Ben is correct that Colnago made a Saronni labeled frame. I've got a
Colnago made Saronni-labeled frame in blue (paint very rough, decals
gone -- anyone know where I can find some replacement Saronni decals?).
Mine is nearly identical to the one Ben referred to in a Colnago catalog
on Mark Bulgier's site:
My vague impression is that Colnago introduced these Saronni named bikes after Beppe Saronni won the world championship for Colnago in 1982. I don't know how long Colnago made the Saronni branded bikes.
David -- too many frames -- White Burlington, VT
Angel Garcia wrote:
>Photo of Saronni here:
>When I've seen the term "Saronni Colnago" used in the past they have
>referred to a red Colnago like the one in this photo. But, I don't know if
>it's limited to red....
>Long Valley, NJ
>>Just seeking some info on these & any impressions some may have. I
>>understand that these are likely to be regular Colnago's with different
>>decals but what Colnago would they be similar in tier to and when were
>>they made. Any pictures or links to examples would help too. Ive seen
>>only one that is on Mark B's scans (what a treasure that is - thanks
>>Mark). Would serial #'s be the same as per Colnago. Are they valued
>>less or more than Colnago's of similar era.
>>I have an opportunity to purchase a nice example of a Saronni pista
>>frame, but I'm not sure if the chome fork (drilled) is original. I
>>guess that might make it somewhat unusual. If I go for it i'll post
>>pics & details if not .... I'll let the list know where & how much and
>>can help with buying & shipping if needed. Alas, it's not cheap but in
>>a beautiful Azzuri blue with quite fetching white decals (panels with
>>black lettering & clover leafs).
>>ben "la dolce vita" kamenajs