Re: [CR]1970s Colnago Super Dating

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From: "Olof Stroh" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]1970s Colnago Super Dating
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 18:05:38 +0100

From: "David Patrick" :
> Let me perhaps throw something else into the mix here: I picked up a NOS Colnago Super
> frameset (circa '74-76) from Belgium a few months ago that is interesting in it's cosmetic appointments. The frame is blue w/yellow transfers. The headtube transfer has the world championship banner but the club is yellow on a white background, which is rare from what I've seen. Also, the downtube transfers have a yellow club to the left of the "C" in Colnago (not inside the "C" as I've seen on some transfers) with the lettering in yellow also. The seat tube
> appears to be standard in that is had the "Colnago" lettering underneath a world championship banner. This bike has a chrome fork crown w/a club cut-out and "Colnago" underneath the club. No top tube cable guides. "Colnago Super" in yellow on the chainstays. Club cutout on the lower head lug only. I showed this frame to Joe Bell and he commented that he'd never seen the yellow club head tube decal before and I also think the downtube decals w/the club are rare. Perhaps it's the case where different countries/importers got different cosmetic schemes? ------------------------

My wifes 54cm 1974 Colnago Super has exactly the same decal set (even it it would need a new one). Bike bought by original owner (wife is second) in Rimini, Italy.

Bikes for the European market?

Olof Stroh
Uppsala Sweden