i've been looking to move into vintage italian frames after collecting high end japanese. i got this colnago about a month ago for a very decent price. it looked to be in rough shape but i took a chance on it since i like to refurbish nice old bikes. luckily most of the cleanup was dirt and grime and not rust. the chrome fork and lugs cleaned up very nice. its been completely disassembled and thoroughly cleaned. new bearings, grease and everything well adjusted.
recently took it to the park slope brooklyn bike jumble swap meet. the general consensus was: this is maybe a colnago super from around the early to mid 1980s. but there was some people who disagreed about the exact model or year.
it came with complete campy super record / record group. except for the brake levers which are suntour superbe pro. wheels are high flange record laced to mavic open pros. the columbus tubing sticker is almost completely gone.
i've looked at a lot of 80s colnagos. i haven't seen many with chrome headtube lugs and driveside chainstay. it does have the small drilled holes on the rear dropout for portacatena. the rear derailleur is dated 1984.
the ride quality is really something amazing. very fast yet very smooth...
any feedback or information is welcome - thanks.