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    Greg Van Avermaet approves of your handlebar tape.
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    Wet day = dark garage shot:



    Done some more polishing, put some bottle cages on, changed the bars (the originals were in a bad way) and re-cabled the bike. Found some other nasty gold tape that better matches the gold touches on the frame.

    The levers are positioned on the bars by the 'flat of the drops + ruler + lever tip' method, but that means that when the bars are slightly tilted back like this, the levers look stupid...

    ...but it turns out that doesn't matter because I was made a ridiculous offer on it yesterday so it's already sold pending payment and due to be shipped out tomorrow! Feels weird letting such a nice bike go without even riding it, but it's quite definitely too big for me anyway so c'est la vie.

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    Hmm, don't know if you can officially count it if you didn't ride it.

    So, how much over your cost did you get?? 20%, 30%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Hmm, don't know if you can officially count it if you didn't ride it.

    So, how much over your cost did you get?? 20%, 30%?
    Well, I did own it, so I reckon it counts as a ‘catch & release’ / “the one that got away”?

    How much over? At least 40%...

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    You would likely have been disappointed anyway.
    A 30 y/o bike does not ride at all like the nostalgia would make you want to believe
    I have/had a Master with very similar build, looks pretty, rides terrible.

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    I see far too many Colnagos on the Interwebs that look like they get hung on the wall or otherwise are just a collectable in a room full of pristine Colnagos that also only get polished. This one fits that bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by bontie View Post
    You would likely have been disappointed anyway.
    A 30 y/o bike does not ride at all like the nostalgia would make you want to believe
    I have/had a Master with very similar build, looks pretty, rides terrible.
    Interesting. To what do you attribute the terrible ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bontie View Post
    You would likely have been disappointed anyway.
    A 30 y/o bike does not ride at all like the nostalgia would make you want to believe
    I have/had a Master with very similar build, looks pretty, rides terrible.
    Interesting comment. I have the opposite impression from my two mid to late-90's Merckx bikes, one an MXL and the other a Corsa 01. They both ride supremely. But I guess they're only in their mid-20's, not yet 30yo. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bontie View Post
    You would likely have been disappointed anyway.
    A 30 y/o bike does not ride at all like the nostalgia would make you want to believe
    I have/had a Master with very similar build, looks pretty, rides terrible.
    I guess, like all these things, it's highly subjective.

    I go the opposite way in so far as I've stuck to my preferred tube and lug frames in both steel and carbon and have not purchased a modern design frame for at least 6 years now after owning half a dozen or so contemporary frames in the decade before that which I felt did not ride nearly as nicely as the older counterparts. I have a few riding partners with modern bikes which I have go on occasionally to remind me how much more agreeable nostalgic tech feels to me. The latest is hardly a bad ride to me, just not nearly as good............ I just feel lucky, I found a style of bike that I can both keep in the study to gaze at when I can't be riding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisco View Post
    I see far too many Colnagos on the Interwebs that look like they get hung on the wall or otherwise are just a collectable in a room full of pristine Colnagos that also only get polished. This one fits that bill
    Had I have kept it (and when I am over my injuries), it would have been ridden; and I certainly don't have a room full of pristine Colnagos to polish! What the new owner does with it and has to accompany it, however, is an unknown.

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