Re: [CR]Colnago on Ebay


Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 21:59:31 -0700
From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: Mark Poore <rauler83@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Colnago on Ebay
References: <20030612041916.94783.qmail@web13003.mail.yahoo.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Mark,

That's the real cutout. I just finished doing a replica of it for something I'm working on, I'm quite accquainted with it's shape. I kinda like it that way.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA


>
> Brian,
>
> Would you care to comment on the BB cutout. For some reason it looks
> different than what I am used to seeing or my memory is cloudy. I
> don't recall the clover stem having to point and the clover leaves
> appear to be a different shape.
>
> Mark Poore
>
> Slatyfork, WV
>
> Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com> wrote:
>
> Angel,
>
> My '70 does not have the oval cutout. I also have a '74 that
> does not
> have the oval. I had another '74 that did have the cutout. I
> normally
> look at the fork to determine the age of the early ones when
> the bike
> has been repainted. That doesn't always neccessarily work
> either; the
> '74 I still have has no fork tang at all (never seen that
> before), no
> holes in crown but does have club engraved in the top of the
> crown. I
> think in '75 they began the engraving of the word Colnago
> along with the
> club in the crown. I see the club in the fork tang of the
> bike in
> question also which I think is '74. Having discussed the
> minor
> variations in Colnagos during any given year with a few
> Colnagophiles we
> have concluded that these things did happen. The other '74 I
> had was
> unusual in that two of the lugs had the club cutout (the DT
> and ST
> lugs!) when normally the bikes from '73 were the last to
> have cutouts in
> all three lugs and in '74 there is only one in the DT lug.
> Perhaps the
> frame is later in '74 as opposed to earlier. I wouldn't be
> surprised if
> the '75's all had the oval. I'm still in favor of '74.
>
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA
>
> >
> > Perhaps not worth mentioning but my 1973 (or 1974) Colnago
> Super has a
> > slightly different BB where the down tube meets; mine does
> not have an oval
> > cutout like the one pictured in the photo of the bottom
> bracket:
> >
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3612548117&category=22681
> >
> > Angel Garcia
> > Long Valley, NJ
> >
> > snip:
> > Looks to be 1974.
> > Brian Baylis
> >
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