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Originally Posted by loose spoke View Post
Thanks DD
What cues are you looking at for the paint not being original? I see what you mean about the decal...
I am the buyer, so I'm curious?
I also noticed Colnago didn't use multi color schemes until mid '80s, so repainted makes sense. true?
Thanks...
-Tom
It's not the multi-color as much as it's yellow portion - I just find it hard to fathom how a color like yellow could still look that fresh after 30 years or so out in the real world. It's possible that's original paint, even probable. If it is, it's survived well

Colnago was beginning to do fades by 1983/84. Indicators of your frame are the flat engraved seatstay caps, Colnago stampings on the chainstays, newer clover cutout in the BB shell and fully-sloping aero fork crown. These all started appearing on various frames right around 1983.

I think it's a nice score - and definitely a very different color scheme than we normally see - so you'll have to post some pics and details when you take delivery!

DD
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