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Colnago advice(2 posts)

Colnago advicecx
Oct 28, 2002 9:36 AM
I have a chance to purchase a NOS Colnago International frame for $440 with shipping. It has Columbus tubing. Is this a good deal? What sort of drivetrain compatibility issues will I have with new road components(thinking Campy Chorus 9 speed). The seller says it has 130mm rear dropouts. I was going to go for a new road bike next year, but I'm a sucker for lugged steel frames. Thanks in advance!
re: Colnago adviceWalter
Oct 28, 2002 5:51 PM
I'm not familiar with the International but Colnagos are usually pricey. I picked up a NOS Master Light (model before the current Master XLight) for the same money and am happy with my bike.

130mm dropouts will accomadate any modern drivetrain you might like and/or any retro set-up you might contemplate. My Master has A Record/Chorus Ergo 8 mix and I could go Ergo 10 or transplant the S. Record group off my Basso if that happened to light my fire.