Re: [CR] Colnago SUPER. When did the forks get chrome plated?


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Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 18:31:50 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: chasds@mindspring.com
To: FedMaritime@aol.com
Subject: Re: [CR] Colnago SUPER. When did the forks get chrome plated?
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

wasn't Gios famous for those all-chrome forks throughout the

1970s??? Came stock on that frame, I believe.

Charles Andrews

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-----Original Message----- From: FedMaritime@aol.com Sent: Jun 1, 2004 6:06 PM To: CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com, chasds@mindspring.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR] Colnago SUPER. When did the forks get chrome plated?

In a message dated 6/1/2004 2:13:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time, CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com writes:

I dunno when they started, but in general, chrome disappeared in 1974 due to the "energy crisis."

I don't know Sheldon, that may have been true briefly but my recollection is that many Italian lightweights had chrome forks in the early 1980's. I'm sure that you're correct for the short term in 73/74 but I had the notion that chrome made a come back during the C-Record days and perhaps a bit earlier. Can anyone raise either conjecture to a level of certitude?

Regards,

Carlo Carr

(With all due deference and respect to the esteemed Mr. Brown who has probably forgotten more about bikes than I'll ever know.)

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