Re: [CR] The Crown on That Colorful Colnago

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Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:49:09 -0500
From: "Edward Albert" <>
To: "Matthew 'Devotion' Bowne" <>
Cc: CR discussion list <>
Subject: Re: [CR] The Crown on That Colorful Colnago

I would have to agree with Matthew on this. I have never seen a Colnago super fork crown with both the C around the club and the dots on the side. Did someone, in the refinishing, fill in the dots? Edward Albert Chappaqua, New York, USA

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Matthew 'Devotion' Bowne <> wrote:
> As mentioned in a previous post, this is a seemingly rare combination of
> fork crown details...
> (Sheesh! Will this plot EVER stop thickening???)
> This semi-sloping, scalloped (Wagner?) crown, with two holes on the sides,
> is typically found on Supers up until about '71, at which point blank
> Cinelli 'MC' style crowns became the standard (still with holes on the
> sides)...for all of a year or so, until the club logo first appears on the
> shoulders of them.
> I obsessed over these crown details for a couple of years while trying to
> make/obtain an appropriate fork for my '71 Super restoration project. In
> all of my internet scouring and image collecting, I have never seen this
> early style crown with any logos on it. And this "C around the club" style
> did not appear until the early-80's, as far as I knew.
> Anybody ever see this combo before?
> Matthew Bowne
> Brooklyn, New York
> _______________________________________________

-- Edward Albert