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

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Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 23:14:26 -0400
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Colnago SUPER. When did the forks get chrome plated?

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

Carlo Carr demurred:
>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?

Could well be true of Italian stuff...I've never claimed any special expertise on Italian bikes, never been much into them.

I'm much more interested in (and knowledgeable about) English, French, U.S. and Japanese bikes.

I'm also very weak on early '80s stuff, 'cause that was a time when I was out of the buisness (doing camera repair) and didn't follow the industry so closely as before or after that period.

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