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Old 09-11-19, 01:36 PM
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So for those in the know- is Columbus Technos just private label tubing for Colnago that is really one of the Nivacrom offerings? I havent heard of Technos before.
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My Colnago story:

When I worked at a bike shop in the early 1970s, the shop manager bought a new Colnago and invited me to take a ride up the Santa Monica / Malibu coast with him. I innocently suggested Tuna Canyon, for those familiar with the area. (Back then it was a two-way street. Someone since changed it to downhill only, destroying my absolute favorite climb in the Malibu hills.) We got to the first switchback when he declared, "this is B.S."and turned around. I completed the climb on my Nishiki Competition, proving the superiority of a modest Japanese model over a high-end Italian job. (Yeah ... right. )
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Nice score on a beautiful frame!
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
So for those in the know- is Columbus Technos just private label tubing for Colnago that is really one of the Nivacrom offerings? I havent heard of Technos before.
Yes, Columbus Tecnos is a shaped Nivacrom tubeset made for Colnago. Unlike the Master, only the top tube and down tube are crimped, and the shape of the crimping is different, a crease between bulging sections rather than the curved indentation and ridges of the Master.
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