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Old 07-30-19, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer View Post
At what point do you say, "perhaps I need a bigger bike"??
At least the seat has been raised. It pains me to pass someone who outgrew their bike several years ago and never raised the saddle. At full "extension" their knees might get to 90°.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
At least the seat has been raised. It pains me to pass someone who outgrew their bike several years ago and never raised the saddle. At full "extension" their knees might get to 90°.

Raised?!?! That's damned near a rectal exam!!
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Old 07-30-19, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer View Post
At what point do you say, "perhaps I need a bigger bike"??


https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik...926423841.html


"But, but, honey....I still fit on it, see?" Someone just didn't want to let it go. lol
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Old 07-30-19, 08:42 PM
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I was going to say that's a very reach down to shift, but with the relative shortness of the top tube, maybe not.
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One.... two.... ALL three times misspelled, even with the name in ginormous letters on the frame (not to mention it's a common English word).

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...946470391.html

Krestrel Road Bike - $699

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Krestrel Talon Road Bike
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make / manufacturer: Krestrel
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Old 07-31-19, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
One.... two.... ALL three times misspelled, even with the name in ginormous letters on the frame (not to mention it's a common English word).

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d...946470391.html

Krestrel Road Bike - $699

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Krestrel Talon Road Bike
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make / manufacturer: Krestrel
I bought my 'Kestrel' from an older gent who was telling me he had a really nice Crestor bike he couldn't ride anymore because of a sore neck. I heard those statins were notorious for causing muscle pain, lol.
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Old 07-31-19, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
I bought my 'Kestrel' from an older gent who was telling me he had a really nice Crestor bike he couldn't ride anymore because of a sore neck. I heard those statins were notorious for causing muscle pain, lol.
Lol!! Classic

I also like how the ad details say this bike has a 32” frame
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Old 07-31-19, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer View Post
At what point do you say, "perhaps I need a bigger bike"??


https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik...926423841.html


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I've put lipstick on a few pigs but OUCH!

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Old 08-04-19, 09:56 AM
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^^^^^ Link????
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Old 08-04-19, 11:46 AM
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^^^^^ Link????
https://quadcities.craigslist.org/bi...948881309.html

Here's the one I redid a couple years ago and at less than half the cost including purchase price of the bike. Please excuse the saddle position, I hadn't worked the bugs out yet, plus that saddle was replaced the same day with an Adamo Prologue.

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Old 08-04-19, 05:25 PM
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RDV? really??? Colnago? So much wierdness

Only had a minute to look at this. Is it my first C*fake or is it something else. back at 10. See what the consensus is
Colnago RdV
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Old 08-04-19, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Last ride 76 View Post
Only had a minute to look at this. Is it my first C*fake or is it something else. back at 10. See what the consensus is
Colnago RdV
How absolutely bizarre.

I think you are probably right that there is something not quite right with that bike.
  • Reynolds 531 sticker.
  • Not quite sure about the dropouts. Japanese?
  • Dropout brazes open?
  • No bottom bracket cutouts.
  • 3 cable guides.
  • I'd expect clover + text on fork crowns.
  • Clovers don't quite look right.
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Old 08-04-19, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
How absolutely bizarre.

I think you are probably right that there is something not quite right with that bike.
  • Reynolds 531 sticker.
  • Not quite sure about the dropouts. Japanese?
  • Dropout brazes open?
  • No bottom bracket cutouts.
  • 3 cable guides.
  • I'd expect clover + text on fork crowns.
  • Clovers don't quite look right.
I vote "fake", It doesn't add up...

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Old 08-04-19, 10:39 PM
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One thing about the Roger de Vlaeminck frame. Other than the clovers, it doesn't actually list "Colnago" anywhere.

https://saarf.london/2013/02/19/how-...-fake-colnago/

I'm thinking it may be either a Vagacini or Martelly

I'm not familiar enough with the Roger de Vlaeminck frames to know which brands produced them. There apparently were some Colnago produced Roger de Vlaeminck frames, but generally with distinct markings.
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Old 08-05-19, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
How absolutely bizarre.

I think you are probably right that there is something not quite right with that bike.
  • Reynolds 531 sticker.
  • Not quite sure about the dropouts. Japanese?
  • Dropout brazes open?
  • No bottom bracket cutouts.
  • 3 cable guides.
  • I'd expect clover + text on fork crowns.
  • Clovers don't quite look right.
It's not a Colnago for all of these reasons and a few more; however I don't think you can call it a fake. Despite Colnago being mentioned in the header of the ad, there is nothing on the bike to misrepresent it as a Colnago.
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Old 08-05-19, 07:26 AM
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I think the wacky is that the bike was used as it sits for triathlons, but the owner is selling it because apparently it can't be used for trail rides.
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Old 08-05-19, 07:35 AM
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... apparently it can't be used for trail rides.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
"But, but, honey....I still fit on it, see?" Someone just didn't want to let it go. lol
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
It's not a Colnago for all of these reasons and a few more; however I don't think you can call it a fake. Despite Colnago being mentioned in the header of the ad, there is nothing on the bike to misrepresent it as a Colnago.





