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Old 01-01-12, 04:07 PM   #1
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1983 Colnago Master Modern or Vintage Components

I recently purchased a 1983 Colnago Master in near mint condition. The owner replaced the Super Record Components with a Veloce 9speed gruppo over 10 years ago. I having trouble deciding whether to keep the current set up or bring the bike back to its original condition with Super Record. I have most of the super record parts except for brake levers, hubs and brakes. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Here is a photo-and yes the bar tape has to go.
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Old 01-01-12, 04:15 PM   #2
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Hello Welcome to the forums.

it looks nice I would just leave it alone. finding a nice set of brakes may be expensive, and if I were to put Super Record back on this I would just run the current wheels anyway.
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What a beautiful bicycle.

You aren't asking for an appraisal or dollar value, so I think this should be in the regular C&V section.

Additional pairs of eyes to help and make suggestions. Folks like to see these Colnagos!

That being said, I'd service and clean this hot rod pronto.

Next, I'd opt for a black Regal, black Fizik bar tape, Veloflex Master tires, and that's it for now.

Then I'd ride the daylights out of her.

Oh yeah, I love your bike!

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Old 01-01-12, 07:20 PM   #4
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I think it is great as is, Veloce is a very reliable group. White bar tape and a black saddle and you are made in the shade. Sell the original parts and you could upgrade some of the parts if you so choose.
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