[CR]G. Saronni Colnago with smaller wheels?

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Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 23:39:20 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Jan Heine" <heine94@earthlink.net>
Subject: [CR]G. Saronni Colnago with smaller wheels?

Guiseppe Saronni rode on Colnagos in the early 1980s. Most historic photos I have seen show him on very small frames with 700C wheels, but I have seen some that appear to show smaller wheels and a longer head tube.

Does anybody know whether Saronni used a Colnago with smaller 26" or similar wheels? If yes, in which races? I imagine wheel changes could be problematic, but perhaps this mattered less in time trials where he had his own car follow...

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.

Jan Heine
Bicycle Quarterly
140 Lakeside Ave #C
Seattle WA 98122