Re: [CR] Molteni Orange, again

(Example: Production Builders:Teledyne)

From: "Matthew 'Devotion' Bowne" <devotion_finesse@hotmail.com>
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Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 16:24:13 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR] Molteni Orange, again


For reference, here are some pics of what appears to be an original orange Super. The "Playing Card" decals date the bike either '70 or '71.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Colnago_E-Litton.htm

Matthew Bowne Brooklyn, NYC


> Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:10:42 -0700
> From: neithernors@gmail.com
> To: johnprochss@yahoo.com; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR] Molteni Orange, again
>
> Hi John,
>
> That would be great. I would appreciate it if you could do that. You
> could put it out on the list for everyone who has asked for it and for
> the archives. There have been a few others who have mentioned some stock
> colors they thought were close: Imron 60659U; RAL 2004; PPG Global
> BC#61646. (I'd have to ask a paint supplier what the last two are.)
>
> I have a Colnago frame that has been re-painted once at least but I
> found a little orange paint inside the steerer tube that looks ancient
> enough to be original but the frame is early, about 71, before Colnago
> put out Molteni replicas. I think they sold Molteni colored bikes with
> Colnago decals before that - I've seen photos of some. I don't know when
> those might have started. The team bikes were certainly orange in 1971,
> not that I have any reason to think this is a team frame.
>
> I also have a 1970 Colnago pista that I want to re-paint - another
> reason I'd like to find out when the team went from blue to orange.
> Haven't found that yet anywhere on line.
>
> Paul Arbez
> Vancouver, B.C.
> Canada