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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:48 am
Posts: 21
Hey folks'

I'm selling this beautiful 1988/89 (?) Colnago Master off-road mountain bike equipped with Shimano Deore XT groupset and some really cool components:

- frameset:
- Colnago Master Mountain frame with Columbus Gilco Design tubes. 50 cm size;
- rigid Colnago pantographed steel fork;
- beautiful Colnago headset;

- wheelset:
- ultra-rare Ambrosio California 'Off Road Competition' fully red anodized rims with a nice aero dynamic shape;
- Shimano XT M730 hubs;
- inox Formula spokes, the original Hutchinson tyres;

- drivetrain & shifting:
- Shimano XT FC-M730 crankset, with 170mm arms and 48/38/28 Biopace II chainrings;
- Shimano XT PD-M730 pedals;
- Shimano XT BB-M730 bottom bracket;
- Shimano 6 speed freewheel + new KMC chain (not pictured on the images);
- Shimano XT FD-M730 front derailleur;
- Shimano XT RD-M735 rear derailleur (not the original);
- Shimano XT SL-M730 thumbies with indexed/friction option;

- braking:
- Shimano XT BR-M730 cantilever (front);
- Shimano XT BR-M731 "Shark Tooth" U-brake, mounted under the chainstay;
- Shimano XT BL-M730 with 4 position lever reach adjustment and rubber cover;

- handling:
- Italmanubri (ITM) Mach3 ergal handlebar with unusual teardrop profile + the original foam grips;
- the matching ITM stem;
- a weird ITM seatpost;
- Avocet Mountain W30 saddle;

The bike was barely used judging by the really good condition of the consumables (freewheel, chainrings, brake pads etc.). Still, being stored negligently for a long time has affected the frame a bit, it has a few rusty spots here and there and some of the decals started to fade out/peel. This might give a worn look to it, but I'm pretty sure a new decal set would make wonders to this bike. Also, the tyres need to be replaced, the running surface is like new but the sidewalls started to fall apart.

I found the bike with a broken rear derailleur (probably the reason why it wasn't used). I tried to replace it with the exact same model but the best option I had was an M735, which is pretty much the same thing as the M730

Otherwise, the bicycle is in a really-really good overall shape, the rims are perfectly true, the bearings run smooth and there are no technical issues or hidden damages. All the components work great, and - besides the fact that it's a part of MTB history - it's a fully functional mountain bike.

You can find a bunch more detailed images here. Let me know if you need more of them: . Check the top-right corner for the full resolution. It will be shipped as ready to ride with new cabling and chain (missing from the images).

The starting price WAS 900 GBP// now it's 550 GBP, delivered in EU

And now comes the bad news :D : the bike is located in Romania, but I'm sure we can work out some way to ship it safely and relatively cheaply to you. Also, my newbie status on this forum and my nationality might raise some trust issues so if you have a considerable history on I'm offering to send the bike before payment. You receive it, check it and if everything is fine, you send me the money. I'm asking for a small part of the price which covers the shipping costs though.

UPDATE: the shipping costs will be included in the final price, so you have a better idea how much this whole thing will cost you.

Thanks for checking!

- F

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Last edited by ferkovacska on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:12 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:07 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:27 pm
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Location: Vienna
I had one just like this down to the rims, seatpost and handlebar/stem so I would think it´s all original.
Would be interested in this - rest via PM.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:48 am
Posts: 21
Don't be shy with the offers guys, I won't get offended by any of them.

I am aware that the price is very cheeky, I started with a bigger score because I'm not 100% sure about the value of this bike, I just have a vague idea about that. It's hard to define it. If it turns out my estimation is really that wrong, I'm willing to reduce the price significantly.

Last edited by ferkovacska on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:47 am 
Old School Hero
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Posts: 168
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Greetings from Utah, USA,

Great bike, absolutely wonderful. Are you willing to ship it to the USA? If so, what would you charge and what would accept in US dollars?



PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:27 pm 
Retro Guru
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Location: the Netherlands
PM send

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:04 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:48 am
Posts: 21
bump I guess

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:53 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:48 am
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How about 700 GBP? :D

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:43 pm 
Old School Hero

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Pm sent.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:48 am
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Still available. What if I change the currency, huh?

Still 700 but in euros. Plus shipping.

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