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Old 01-14-19, 09:27 AM
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Vintage Colnago headset info.



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Hello I am needing some help identifying what headset would have been used on a 78 Colnago Mexico. Itís a grey frame so Iíd like to find a black headset like the one from the colnago catalogue. What headset is being used here?
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Old 01-14-19, 09:59 AM
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If I had to guess I'd say Omas. Miche or Ofmega or maybe Edco. Personally I think youd be better off figuring out what size stack height you need and looking for any black headset. Concentrating on finding a 40yo may prove to be a fruitless and or expensive search.
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If your not going after original I’d get a new Tange. I used one on a build once and I liked it.
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I believe that is the Colnago branded headset. Consequently, if you want the exact headset, the search will likely be long and expensive.
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I believe that is the Colnago branded headset.
And IIRC, the Colnago-branded headsets were made by Ofmega.
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I enjoy getting these old road bike framesets and trying to build them up exactly how they would have been sold back in the year of said frameset. For instance Iíve got patent 72 campy parts on my 72 Raleigh pro. These projects take time. And I learn a lot in the process. Trying to learn. Wanted to know what headset was likely used in this colnago catalog. Thereís campy record headsets with colnago engraving correct? Whatís the story on those? Appreciate it.
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Until you find a perfect original this guy will give you black anodize or black chrome, panto in aluminum or steel. And the prices are not bad. Australian dollars are about 70 cents US.

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I enjoy getting these old road bike framesets and trying to build them up exactly how they would have been sold back in the year of said frameset. For instance Iíve got patent 72 campy parts on my 72 Raleigh pro. These projects take time. And I learn a lot in the process. Trying to learn. Wanted to know what headset was likely used in this colnago catalog. Thereís campy record headsets with colnago engraving correct? Whatís the story on those? Appreciate it.

Most frames of this quality were sold as frames, so building it exactly as it would have been sold is impossible. Building like it is pictured in the catalog is possible, but as noted could be expensive.

We were sponsored by Geurciotti one year and I don't know how many of their bikes I built but none were anything like the catalog and no two were alike. I've sold Bianchi and Merckx frames and none were built like the catalog. Perfection is nice, and expensive, but building a bike how it like it and enjoying the ride is more important.
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I enjoy getting these old road bike framesets and trying to build them up exactly how they would have been sold back in the year of said frameset. For instance Iíve got patent 72 campy parts on my 72 Raleigh pro. These projects take time. And I learn a lot in the process. Trying to learn. Wanted to know what headset was likely used in this colnago catalog. Thereís campy record headsets with colnago engraving correct? Whatís the story on those? Appreciate it.
I'd second Bianchigirl. The bike deserves to be ridden. In my opinion, the best bike is a bike that get you out for a ride.
However, I do understand the joy and pleasure of building a bike and getting all the period correct parts while learning something new. You can always search for it. I am still searching for some colnago panto parts for my Master, but I completed bike and give it a spin at least once a week knowing that I can always go back and change the part when I find the 'right' part. I do hope you find the 'right' part and build it exactly the way you like it, but at the same time I do hope you don't miss the chance to have a great ride on a great bike.
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