[CR]Colnago Clubs & Decals

Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

From: "Eric Elman" <tr4play@cox.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: [CR]Colnago Clubs & Decals
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 10:45:01 -0400

The project to establish a comprehensive (as much as possible) Colnago Super timeline has been very well received with many, many requests for info and also interest in the eventual results. I've received some nice timeline information but there are definitely a few gaps, some corroborating information and also some conflicting information but so far, off to a really good start - thanks to all that have responded.

If you have some specific timeline knowledge regarding any aspect of these frames from the 1960's into the early '80's, please forward to me so I can include it in the deliverable to our CR list.

Two areas which are particularly lacking info on:

The club cutouts in the lugs and also in the fork crowns. There are definitely a few styles of club, the two most obvious are a flat bottom on the stem vs a convex bottom and also fat club leafs vs. thinner, less bulbous leafs. Can anyone provided insight on these regarding when used, etc.?

Also, some info has been forwarded on decals, mostly the early years (late 60's into early 70's). Can anyone shed more info on decal differences for all years, especially 74'ish into the early '80's?

Thanks in advance,

Eric Elman
Somers, CT USA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Elman"
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:15 AM
Subject: [CR]Colnago Super Timeline

> I'm going to try and establish a more comprehensive Colnago Super timeline
> than what is in the archives so far. Has someone already done this and if
> yes, please post; if not, please add your two cents and I will consolidate
> into as comprehensive a timeline as possible.
> Here's what we have in the archives:
>> 1973, earlier....multiple lugs have clubs cutout
>> 1974 only lower headtube lug has club cutout; circles in fork tang
>> 1975 only lower headtube lug has club cutout; clubs in fork tang
>> Any 1974 or earlier Colnagos with clubs in the fork tangs?"
> Please fill in and reply back - off line is suggested as that way I can
> consolidate the info and present one large chunk for further debate,
> clarification, etc.
> Lugs:
> 1973 & earlier: club cutouts in the top of the seat and both head lugs
> 1974 on: club cutout only in the top of lower headlug.
> Did the shape of this club cutout change?
> Any other lug changes?
> Fork Crown:
> 197? & earlier: Two small round holes drilled on each side of the crown
> and plain on the tops.
> 197? - 197?: No holes in side of crown & club forged into the top of both
> sides of the crown
> 197? & forward: As above but with "COLNAGO" also forged into the top of
> both sides of the crown.
> Did the shape of this club ever change?
> Were the crowns always chromed?
> Any other crown changes?
> Fork Tangs:
> 1974 & earlier: Two round holes in each tang w/ the upper hole larger than
> the lower one.
> 1975 - 19??: One club cutout in each tang.
> Did the shape of this club ever change?
> Any other tang changes?
> Seat Stay Caps:
> 197? and earlier: Plain fluted, ?.?" length
> 197? - 197?: Plain fluted, ?.? length (I think the length changed)
> 19?? - 19??: Fluted with "COLNAGO" cast along the flute length.
> Any other seat stay cap changes?
> Rear Brake Bridge:
> 197? and earlier: round tube w/brazed on washer (facing the brake
> caliper), reinforced at seat stays, for nutted brake bolts.
> 19?? - 19??: round with square/cube area that accepts recessed brake bolt,
> (did this have a club in the top?).
> Any other brake bridge changes?
> Braze On's:
> 197? & earlier: none except chain stay derailleur cable stop
> 197? - 197?: Above plus over BB cable guides
> 197? - 197?: Above plus shift lever mounts
> 197? - 197?: Above plus one set DT water bottle mounts
> 19?? - 19??: Above plus ST water bottle mounts
> 19?? - 19??: Above plus two TT brake cable guides
> Decals:
> ???
> Chrome:
> ???
> What else am I missing? Please be patient with me consolidating and
> reporting back depending on number of replies I get and work/family
> craziness.
> Eric Elman
> Somers, CT USA