Re: [CR]Colnago Race Bikes with 120 spacing?

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From: "bradford stockwell" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Colnago Race Bikes with 120 spacing?
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 01:15:15 +0000

>the Colnago Super I'm bringing to Cirque ... has 120 spacing. Wouldn't an
>'80 model more likely have 126? Wayne Bingham


I've got a similar question. I just 'e-bought' a luscious Colnago Super that turned out to have a chrome drive-side chainstay (which I associate with early eighties).

But wait! it's got 120 spacing and over-the-bb shift cable guides. Also, the underside of the chrome stay is painted. Also, it has the 'old style' scalloped seatstay caps.

For what it's worth, I know that the Bikecology catalog showed bikes without chrome stays in '78. I also know that Saronni's '82 bike had the new seatstay endcaps that were flat with Colnago molded in 'em. My bike might be in the middle; 1980 perhaps?

I'm making the dangerous assumption that the Super and Mexico continued to look alike aside from the chainstay markings.

Other observations: about the time Colnago started using top-tube brake-cable guides (just two to save precious grams!) the decals changed: the clover above the Colnago label on the seat-tube was replaced with slanted world-champ stripes.

Anybody else know why a late-seventies Italian racebike would have 120 spacing?

'Spose that Colnago just lost control over his rumored multitude of contractors?

Brad Stockwell
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