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Old 03-06-08, 02:45 PM
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Colnago Mexico Oro unpacked.

Finally got it unpacked today. I will put the decals on it this weekend and start building it during the following week. The pictures(crappy quality) really don't show how good it came out. I can't believe how it came out compared to how it looked when I got it. I'm putting the components that were on the Paganini. I got a NOS Brooks saddle from 1977. I can't make up my mind what color cable housing to use. I think that white would look great along with white bar tape because the hoods are white....but the seat is black. Let me know what you guys think. Also, I have a super record Crank set but I'm kind of digging the Cda cranks. Here are the links to before of the Colnago and of the Paganini with the components. Almost there. Also, I wish I had the money to get the frame and fork gold plated but I was on leave in the states when I got this done and well,....the kids and wife come before everything else. Once I get back to the states I will do this bike right. Either way, I think it looks good. I'll take better pics once I get the decals put on.

The before pics of the Colnago:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/326205-colnago-mexico-oro.html

These are the parts I'm going to use:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/377127-paganini-supercorsa.html
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looks great. you seem to have quite the fleet of unique bikes.
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Gorgeous! I love that blue, and the chrome fork really puts it over the top.

Can't wait to see it built up.
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Hey man - looks beautious.

Where'd you get it done? I have a similar condition Ciocc I'm building and forgoing the chrome because I'm not a Vanderbilt. I plan to get it baby blued next weekend.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/391717-ciocc-project.html
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I got done in Cali (Olympic Powder coating). I think you could ship it to them but I'm not sure. The chrome got done at Vern's in Gardena. Sorry for not responding on your thread as I should of but I totally forgot about it. In all it cost me around 250 for eveything.
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Hey man - looks beautious.

Where'd you get it done? I have a similar condition Ciocc I'm building and forgoing the chrome because I'm not a Vanderbilt. I plan to get it baby blued next weekend.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=391717
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that includes the shipping back to me and the removal of the gold plating.
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Anyone got pics of their bike with white bar tape, hoods, cable housing with a black saddel? Just want to see how it looks. I really want to use that Brooks I got but not sure of how it will look.
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Originally Posted by gr23932
Anyone got pics of their bike with white bar tape, hoods, cable housing with a black saddel? Just want to see how it looks. I really want to use that Brooks I got but not sure of how it will look.
Here's a pic of BF member Cuda's bike. Looks pretty good, to me:

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Originally Posted by gr23932
Anyone got pics of their bike with white bar tape, hoods, cable housing with a black saddel? Just want to see how it looks. I really want to use that Brooks I got but not sure of how it will look.
That blue definitely merits a black Brooks. How about yellow housing and black hoods?
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Originally Posted by jebensch
That blue definitely merits a black Brooks. How about yellow housing and black hoods?
That would work, but I'm going to use the hoods I have already and because I can't spend money right now on "new" parts. It's either I buy more parts for this build or go watch Mexico Vs Ghane in London March 26. It's not everyday one can go see Mexico play in Europe while they are stationed here.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
Here's a pic of BF member Cuda's bike. Looks pretty good, to me:

Great shot. It looks like I don't have to worry about that dilemma.
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Originally Posted by gr23932
It's either I buy more parts for this build or go watch Mexico Vs Ghane in London March 26. It's not everyday one can go see Mexico play in Europe while they are stationed here.
I see a pattern here...are you Mexican? Just a Mexiphile?
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Here are some pics of the bike with the decals. I have to admit that it looks freakin awesome! Funny how one gets all excited when things go well. I shall start the actual build this weekend. Enjoy:



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Originally Posted by huerro
I see a pattern here...are you Mexican? Just a Mexiphile?
Ahuevo......I mean yes.
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Any one know where I might be able to buy a Colnago Bottle cage like the one on Ray Dobbins Mexico Oro?

Like this one:
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Originally Posted by gr23932
Anyone got pics of their bike with white bar tape, hoods, cable housing with a black saddel? Just want to see how it looks. I really want to use that Brooks I got but not sure of how it will look.
Here's a shot of my blue Mondia with white tape, white housing, and a dark blue saddle, and another of a Centurion with white tape, white housing, and a black saddle. I think you'll be ok:



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The frame looks fantastic with the decals on it. The white trim withe a black brooks saddle will really set it off nicely. I would stick with a total Campagnolo group to finish it off. Even though you have a mixture of Campy group set era's it will be a very attractive bike; something you can ride with pride.
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Originally Posted by Gary Fountain
The frame looks fantastic with the decals on it. The white trim withe a black brooks saddle will really set it off nicely. I would stick with a total Campagnolo group to finish it off. Even though you have a mixture of Campy group set era's it will be a very attractive bike; something you can ride with pride.
All Campy of course. I just still don't know which crank to use. I have a SR crank that would be more "correct" and a Cda one that also looks good. I'm now leaning towards the SR since I'm going to use that nuovo record derrailleur. Which would look and perform better??
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Interesting question. I personally think the frame would look best with a total Nuovo Record of Super Record Gruppo. I suppose a SR crankset would match that setup more closely.

On the other hand, you have Croce d'Aune brakes, cranks and headset (about 50% of the total groupset).

Do you go with the SR or the Cda cranks? Do you go for the more desirable 'look' (if that's what you are eventually after) and use the SR (Campy copies) cranks?

I'd probably stick with the full Campy look and stick with the Cda and Nuovo mix of parts while I save up and eventually get the other Nuovo Record stuff. But that's me and I have to confess to being a bit of a Campy snob.

Which ever way you go, it's going to look great.
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that is one gorgeous 'nago! well done, sir - my compliments!
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