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 Post subject: Colnago Oro Argenta
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:29 pm 
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I picked this up a while back, just bought a dremel, so I'll clean it up some more


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:30 pm 
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got more pics of story so far here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58441410@N ... 101117958/
and here
www.saarf.net


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:10 pm 
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Lovely, what are you going to build it up with?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:05 pm 
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Very nice, will you get it rechromed before building it? I would build it with Super Record parts unless you happen to have a 50th Anniversary group kicking about :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Lovely frame. Do you want to gold plate it again? The Auto-part producers do a lot of gold plateing of steel products. You might want to look that way of you want to regain the original finish.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:07 pm 
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I don't think this one was a gold 'oro', the Argenta was fully chrome.
I may re-chrome it, I was going to cut parts of my shins out to make my legs shorter as the frame is too small for me

i think I will sell though, should I re-chrome? Does it detract from value a great deal as it is?
there was one Argenta at the Gent Stalen Ros, and I belive it went for up to 1400 euros


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saarf wrote:
I don't think this one was a gold 'oro', the Argenta was fully chrome.
I may re-chrome it, I was going to cut parts of my shins out to make my legs shorter as the frame is too small for me

i think I will sell though, should I re-chrome? Does it detract from value a great deal as it is?
there was one Argenta at the Gent Stalen Ros, and I belive it went for up to 1400 euros


Sorry, I thought that it was a Oro (from looking at the scanned Conago information on the flickr page).... I would not recrome it if I should sell it. I dont think it is in bad shape. And sometimes the more used look also have something to it. Imagine it with nice and shiny parts and then the marks of time and use on the frame... I think that that would have worked out. I made the mistake of painting my 92 Conagi because the crome and paint was starting to rust... but after the respray it kind of lost they thing that I got for it. I must however also admitt that I hade the cromed part painted too (mistake!).


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:31 pm 
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ok, wise words, thanks


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saarf wrote:
ok, wise words, thanks


dont know about that... I am sure that you would pay more attention to the details than I did. So might keep its sole... But to me it was no good to give the frame the "makeover"... Sad, that the size is wrong!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:50 pm 
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yes, be a bit awkward cutting my shins out )


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