Is this Colnago real?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by nlmkiii, 13 Jun 2018.

  1. nlmkiii

    nlmkiii Regular

    I've been a bit scared off by some people saying about fake Colnago's. This one seems completely legit, but it's a fair stack of cash if not!

    Are there any reasons to believe it's not real?




    That's all the pictures I have... but if there are any other things to look out for, please do let me know and I'll check when viewing :smile:
  2. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    This review has similar pics.

    I won't pass my judgement as I don't know this brand or model
  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Ask the seller for a copy of the receipt. Personally, I wouldn’t spend more than a couple of hundred on any bike without proper proof of provenance or rightful ownership

    Can you check serial number with Colnago?
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  4. T4tomo

    T4tomo Über Member

    Also what might be photos.of a real bike, it might not be what they are proposing to deliver to you, if indeed it is delivery rather than cash on collect.
  5. OP

    nlmkiii Regular

    I'd never buy delivery to be honest, too much can go wrong (particularly if selling cheap), always rather take a look :smile:
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    If you don’t have confidence in what you are buying and dont know how to tell if it’s genuine when inspecting, don’t buy (or if there’s no paperwork)
  7. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    I'd be worried if it were suspiciously cheap but if it is kosher check the frame very closely for damage and cracks.
  8. davidphilips

    davidphilips Über Member

    Far as i know counterfeit bike frames are made from a mould/moulds made from a genuine frame so for me any way i dont think i would be able to tell a real Colnago from a copy if both where side by side? Unless the seller can prove the bikes history or you know the seller?

    Perhaps its a great Colnago and a great buy but the more expensive the bike the greater the chance of some copies being made, dont know the way to tell and will watch this thread with interest in the hope of some one with more insight and a solution.
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