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    Senior Member OndrejP_SK's Avatar
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    Please help find info about Fondriest / Cromor / Snimano 600 tricolor bicycle

    Hi,

    I turn to you guys with a question about this bicycle that I bought recently for my father. I'm not asking about its price, I'd just like to know as much as possible about it - like possible year of manufacture or some interesting things about Fondriest bicycles / frames from the era of this bicycle. Thanks.

    It's a 60cm Fondriest made of Columbus Cromor, equipped with almost full Shimano 600 tricolor (dual pivot brake calipers BR-6403, FD-6401, RD-6400, 7 speed DT shifters, 7 speed cassette and rear hub) and Campagnolo headset. Not sure if the wheels are original, but the rims are Mavic CXP-12 so they might be original.

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    Last edited by OndrejP_SK; 01-16-12 at 01:55 AM.
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    assuming the 600 parts are original I would say this dates to '91? daul pivot brakes and DT shifters were a shortlived combination for 600.

    I believe this is the Fondriest the name refers to. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurizio_Fondriest

    they are not very common here in the US
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    Agreed, this particular mix of 600 Ultegra would be 1991. However, given the Camapagnolo headset, it may have been built up from a frame or had the components swapped. As such, the frame could be newer or older than 1991. I can't identify the headset, but the color of the lower cup reminds be of the powder coated Xenon group, which was circa 1989 to 1991.

    Edit: I be curious to know the natural spacing of the rear dropouts, without the wheel in place (i.e. is it 130mm forced down to 126mm)?
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    Senior Member OndrejP_SK's Avatar
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    I wonder if it could be some "economy" version with the DT shifters instead of more expensive STI.

    The headset seems to be plastic-coated. No gruppo designation, only "Campagnolo Brev. Made in italy." on the top nut.

    Thanks for your replies.
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