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Colnago Super (1973??)

Old 05-30-17, 03:54 PM
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Colnago Super (1973??)

This is post 2 of 2 of my journey to find out more about some vintage bikes that I purchased at an auction this weekend (for the back story on these bikes see the post "Vintage Cinelli"). I posted some pictures of this bike on the vintage forum and it seems like the consensus is that this bike is a 1973 Colnago Super. This bike has a frame that measures 51cm from the crank to the top of the seat tube (not sure if they made bikes in odd sizes). The bike has Campagnolo Nuovo Record components. Here is a link to some pictures. https://imgur.com/a/AFMSE

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Old 05-30-17, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by p964 View Post
This is post 2 of 2 of my journey to find out more about some vintage bikes that I purchased at an auction this weekend (for the back story on these bikes see the post "Vintage Cinelli"). I posted some pictures of this bike on the vintage forum and it seems like the consensus is that this bike is a 1973 Colnago Super. This bike has a frame that measures 51cm from the crank to the top of the seat tube (not sure if they made bikes in odd sizes). The bike has Campagnolo Nuovo Record components. Here is a link to some pictures. https://imgur.com/a/AFMSE

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I'll leave this to the Colnago experts, but I know I wouldn't trust that big ring after that insane amount of drillium!

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Old 05-30-17, 07:31 PM
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There was a Colnago Super on ebay for a while early this year (buy it now) that I would call similar condition overall, it benefitted from Full Campagnolo, of equal interest color, a bit earlier which I thought was a benefit, only a cm or two larger. It found no love at $1420. including international shipping, which was very reasonable in cost.

Last Colnago I bought was last year, of similar size, same year, full Campagnolo save for Phil Wood hubs, also replacement rims, $1090. shipped.

"Eddy Orange" might garner higher interest, condition is in the OK range, parts need to swapped out for best value, drillium chainrings I think are marginal, Would have been better with half the number of holes. There will be interest, just how much is the question.

Local market will be a challenge to obtain ebay values unless a strong local market area, low feedback will be a damper there.
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Old 05-30-17, 07:33 PM
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172.5 cranks on a bike that size is curious. Unless the person was coached by Norman Hill.
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Old 05-30-17, 07:34 PM
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Bad chain ring. Somebody took the campy brakes and levers, also your campyseatpost and campy seatpost bolt.
Rear wheel laced symmetrical and front laced asymmetrical?
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Nothing wrong with the chainring. I have a Super Record 42t drilled almost the same way on my '73 Super and have no problems. The OP's is an NR with extra webbing, and it's the big ring besides. I would ride it. Plus, it looks totally period correct and probably is original to the build.

That driveside pedal looks to have had a few serious groundings; too bad about the brakes, too, as mentioned. Frame-wise, looks good with commensurate signs of use, not necessarily abuse. My only query is regarding that large area of paint loss on the seatstay just above the driveside DO. That kinda jumps out at me. Can we see a closer pic of that?

Complete bike, in its current condition and lacking across-the-board high-end components, and given its small size, I'd be loathe to buy for much over $800. Most of the value is in the frame, if it's straight.

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Old 05-31-17, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Nothing wrong with the chainring. I have a Super Record 42t drilled almost the same way on my '73 Super and have no problems. The OP's is an NR with extra webbing, and it's the big ring besides. I would ride it. Plus, it looks totally period correct and probably is original to the build.

That driveside pedal looks to have had a few serious groundings; too bad about the brakes, too, as mentioned. Frame-wise, looks good with commensurate signs of use, not necessarily abuse. My only query is regarding that large area of paint loss on the seatstay just above the driveside DO. That kinda jumps out at me. Can we see a closer pic of that?

Complete bike, in its current condition and lacking across-the-board high-end components, and given its small size, I'd be loathe to buy for much over $800. Most of the value is in the frame, if it's straight.

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Two years ago I bought a very small '72 Super for $820. Shipped, full Campagnolo, similar condition. Might have paid too much, that plan to go on a Dad/ Daughter ride on matching brand bikes. ( Take the son out on matching Masis) have to keep up appearances you know.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Two years ago I bought a very small '72 Super for $820. Shipped, full Campagnolo, similar condition. Might have paid too much, that plan to go on a Dad/ Daughter ride on matching brand bikes. ( Take the son out on matching Masis) have to keep up appearances you know.
I dunno - that sounds like it was a nice deal, seeing as it was all Campy and shipping was included. Did you have to replace rubber/tape/saddle?

And you have to admit, that's not too bad a price to pay to having matching father/daughter rigs

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Thank you for all of the information - I will hopefully be posting both of these bikes first in the "for sale" section and hopefully can have someone come by and see the bikes in person to truly evaluate them.
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