Re: [CR]Questions for Colnago-philes (& eBay outing)


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

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From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Questions for Colnago-philes (& eBay outing)
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 22:37:15 -0700
To: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


On Jun 21, 2007, at 8:27 PM, Matthew Bowne wrote:
> I know VERY little about Colnagos and would love to hear some basic
> tips on dating and identifying Italian vs. Mexican frames of this
> vintage.

Just to be clear here Matthew... Colnago Mexicos?

"Mexico" was a model name that referred to Eddy Merckx's Hour Record set riding a Colnago in Mexico City (25th October 1972, covering a distance of 49.43195 km) and not to the country of origin. Back then all Colnagos used to be Made in Italy. The mod. Mexico was above the mod. Super back in the day.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA USA http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)