Colnago have made 2016 version of the 1983 Arabesque,
which was built in very limited numbers to commemorate Colnago’s 30th anniversary, the lugs were made specially for this model by the Rauler brothers
with a crimped top tube and round down and seat tubes, the frame set was more akin to the Super and mexico model than Master..
I read somewhere the whole re-issue deal came about after an employee found a long lost box of the Arabesque lugs , but I doubt that’s the truth.
The 2016 model is more akin to the Master, with U.K. distributor Windwave even listing it as an Arabesque Master
The remake has a crimp tubed main triangle,like the Master,
available in white and light blue, my favs are red and black…
Picked this up a while back, 2 bus rides and 4 trains to get it…
The “Headshok” needs servicing, and there is a dent on the non driveside down tube underside, just above the bottom bracket shell..
…which I did not see until I got the frame home, I was a little choked by it’s discovery to be honest, but there are no cracks around it, and it does not appear to have compromised the integrity of the local welds.
I plan to use SRAM components, and try to make it an all American build.
My friend is a Cannondale agent, so I will take the frame to him to send to the distributor as they should be able to properly service the forks.
Got this in the summer, Colnago Super Pui, Tange tubes, circa 1994.
Vendor said he picked it up in Italy, found in the back of and old bike shop,the windmill decal on the rear of the seat tube is from a Dutch retailer, hard to see how an Italian bike was sold in Italy by a shop from Holland, I think more likely the vendor bought in the U.K.
Picked this up the other day, a C50 Cyclocross,
ex Rabobank team bike which was a reserve bike for Joeri Adams
Bike was purchased by the vendor from the Rabobank team official resale agent, and came with full
Dura Ace 7800 group and Pro stem, bars and seat post, all team spec and original, the vendor installed the mis matched wheelset.
This fella must have been really stoned…
Vintage bikes, road, track, mtb, etc have been reaching premium prices these last few years.
I’ve been keeping an eye on vintage bmx bikes, when I was a lad, my parents got me a second hand Diamond Back (they bought my brother a brand new one,maybe because I was no good at school), and lusted after GT’s, Haro’s and especially Hutch Trickstars, during a recent online auction browse, I found this exquisite piece, restored by a bmx collector in the U.K….
stunning ! refurbed with nos components…
trick platform on top tube/ seat cluster and bear cage type trick mount on the chain stays…
and trick pegs on the forks
vendor asking just under $15,000, I wonder if this will set a precedent in the market?
This has recently surfaced on an online auction site…
The components are certainly a mixed bunch…
” Dura ace 7400 front and rear dérailleur crankset, headset and seatpost.
Shimano 600 brakes tri color.
Cinelli stem and aero bar
Shimano bar end shifters
Shimano 105 brake levers
Shimano 105 front wheel
Shimano 600 rear wheel ”
” Lance Armstrong’s 1995 team Motorola Caloi eddy Merckx MX leader. 56cm.
The bike has been used and raced by lance Armstrong during the 1995 season. ”
This bicycle certainly is a part of pro road racing history, but I wonder if it will achieve it’s nearly $10k
buy it now price, given how far Armstrong fell from grace after being proven a cheat?