Dale and all,
The Colnago stay cap of the day and from that point on, were plugs that mated with the double taper Columbus seat stays. Even the '69 Colnago I have has plugs for stay caps. Masi, up until about 1975 or '76, used the plates to make the flat and concave style stay caps.
La Mesa, CA
Looking closer at your pics, that bike is what I consider a definitive Colnago:
- Stamped lugs & bb (i.e., pre-investment cast) - This frame shows a culmination of all the detail niceties that had bee n evolving in frame building to that point. - Lovely, thin, long filed lugs (soon would be replaced by as-is investm ent castings, replicating that hand filed look but not the same.)
- Might even be hand made scalloped seat stay top eyes, rather than a pl ug in pre made bit. (Brian Baylis, if you read this can you tell me if t his era used plugs or were constructed using a concave piece of tubing e tc?)
- Reinforcement plug inserted in seat post lug ears. - Perfectly positioned top-of-bbkt cable guides (often screwed up by eve n supposedly knowledgeable builders)
- Flattened/thinned (maybe dangerously so) rear dropouts. - Extremely nice fork crown. - Great seat post & stem, the best of the Colnago panto versions....?
- That is for sure "ruddy brown" primer, IMO
All and all, I think that will be another show stopper under Ray's capab le hands.
Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA
-----Original Message----- From: Raymond Dobbins <email@example.com> To: Classic Rendezvous Bike List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 12:24 am Subject: [CR]My new 72 Colnago Super - Part One
I won this bike on eBay last month, and I finally received it a couple o f weeks
ago. Now I have a page on my site dedicated to it. I call it Part One because
so far the page includes the photos from the original listing, and the p hotos
that I took after I got the bike out of the box last week. Coming soon in Part
Two will be photos of the re-assembled bike, after cleanup, touch up and a
couple of component changes.
Here's the link:
As always, all your comments are welcome.
Thanks for looking.
Ray Dobbins Miami FL USA
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