[CR]Unobtanium Colnagos

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From: "Greg S" <gtsoftley@ozemail.com.au>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:26:08 +1100
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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclomondo/sets/72157608849170699/ 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclomondo/sets/72157608913018371/ 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