative and he's a joy to do business with.|
|Another maestro rec.||djg|
Nov 13, 2003 7:24 AM
|Mike Perry was very good to deal with--and the price was great.|
Nov 13, 2003 10:38 AM
|I bought a C40 from Mike a few months ago. Everything went smoothly. Even the estimated customs cost was dead-on. Mike's prices were very low, but they could have been even lower if the US$ was not so weak ... no fault of his of course!
I highly recommend him.
Nov 13, 2003 1:56 PM
|re: Maestro and TotalCycling||hudsonite|
Nov 13, 2003 5:39 PM
|Mike at Maestro is very good for Colnago's. Probably one of the very best in any country. You want a frame in a certain paint job, talk to Mike. He will have it ordered from Colnago PDQ and have it to you when it is ready. He knows his business, he knows Colnago's and the frames he sells are not grey market product. His pricing is much better than any US dealer by a lot. And when it comes to experience, he has lots of it.
If you have a problem, which is unlikely, the frame would have to go back to the UK for warranty. Considering that shipping to the UK is not expensive, it is no more complicated than dealing with an out of state dealer.
TotalCycling.com is also top notch. If they have what you want, they will have it on your door step in a couple of days. The prices are good to great on most stuff. The people are easy to work with and the customer service is excellent.
Both firms sell top notch frames and parts at prices significantly lower than what you can find in any US retailer; online or brick and mortar. Both of them can offer better prices by being in Europe and removing one of the middle-men in the food chain.
BTW, the brits and European's in general buy a lot of stuff in the US online. Some things are cheaper here, some are cheaper there. The internet lets people like Maestro and TotalCycling give us European goods cheaper. Not a bad deal I would say.