Oh for Pete's Sake... The ad was really not the point... Nor is whether one can "call it a fake" the point. You can say there's "nothing on the bike to misrepresent it as a Colnago." The bike was built years ago. Someone cut the lugs, someone built the frame, and someone painted and put decals on it, (maybe the same someone, who knows). The RdV decals, are also not new, unusual, and not seen too often. If you are aware of the history of these bikes, for decades there have been claims of fakes being made. I have not seen one worthy of that designation, until now.


You don't see the clubs cut into the lugs as contradicting your statement "nothing on the bike to misrepresent it as a Colnago."??? Unless you've done some cutting of steel lugs, etc. you may not be aware; it's not just a few minutes of easy filing. You are entitled to your opinion

I'd be willing to wager ol' Ernesto might feel differently than you do.

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Originally Posted by Last ride 76 View Post
Oh for Pete's Sake... The ad was really not the point... Nor is whether one can "call it a fake" the point. You can say there's "nothing on the bike to misrepresent it as a Colnago." The bike was built years ago. Someone cut the lugs, someone built the frame, and someone painted and put decals on it, (maybe the same someone, who knows). The RdV decals, are also not new, unusual, and not seen too often. If you are aware of the history of these bikes, for decades there have been claims of fakes being made. I have not seen one worthy of that designation, until now.


You don't see the clubs cut into the lugs as contradicting your statement "nothing on the bike to misrepresent it as a Colnago."??? Unless you've done some cutting of steel lugs, etc. you may not be aware; it's not just a few minutes of easy filing. You are entitled to your opinion

I'd be willing to wager ol' Ernesto might feel differently than you do.
I have no idea what your point is. The bike has no Colnago decals or stampings and none of the three different club designs on the lugs look like Colnago. Do you think the lug and fork cutouts look like those on a real Colnago? Tell me what I'm missing?
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
I have no idea what your point is. The bike has no Colnago decals or stampings and none of the three different club designs on the lugs look like Colnago. Do you think the lug and fork cutouts look like those on a real Colnago? Tell me what I'm missing?
Dear Moe,
I apologize, I thought my point was clear. You opine that it can't properly be called a fake Colnago. Anyone can say whatever they want. Does not mean it's correct.
You don't see the clubs cut into the lugs as contradicting your statement "nothing on the bike to misrepresent it as a Colnago."??? I disagree.
Ironically the clubs were not cut in but cast, apparently.
Even if without googling these you know which is a real aColnago
and which is not, there are less astute folks that would be confused.
Again, I think these have earned the right to be called fake Colnago.

I have no idea why you would argue that they can not really be called fakes, but fine, I agree to differ.
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Dear Moe,
I apologize, I thought my point was clear. You opine that it can't properly be called a fake Colnago. Anyone can say whatever they want. Does not mean it's correct.
You don't see the clubs cut into the lugs as contradicting your statement "nothing on the bike to misrepresent it as a Colnago."??? I disagree.
Ironically the clubs were not cut in but cast, apparently.
Even if without googling these you know which is a real aColnago
and which is not, there are less astute folks that would be confused.
Again, I think these have earned the right to be called fake Colnago.

I have no idea why you would argue that they can not really be called fakes, but fine, I agree to differ.
Peace.

Not everyone is an expert, nor as observant as you clearly are.
All good, my friend. I learned something new today that puts things in a new perspective: I really had no idea that Colnago produced bikes with RdV decals and pantographs. These frames clearly had the right lugs, BB cutout, etc. The newly enlightened me agrees with you that the bike is clearly mis-represented to be a RdV Colnago.

Thanks for motivating me to to some research.
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3 wheeled trike, $1800. You'd think for that kind of money you'd get hubcaps (and grips) but maybe I could point those things out and get the seller down to $1650 or so.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/d/...949969301.html



The detail photos are pretty amazing. "Mi Vida Loca" indeed. Rainbow horse blanket is apparently included.

Heck, if I could sell one of these a week, I could quit my day job. And they're mechanically so simple, only about a step beyond a Flintstones car. No gears, plenty of traction, little chance of flat tires in the back. What's not to like? These ought to sell like hotcakes.

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With that low seat, who can reach the handlebars? I wonder if the creator discovered the problem and decided to sell as a result.
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