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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:25 am 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0685455038

This is going to go high!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:47 am 
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Getting up there!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:20 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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$4500 is quite a lot... and 5h to go


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:57 am 
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South Korean buyer closed at US$6,750.00


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:32 am 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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Oh crap :shock:

Maybe I should consider selling mine...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:09 am 
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Why has this gone for so much more than the many Master, Tecnos etc frames that go for a few hundreds on eBay?? Is this a case of mass purchasing hysteria?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:12 am 
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It is not NOS. It has headset, cage and shifters fitted, so it is a used frame.

Imo nearly 7K is a bit absurd for this mediocre frame. I saw an Arabesque full bike advertised locally a couple weeks ago and I bet it could be had for a fraction of this.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:16 am 
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Colnago made Arabesque´s about 2% of that how many Masters they made... :wink: (just a guess)

There has been rumours, that only 500 frames were made, but I have seen serials bigger than that.

There was couple months ago, very rusty Arabesque -frame on ebay and it sold around $2000


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:57 pm 
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500 is not much, but it is also not rare. Of a 7K frame you would expect it is a one off or that they made a couple of it and that there is very meaningfull historical significance. A bit like with C-26 that sold for 12K about a year ago. The Arabesque gives a bit the impression it is crafted by a single artist, but that is not actually the case and 500 is a quite substantial number.

I think the ground in the price has to be sought in that Colnago enjoys a wide recognition among both very dedicated enthousiast and afficionados less deep into cycling. Possibly a Korean businessman wants to have something to talk about with his relations during a ride or in his office where the frame will be on display.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:00 pm 
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If he opts for the later option he could place this one next to it >>

http://link.marktplaats.nl/460302456


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