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Old 05-22-20, 08:45 PM
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What color is that?

Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Had the 77 Colnago Super out for a ride in the countryside. Great day for a picture.

oldscool,

what color is that? I have a 1976 Super that I think is very close to that color. But, the lighting in your photo is making it hard to tell. The lighting BTW is very nice. Not a photographer but I can appreciate the photo.
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Old 05-22-20, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Isaak View Post
oldscool,

what color is that? I have a 1976 Super that I think is very close to that color. But, the lighting in your photo is making it hard to tell. The lighting BTW is very nice. Not a photographer but I can appreciate the photo.
Thatís a gold color with a dash of race patina. I havenít seen many this year/era with gold. Same as yours?
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I appreciate your assessment, @Drillium Dude, and agree about the color.

I am also picky about yellow, but the hue here is fantastic. I'm really, really happy with it.
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It's not the same color

Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Thatís a gold color with a dash of race patina. I havenít seen many this year/era with gold. Same as yours?
OldsCOOL, where yours is golden mine is olive.
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Originally Posted by Mark Isaak View Post
OldsCOOL, where yours is golden mine is olive.
Beautiful color. Yellow and gold really makes it pop.
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I picked this one up a couple years ago. It's currently totally disassembled and I'm debating getting it repainted. Some say it's a '72, others say it's a '73. It's either a late '72 or early '73 as I see it.
I have not studied your bike in order to identify a year, but I can only hope that you HAVE NOT repainted it. Overall the value decreases with the money spent on paint and decals considering collectable value as is. I would prefer (if buying), as would many others, that the original paint and decals remain intact. These 70s and earlier Colnagos (and other brands) are still in fairly short supply with their original decor. It's modern cycling history that should be preserved, albeit it's not in a "pristine museum" condition (many museum bikes are not). I would love to see that ride by me as is on any given day!

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Colnago nuovo mexico 1986

Complete except for the "biodinamica" bottle/cage (on hand, just not on the bike yet). 2nd generation Nuovo Mexico, Columbus "Profil" 2 "groove/ribbed" top tube, 4 "groove/ribbed" down tube. Back in fully riding condition after a year of being idle.
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Colnago nuovo mexico 1986

I ride with period correct LOOK pedals, but it looks more classic with the quills.
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Thats a lot of photos HPL, but well worth the time taken to post them. A beautiful Colnago.
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Originally Posted by HPL View Post
I have not studied your bike in order to identify a year, but I can only hope that you HAVE NOT repainted it. Overall the value decreases with the money spent on paint and decals considering collectable value as is. I would prefer (if buying), as would many others, that the original paint and decals remain intact. These 70s and earlier Colnagos (and other brands) are still in fairly short supply with their original decor. It's modern cycling history that should be preserved, albeit it's not in a "pristine museum" condition (many museum bikes are not). I would love to see that ride by me as is on any given day!

Nope, no repaint. Just polished the frame and a coat of Collinite Fleet Wax. Assembly underway now.
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Here's my mid 80's Super.

About as ubiquitous of a Colnago as they come but is a smooth, fun bike. Stickers and paint are a bit of a mess but, oh well.

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I recently bought this one.


This is how I bought it.

Ready tot do some touching up





It was a bit of a gamble, because the one picture in the advertisement wasn't very clear.
Not a Master as I thought it might be, but an ESA- Mexico.
Needless to say, I'm delighted!

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I recently bought this one.


Bianchi?
I noticed this Bianchi for sale but somehow it didn't look quite right. Those lugs and forkcrown looked very familiar.

Or is it !
So I collected it and set about revealing it's real identity. (With the aid of a soldering iron.)

This defenitely gives the game away!

Digging out the panto's


Colnago it is!

So it is definitely a Colnago Super from around 1984 I guess.
As the paint job was quite good and I like the actual shade of Celeste on this bike I hope to preserve it. I must only find an acceptable way of covering the Bianchi lettering.

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Wow! That would look really cool with some appropriate Colnago decals. Never seen a celeste Colnago.
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Originally Posted by Hubertus View Post

Looks like putty? From the looks of things, you will probably need to uncover the engravings on the fork crown and tops of seat stays, too. But I agree it's a cool color for a Colnago. Hopefully you can reveal all the Colnago logos and remove the Bianchi decals and return this to a properly-labeled bike.

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Originally Posted by Hubertus View Post
I noticed this Bianchi for sale but somehow it didn't look quite right.
I know people dig Bianchis, but why would anyone go to such lengths to "remake" a nice Colnago Super into some fake Bianchi substitute? So strange.
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1975ish Colnago Super
Wow! A Colnago thread, so in case you missed it. I got this from a fellow BF member in November and have been riding it quite a bit. We are having summer like weather in Southern California so lots of riding . I really like this bike , even the old Cinelli saddle is perfect. I am thinking seriously of having Ed Litten paint it later in the year. I couldnít even think about taking it apart right now. I am still in the new bike stage of ownership. The exact date of this bike is a bit of a mystery to me. From what I have read the fork crown feature puts it as a 1976 but I am told it is a 1975. It has short drop outs with the axel stop screw springs on the outside of the drop out. The paint is original and I love the color. The decals are replacements and the previous owner built it up from a frame he bought about 5 years ago. He did a nice job with pretty much period correct Campagnolo NR . The BB is Phil and it has clinchers instead of tubulars.

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My recent restoration project. Very pleased with the result.
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So it is definitely a Colnago Super from around 1984 I guess.
As the paint job was quite good and I like the actual shade of Celeste on this bike I hope to preserve it. I must only find an acceptable way of covering the Bianchi lettering.[/i]
The fork crown (and blades?) is more than likely chromed, as well a chromed drive side c-stay shown in '83 catalog (?, possibly a 1982 catalog, has Oval CX and Nuovo Mexico models; catalog undated), and in a verified 1985 catalog photo with the "COLNAGO" stamp.

1985 era decals would certainly cover up the Bianchi lettering. From the catalog examples it looks like decals from '83 and '85 are the same if they are accurate representations from Colnago. Their catalogs in the early-mid '80s are full off contradictions: one showing 2 completely different "Super" frames (chain stays, cable routing, stay caps, decals) for the same year; stock photos used for multiple years and not accurately showing and/or describing features changes including tubing. They are not consistent so unless you bought a serialized/dated frame you never really know what precise year it is from; usually a 2-3 year range depending on features. A new frame might be the same model year as the year it was purchased or possibly 1-2 years earlier; and also possibly the next model year's frame. One never seemed to know before Colnago started to serialize their frames (seemed to be a mystery early on; even to Colnago who has yet to date my very late '80s-mid 90s Super "Piu").

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New to me '80-'81(?) "Super". Before photo as purchased from original owner with mash up Campy groups: Super Record, Record, Athena, Gran Sport, Triomphe.
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Ah, waking up a sleeping thread... I'm in. Posted elsewhere in the past but not here, recent pic.

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Another recent pic of a previously posted bike. Sure, why not?

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Another recent pic of a previously posted bike. Sure, why not?
Saronni Red with white panels is such an iconic colorway; here's its west coast twin wearing a different outfit:



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Thatís always a pleasure to see, DD. Love all of the details on yours.

This winter itís time to give mine a tear down, deep clean and rebuild. Iíve got a set of GL330/Record wheels and Vlaanderen tubs to swap in at some point, too. Just need to get around to finding a freewheel for that set.
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