[CR] yet another Colnago date question (Ed Granger)

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Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 15:59:08 -0400
From: <edvintage63@aol.com>
Subject: [CR] yet another Colnago date question (Ed Granger)

The hole was there on 71's. My '71 has it, and my bike has a feature that overlaps with the 72's (club in the fork crown), so I'm fairly confident mine is indeed a '71 and not a '70. Also, there are plenty of pics of Eddy on Colnagos with the hole, and as these are Molteni bikes and Eddy didn't ride for Molteni until '71, I take this as another strong indication that this feature was present on '71 Colnagos. Another feature that distinguishes '71 from later bikes is that '71's have the clamp-on BB cable guide. The '72's I've seen or heard of have the braze-on guides, though I have heard of at least one exception. Supers, of course, do have exceptions when it comes to detail overlap between model years.

Ed Granger
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA