Classic & Vintage - Colnago Master Olympic Decor
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Anyone able to offer me some information on this bike? From what I understand, it's early 90s ('94?) and was only built for one year. I had help from a friend in Belgium who shipped it to me here in the US. Interestingly, it has the shaped tubing that the Colnago Masters were known for, but the (damaged) tubing sticker appears to be Tange! I'd never heard of a Tange Colnago... any information/catalog scans?
11-10-07, 11:22 AM
yeah that's a new one to me, too...what flavor of Tange tube is it? I am surprised that the shaping (which I associate with Gilco) could have been made on a non-Columbus tubeset, without violating somebody's patent. Clearly it has investment-cast lugs and other fittings. I wonder if the fork steerer has a Tange stamp or a Columbus dove stamped on it...that might tell us something.
11-10-07, 02:42 PM
I'm not sure. You should send it to me for closer inspection.
11-10-07, 05:26 PM
Interesting about the "boo-boo" you have on the down tube above the shifter bosses. It looks just like the one on my Tommasini and in the exact same place too (groan). :D
But you surely have a beautiful bike there. The 'Tange' tubing kinda throws me off too, being its a Colnago. Makes me think the bike is one of those asian colnagos I've heard about, made in Japan or Taiwan under strict Colnago specs. Believe it was Colnago's lower cost alternative to offer a bike with their marque, but without the "made in Italy" european expense.
The way I understand it, some of the 'Tange' tubing, like the double-butted chromoly stuff was on par with Columbus.
Still a great bike, tho I would put it late 90's.
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