Hello all. Would like to play another round of "Name that Colnago?"
Just picked up the following bike for I deal I couldn't refuse:
Seller thought it was a late 70's Mexico but some tips from other members proved otherwise. Serial number is B626. Would like to find out:
- The approx age
- Is the paint scheme and decals original/correct
- What other colors would this have come in/other decals
Couple clues are that the chainstays are crimped and stamped "colnago" on both sides. Rear Derailleur and Cranks are date coded '81/'82 respectively. Rear spacing is 126mm. The pics should tell you the rest.
Pretty sure that most is original except the bars (ITM), levers (plastic campy), seatpost (super record and different panto style than stem), pedals (MKS). Wheels have mismatched rims but both low flange campy hubs, freewheel is IRD. Replacing them with a LF campy/nisi tubular wheelset with (hopefully) Regina 6sp freewheel.
Also looking for restoration tips, original components, etc. This is definitely a project bike and would love some advice to do it up correctly.
San Francisco, CA