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What headset for world's ugliest Colnago?

Old 09-23-22, 11:47 AM
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What headset for world's ugliest Colnago?

I am building up a frame /fork that was cheap, because it is literally the only Colnago I have ever seen that is ugly.

(apologies to those who have one of these and crack open a beer and just stare at how beautiful it is)

I need to know what to buy to complete the headset. The only 3 parts I have are crown race, lower cup, and upper cone.



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Old 09-23-22, 12:08 PM
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To complete the headset buy a complete headset
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I would just buy a new headset. They aren't that expensive.
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+3 for suggesting a new headset. There looks to be substantial scuffing on the pics you provided and a new headset just isnt expensive.
As for the frame- it isnt an iconic paint scheme but it also doesnt seem ugly. Why buy and spend money on a bike you dislike the look of?
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Just buy a new headset. That being said, I was really hoping that someone had finally purchased this ugly Colnago.

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Just buy a new headset. That being said, I was really hoping that someone had finally purchased this ugly Colnago.

The OP likes ugly Colnagos so maybe he's willing to trade? Heck you could even throw in a headset to make the deal.
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Campagnolo Record 1" threaded headset - Amazon - $68
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
The OP likes ugly Colnagos so maybe he's willing to trade? Heck you could even throw in a headset to make the deal.
Not my frame. But here's a link.

63 cm center BB to top of seat tube Colnago steel frame . No dents. - $150

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...8-d906e4063a82
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Campagnolo Record 1" threaded headset - Amazon - $68
Thats awesome, thank you.
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I wouldn’t call that frame ugly but there’s no mistaking what brand it is.
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That's definitely not the ugliest one. This one is pretty nasty.
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Those look like Stronglight A9 headset parts. IMO, that's one of the best headsets ever put on the market, but it's been out of production for many years now. You may be able to find a used one to supply the missing parts.

N.B. the scuffing on the parts does not affect performance, as the bearings ride on separate floating races.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Those look like Stronglight A9 headset parts. IMO, that's one of the best headsets ever put on the market, but it's been out of production for many years now. You may be able to find a used one to supply the missing parts.

N.B. the scuffing on the parts does not affect performance, as the bearings ride on separate floating races.
Thank you. I actually just found the lower bearing (3 pieces) but I never received the upper. Thanks for helping me figure out where to look. I also found a stash of Campagnolo Ultra Torque crank bearings I forgot about.
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To each their own, but I find the bike mildly attractive. The name of the frame designer proudly displayed. Given, it's not nearly as beautiful as the 70s and 80s frames, but In today's world of $5,000 frames being made anonymously in an unknown asian factory, it's an eye catcher
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Originally Posted by krakhaus View Post
That's definitely not the ugliest one. This one is pretty nasty.
I sincerely hope that you are not serious about this. I love this sort of flamboyant colour scheme. I have a Look 481SL Jalabert edition and it also sports a similar but a bit more subdued style. I know that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. My eye finds beauty here
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Thats awesome, thank you.

No problem - i have used those headsets on several projects, but here's a pic of one installed -



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