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1979 Colnago Super Wheelset

Old 05-17-23, 12:22 PM
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1979 Colnago Super Wheelset

Anyone know what wheelset typically came with the Colnago Super in 1979? I think it was Campy Record hubs, Alpina spokes and some version of a Nisi tubular rim?
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IIRC a number of them came into the US as frame sets.
Tubulars would be appropriate.
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That sounds good.
at that juncture, the majority of Colnagos I saw new were sold by shops as frame sets.

the chance of finding Alpina spokes in the correct length… look for Sapim, a plain head spoke.

Nisi was the typical Colnago rim in the 1970’s when they shipped a complete bike.

that age is when anodized rims were taking hold. If you used an Italian rim I think you would be good, tubular of course.

then you are going to spend big on tires.
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Originally Posted by Bonked
Anyone know what wheelset typically came with the Colnago Super in 1979? I think it was Campy Record hubs, Alpina spokes and some version of a Nisi tubular rim?
Nisis would work nicely but Mavics were also coming in big into the whole Euro bike market in the late 70's and I to the 80's.
Silver rims were still the norm during the late 70's The dark anodized rims became more common in the 80's.
I would not bother with the very lightweight Fiammes from the 70's as they are too fragile to ride on regular roads
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Originally Posted by Bonked
Anyone know what wheelset typically came with the Colnago Super in 1979? I think it was Campy Record hubs, Alpina spokes and some version of a Nisi tubular rim?
I never saw a Colnago with a stock build until somewhat recently. Mostly the mid range (for Colnago) carbon bikes come pre-built . The high end stuff is almost always sold as a frameset only. Thats not to say that a particular distributor might have parts packages for its builds with some commonality though
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Just as you wrote, almost always NISI with Aeralpina spokes. US Catalogue mostly show frames (although they mention bikes, I guess assembled by the distributor on request), and from the late 70's also the European ones as well with some ecxeptions (e.g. the top models always shown as bikes)

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I have Fiamme Red Labels on my Mexico, but I doubt they were original equipment. Nisi is what I’ve seen on most.
Good vintage tubular rims are getting hard to find.
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My '79 Super had Nisi tubulars and Campy Record hubs. Don't recall what spokes. My '82 Super purchased new as a frameset and select components built over time. Rims were Galli Top Crit.
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Thanks for all the replies! I was hoping a few Masters 50+ riders would recall. Nisi Moncalieri 36h NOS set just ordered and the hubs are on the bench!
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