Re: [CR]Colnago Super ID


From: FujiFish1@aol.com
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 00:11:13 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Colnago Super ID
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: kmnznd@yahoo.com

Carl wrote: Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 17:30:02 -0800 (PST) From: Jacqueline Kamenzind <kmnznd@yahoo.com> To: Classic rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: [CR]Colnago Super ID

Hello to all from a first timer,

I have an early 70s' Colnago which I would like to learn more about. I purchased it with powder coating, so lacking are the decals. It has clues that lead me to believe it is from 1973. This being the fork crown with only the clover on top and the only braze-ons being the cable guides on the top of the BB and the rear mechanical cable stop on the drive chain stay. What really puzzles me are the fork tube lugs that are typical enough, yet I haven't seen a Colnago with this cut. How do I describe this? Well, you know how it is that the lugs from the seventies have a small semicircular cut within the lug. My frame lacks this detail. Basically, it looks the same though this detail is lacking. This feature in of itself is not unusual and found on many other frames. My Trek from 81 has the same cut (Cinelli I believe on the Trek). Otherwise, the clovers are on both fork lugs, seat lug and BB shell bottom. Additionally, the fork reinforcements (triangular inner brazed stiffeners have two holes each. A larger one above the smaller hole. Finally, this frame is assembled with pins visible in the bottom bracket.

Presently, the frame is assembled with a mix of Campagnolo parts, but eventually as the NOS collection matures, I would like to give this Colnago the justly deserved restoration. It is 56cm.

Any light shead on this mystery will be greatly appreciated. This bicycle handles just SUPER. Hence the model name no doubt.

Thank you in advance,

Carl Kamenzind Seattle WA 98126 206-937-0364

And Charles happened to post not long after: Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 19:54:38 -0800 (GMT-08:00) From: chasds@mindspring.com To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]ebay outing: Colnago Supers

Super-cool Colnago frame here. A real find.

I hope a CR member ends up with it. I'm just glad it's not my size!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1973-Colnago-Super-54-cm_W0QQitemZ120047488270QQih Z002QQcategoryZ98084QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or: 120047488270

and then there's this one. I found it bemusing that you had to decipher the description almost word-by-word, and read one of the answers to an obvious question about the paint, to find out this bike has been repainted with home-made (but well-done) graphics. Why the seller couldn't just say "this frame was repainted two years ago with home-made graphics" is a mystery. Cool bike, authentic color, looks like, but the paint's too thick, for my taste anyway.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1973-Colnago-Super-55-cm_W0QQitemZ110048815339QQihZ001QQca tegoryZ98084QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or: 110048815339

Charles Andrews SoCal

Well Carl, as a start, does it look like either of the two on Ebay? Those are dated pretty accurately, based upon some Colnago Super features that have been compiled by list member Eric Elman, and are in the archives. Many others on the list have much more Colnago experience than I have, but you can also see my approx. 1974 Super here, in "before" condition, as I received it: <http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/fujifish1/MarksVintage/Marks_Colnago_Bike s/Colnago74Super52GreenPanto/> When viewing the images, be sure to click the FULL SIZE link of each, for better detail.

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI USA

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