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Old 10-02-10, 06:19 AM
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Picchio Special
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In the 70's, the Super was the flagship model for Colnago (the only model at the start of the decade). It was displaced at the top of the Colnago hierarchy by the Mexico circa 1975. There were a few lesser models as well in the 70's, but the Super continued to carry the flag for Colnago for the most part. Things get confusing by '82-84 or so, and that's when the proliferation of models, including the Master, begins to push the Super down the lineup. I would personally want to be sure it's a 70's Super, as Colnagos - and indeed vintage bikes generally - are often misdated, usually earlier than their actual year of manufacture.
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