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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:30 pm 
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A friend of my is always looking for a 80's 23inch/23.5inch Colnago road bike but never see's any in this size and the norm is usually no more than 22inch !

Why on earth is this ? Didn't the Italians ever eat their 'Greens' :wink: or are all 23/23.5inch bikes hidden in sheds :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:35 pm 
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there was alovely 23" colnago about 6 weeks ago near me on evilbay
it was columbus tubed full dura ace and feckin lovely looking and hardly used it only went for about 475.00


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:27 am 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
A friend of my is always looking for a 80's 23inch/23.5inch Colnago road bike but never see's any in this size and the norm is usually no more than 22inch !

Why on earth is this ? Didn't the Italians ever eat their 'Greens' :wink: or are all 23/23.5inch bikes hidden in sheds :roll:


The French seem to have a similar height/inside leg problem - I ride 175mm cranks, but whenever Sachs New Success or Mavic "starfish" chainsets come up on eBay they're always 172.5mm tops. Not much of a difference I know, but it would be nice to stick with 175s if I did do a swap (in more recent times TA and Stronglight seem to have been more generous to tall people).

David


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:32 pm 
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Worth trying US eBay as it's true the size range in Europe can be limited. There seem to be a few big Merckxs on eBay at the moment if your mate gets tired of his Colnago ambition and wants a classy alternative.


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