Re: When brazed on b.b. cable guides started in Italy? Was:[CR]Unobtan ium Colnagos

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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 01:42:13 GMT
Subject: Re: When brazed on b.b. cable guides started in Italy? Was:[CR]Unobtan ium Colnagos

>From my experience, 1972 is the appromimate date when braze on BB cable guides seem to become standard on high end Italian Racing bikes.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA

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Greg S. linked us below, to two of his beautiful early Colnagos. Aweso me

sights ... thanks Greg!

Looking at the 1969 Super, brings a question to mind that I keep meaning to

ask the list. This '69 top tier Italian road bike still uses a clipped- on

set of "b.b." cable guides. Was there a year that most of these big guy s went

to brazed-on top of b.b. guides, or did the change trickle in? Thanks. ..

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI USA ~ ~ ~

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:26:08 +1100 From: "Greg S" <> To: <> Subject: [CR]Unobtanium Colnagos

Hi Crew, Two special Colnagos that will be of interest to anyone who has even a

minute curiosity about this marque. There has been debate as to what a

pre 1970 Colnago should look like and the 'playing card' style is what

has been accepted as the earliest one most are familiar with.

Determination to find the truth together with hard work and assistance

from friends, has created a correct and gorgeous 1969 Colnago Super in

original color with correct varnish fix decals. I am sure no other

example this complete and accurate exists. Link Also of interest to many is the 1959 Colnago Freccia pista that now

resides here in Australia. A sublime and historically significant work

of craftsmanship. I have detailed and high definition pictures which

demonstrate the genuine patina of the last 49 years and the state of

preservation of this remarkable museum piece. Link As a result of the study of these and other early Colnagos, aspects of

design and construction which link the early 60s, through the Molteni

years and into the early 70s have become apparent and I am in the

process of documenting this into a legible and logical form. Greg Softley Coffs Harbour Australia

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