Jeff, Kevin et al,
I have a '79 Super, also a 51cm, with crimped stays and that tacky mylar protector (which is going away ASAP). It also has the BB cable guides, TT brake cable braze-ons, shifter braze-ons and DT-only water bottle bosses. Can' remeber about the brake nuts and the frame is at Joe Bell's for a redo.
I'm agnostic on crimped vs uncrimped.
Phil Sieg Knoxville, Tennessee
KO Kevin wrote:
>I have a 51cm uncrimped Mexico with the same chrome Mylar chainstay
>protector. Mine has top of BB cable guides, 2 toptube brake housing
>guides, DT shifter braze-ons and water bottle bosses on the DT only.
>The only real chrome is on the fork crown (maybe the dropout faces, I
>can't remember here at work). Mine also has recessed brake nuts.
>Looking at the 1979 Colnago catalog, the difference between the Mexicos
>and the Supers of this vintage was that the Supers used Columbus SL and
>the Mexicos used a lighter gauge Columbus Record tubing. Personally, I
>think the uncrimped Colnagos are much more pleasing to the eye than the
>ones with fluted tubing. BTW, the newer chainstays weren't
>pantographed, the Colnago name was stamped into the tubing.