Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Help ID This Colnago

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Help ID This Colnago

Old 08-03-22, 09:52 AM
  #1  
Classtime 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Classtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 3,849

Bikes: 82 Medici, 2011 Richard Sachs, 2011 Milwaukee Road

Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1517 Post(s)
Liked 1,157 Times in 690 Posts
Help ID This Colnago

My new SIL just received pictures of a wedding gift from his step dad. Im guessing an 81-82 Super but ?


LOW Mileage Wall Hanger!





Edit. It is his size!
Classtime is offline  
Old 08-03-22, 10:03 AM
  #2  
repechage
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 18,123
Mentioned: 121 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2656 Post(s)
Liked 1,690 Times in 1,242 Posts
the crimped tubes point to a Superissimo.
This interval I don't like so much, the Colnago stamping on the chainstays is too far forward, a Design, mfg error in my book.
addressed later.
repechage is offline  
Old 08-03-22, 10:48 AM
  #3  
Mackers
Full Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 422
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 135 Post(s)
Liked 115 Times in 93 Posts
No chromed lugs so not a Superissimo.
Sloping crown and lack of chainstay bridge points to a ~1984 Super.
Mackers is offline  
Old 08-03-22, 11:06 AM
  #4  
Spaghetti Legs 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 4,746

Bikes: Numerous

Mentioned: 125 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1528 Post(s)
Liked 2,010 Times in 693 Posts
Jeff, I think I see a set of crimps on the top tube and one either side of down tube. I think Nuovo Mexico had 4 crimps on down tube, but the Super Profil info matches this one as far as I can tell

https://cycling-obsession.com/how-to...-nuovo-mexico/

https://cycling-obsession.com/how-to...-super-profil/

Very nice looking bike and I hope it fits you also, so you can test ride it!
__________________
N = '96 Colnago C40, '04 Wilier Alpe D'Huez, '10 Colnago EPS, '85 Merckx Pro, '89 Merckx Century, '86 Tommasini Professional, '04 Teschner Aero FX Pro, '05 Alan Carbon Cross, '86 De Rosa Professional, '82 Colnago Super, '95 Gios Compact Pro, '95 Carrera Zeus, '84 Basso Gap, 89 Cinelli Supercorsa, 83 Bianchi Specialissima, VO Randonneur, Ritchey Breakaway Steel, '84 Paletti Super Prestige, Heron Randonneur

Spaghetti Legs is offline  
Likes For Spaghetti Legs:
Old 08-03-22, 11:25 AM
  #5  
SJX426 
Senior Member
 
SJX426's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
Posts: 9,049

Bikes: '73 Bottecchia Giro d'Italia, '83 Colnago Superissimo, '84 Trek 610, '84 Trek 760, '88 Pinarello Veneto, '88 De Rosa Pro, '89 Pinarello Montello, '94 Burley Duet, 97 Specialized RockHopper, 2010 Langster, Tern Link D8

Mentioned: 65 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1405 Post(s)
Liked 1,697 Times in 865 Posts
IIRC 82/83 was when the CS caps changed from fluted to flat. The decals also changed about that time period.

Nice bike with the deep drops.
Superissimo from 1983 (based on RD Pat).
1983 Colnago Superissimo on Flickr
__________________
Bikes don't stand alone. They are two tired.
SJX426 is offline  
Old 08-03-22, 11:51 AM
  #6  
repechage
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 18,123
Mentioned: 121 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2656 Post(s)
Liked 1,690 Times in 1,242 Posts
Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Jeff, I think I see a set of crimps on the top tube and one either side of down tube. I think Nuovo Mexico had 4 crimps on down tube, but the Super Profil info matches this one as far as I can tell

https://cycling-obsession.com/how-to...-nuovo-mexico/

https://cycling-obsession.com/how-to...-super-profil/

Very nice looking bike and I hope it fits you also, so you can test ride it!
Super Profil V2, that fits, but really don't like the stamped COLNAGO on the chainstays so far forward. Lazy and lack of care. They later moved them aft where the complete text could be read and not partially hidden behind the big ring.
One reason I did not follow them too closely in this era of Colnago. From the Ernesto on autopilot period.
repechage is offline  
Likes For repechage:
Old 08-03-22, 03:14 PM
  #7  
Classtime 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Classtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 3,849

Bikes: 82 Medici, 2011 Richard Sachs, 2011 Milwaukee Road

Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1517 Post(s)
Liked 1,157 Times in 690 Posts
Cool. Profil V3 since no CS bridge. Likely purchased in Italy where previous and original owner spends a lot of time with family.
__________________
I don't do: disks, tubeless, e-shifting, or bead head nymphs.
Classtime is offline  
Old 08-03-22, 05:44 PM
  #8  
Robvolz 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2022
Posts: 579
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 358 Post(s)
Liked 324 Times in 141 Posts
all I got was a firm handshake and a stern side eye.

This is awesome
Robvolz is offline  
Likes For Robvolz:
Old 08-04-22, 11:22 AM
  #9  
w-lewis
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
So cool!
w-lewis is offline  
Old 08-11-22, 04:14 PM
  #10  
Peroni
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked 35 Times in 22 Posts
I won the auction on eBay for this late eighties Superissimo, I think is the frame model, $916 with sales tax and free shipping.
Only these three auction pictures, the auction ended today, and I paid eBay. no tracking number yet, and delivery next week.
I thought the auction would go higher, but I don't really know very much. I'm happy with what I can see and guess at, wasn't much written description. The size was listed at 56cm, but I can see it's more like 58cm, might be the dark blue metallic solid color at the neck.
This thread wasn't very old so I thought it would be OK to add these pictures.


Peroni is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.