Re: [CR] Molteni Orange, again

(Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon)

From: "Matthew 'Devotion' Bowne" <>
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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.

Matthew Bowne Brooklyn, NYC

> Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:10:42 -0700
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> 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