Maybe others are more knowledgeable, but the serial numbering only started for Colnago on USA-bound bikes when the CPSC started requiring tracking, etc. IIRC West Coast Cycles was importing Colnago at the time and the serial numbers started for their product. There is still no way to determine manufacturing date by the numbers, except that they are 1979 or later....
Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA
-----Original Message----- From: Steven Mills <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: classicrendezvous <email@example.com> Sent: Wed, Jan 19, 2011 1:56 pm Subject: [CR] Help with Colnago Serial Number
I'm trying to get a rough idea on a Colnago frameset I'm considering buying. On the rear dropout, there is a "USA" and "A395" stamped into it. I can't seem to find any info online, and thought I'd throw this one out to the experts! Any info is greatly appreciated.