Re: [CR]eBay outing - 1972 Colnago Super

Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor
From: <>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 23:56:29 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]eBay outing - 1972 Colnago Super
To: writes:

"as far as the skewers go, what and where should i look for to determine what they are?"

Not far. They are post '78 NR/SR. Incorrect for the bike, and incorrect for the Tipo hubs, but perfectly nice QR's. They might have been installed to accommodate the widened 6-sp rear end -- if 5-sp QR's are used on 6-sp hubs, the end bolt often doesn't screw far enough down onto the skewer threads, and the skewer threads can strip when the QR is clamped. When the rear end was cold set for 126, and the rear wheel re-dished for 6-sp, an alert mechanic might have pointed that out.

The correct QR's, whether Tipo or NR, would, of course, have a flat lever, not curved, and conical frankenbolts, not bulbed (in the case of NR).

Curious -- you have no knowledge of a repaint?


Peter Bridge
Denver, CO
(who owns a non-72, in 72 livery)