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Old 07-05-12, 07:38 PM
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That's exactly the color/model I 1st saw years ago, before I got mine. I knew at that point, Colnago was going to be the bike for me. So, when I saw my blue one, I scooped it up in a heartbeat. Your son's a lucky one...!
Yes, he certainly is quite a lucky guy, no doubt.

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Originally Posted by thewilson View Post
Here is my Super I picked up a few weeks ago.
Looks like you actually have an '83 Nuovo Mexico - that is, if the top and down tubes are crimped. But I'm betting Super or NM, it's around '83 seeing as it has the fully-sloping fork crown.

Do the fork tangs have a one triangular and one round cutout on each side?

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Originally Posted by nyc_Cicli View Post
'88- '89 (?) SLX Spiral Conic.
Great Thread.
My latest project: SLX Conic- I'd appreciate any input on the rarity of the tapered downtube not having any Gilco shaping. Anyone else have a Conic with this option? Also, external rear brake cable routing and chrome head lugs.
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I had a good look at your Conic SLX to see the downtube. I have seen another Conic SLX somewhere on the 'net with this same option of the plain downtube but I can't remember where I saw it. Was the plain downtube an option or an early version?

I have a Conic SLX with the crimped downtube. I am the original owner of the frame and was given the option of a straight bladed fork or a curved bladed fork - I chose the straight bladed fork.
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I had a good look at your Conic SLX to see the downtube. I have seen another Conic SLX somewhere on the 'net with this same option of the plain downtube but I can't remember where I saw it. Was the plain downtube an option or an early version?

I have a Conic SLX with the crimped downtube. I am the original owner of the frame and was given the option of a straight bladed fork or a curved bladed fork - I chose the straight bladed fork.
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I found this frame on NY Craigslist, for a great price. So, I'm not sure as to what the original frame options were. Interesting to know, you've seen one with a plain downtube. Colnago wasn't nuch of a help, when I contacted them.
The pearl white finish is a respray, the original paint and decals were in terrible shape, it did however have remnants of the cursive "SLX Spiral Conic" top tube decal and SLX Conic Columbus seat tube decal, when i purchased it. (I wasnt sure if the previous owner, at some point, had stuck Conic decals on plain old SL Super.)
The downtube is tapered for sure, and the frame is very laterally stiff. I'll post the serial # when i have a chance. Maybe close to yours.

If you ever happen upon that internet link again. please post.

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A few month's ago I bought this Colnago. 2002 I think.Just for fun and to give it a try. I am more a Steel Pinarello fan, Colnago is in my eyes often over the top, just like this one. But I do like the colours of my frame, and most of all the way it's sprayed. The carbon looks, look real to me. The combination with the wheels is great. Although I'm to heavy for this combi, I've done around 600 or 700 km with it and to be honest, I love this bike. A few weeks ago I almost sold it but I'm glad I didn't.
Are you familiar with this type or can you tell me more, please do.
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Old 10-22-12, 09:52 AM
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can you identify this one?
As it appears repainted, some of the details are suspect. Nutted brake fixings and under the BB cable routing are not usually seen together on these. My guess the shift cable routing was changed at the time of respray, as was the addition of the braze on front derailleur mount.
1976-1978, probably a Super, Maybe a Mexico
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Looks like you actually have an '83 Nuovo Mexico - that is, if the top and down tubes are crimped. But I'm betting Super or NM, it's around '83 seeing as it has the fully-sloping fork crown.

Do the fork tangs have a one triangular and one round cutout on each side?

Lovely bike - in a truly classic color scheme

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Old 11-21-12, 12:30 PM
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^ Looks like someone won the Chinese Lottery

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^ Looks like someone won the Chinese Lottery

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LOL. Gheesh, would it have been too hard to keep in one post???
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
^ Looks like someone won the Chinese Lottery

DD
Not sure about that, the offer amounts are not that attention getting.
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Not sure about that, the offer amounts are not that attention getting.
Well, he was offering "minimum" of 400/500 CDN. I thought that was Canadian dollars If he meant maximum, then those were the best couple of jokes I've heard all year.

Interesting to note all his posts are now gone.

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LOL. Gheesh, would it have been too hard to keep in one post???
Maybe he was trying to hit the magic 50 so he could join the Box O' Crap game

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Well, he was offering "minimum" of 400/500 CDN. I thought that was Canadian dollars If he meant maximum, then those were the best couple of jokes I've heard all year.

Interesting to note all his posts are now gone.

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He was posting from China, maybe he was censored by his Govt? Either way, glad they were removed.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Looks like you actually have an '83 Nuovo Mexico - that is, if the top and down tubes are crimped. But I'm betting Super or NM, it's around '83 seeing as it has the fully-sloping fork crown.

DD
Did all Mexico's from the '80s come with the crimped tubes? Are there any other differences between the mid-'80s Super and Mexico's?

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Just arrived from the Netherlands. I believe 1977 or 78 Super. I plan on assembling with Campagnolo NR. My goal is to find a Pantographed Crank set, Stem, and Seatpost. May need to take some time. I currently have the NR Derailluers, Cinelli leather saddle and Ambrosio Extra Rims with Campy hubs. Any suggestions or opinions on the building up are welcomed.









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1985 or '86 Super
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^ Beautiful - and a real classic

BTW: someone just took delivery of their first Colnago...nudge...how about some pics of that baby?

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My Colnago Elegant came back from a little visit to Texas today.

Friend of mine was working at a law conference in Austin over the last week and wanted a bike to take along while his new C59 was being built.

Take the Colnago I said!

Golly, how did he ride her with the saddle like that**********

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1985 or '86 Super
I see Bulleye pulleys...cool...mine will have them soon.
That's my 30 year old Cannondale tire sock...they still make them?
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Just arrived from the Netherlands. I believe 1977 or 78 Super. I plan on assembling with Campagnolo NR. My goal is to find a Pantographed Crank set, Stem, and Seatpost. May need to take some time. I currently have the NR Derailluers, Cinelli leather saddle and Ambrosio Extra Rims with Campy hubs. Any suggestions or opinions on the building up are welcomed.


An absolutely wonderful blue.
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An absolutely wonderful blue.
Thanks GMT. The paint looked better in person than the sellers photos, very happy. I can't wait to get it built up and on the road.
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I see Bulleye pulleys...cool...mine will have them soon.
That's my 30 year old Cannondale tire sock...they still make them?
I was fortunate that the bike came with the Bullseye pulleys.

I'm not sure what a Cannondale tire sock is?
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