Locked Up: Colnago Crystal Road Apr 27, 2011

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Yesterday while I was out and about, I came across this Colnago Crystal road bike Locked Up around a popular messenger hangout. Turns out, it’s Ian’s bike that he recently picked up here locally for a steal.

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These Colnagos are referred to as the “Italian water pipes”, meaning while the tubing is still Columbus, it’s on the lower-end of the spectrum. The Crystals and the Superissimo frames often came with early Campy 8 speed and were competitively priced for the road bike market in the late 1990′s.

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Sounds like the perfect work bike. You can lock it up and not worry about dents or chips. Ian will be riding the hell out of it I’m sure! All I had was my 80-200mm lens on me so I didn’t get any detail shots of the bike. Check out a few more at my Flickr.

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