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Colnago Model and Date Identification. Please help!

Old 06-12-09, 09:06 PM
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Colnago Model and Date Identification. Please help!

I've been lucky enough to finally pick up a Colnago. Please help me date and ID this frame or my wife is going to kill me for all the time that I'm spending doing online searches to find info on this Colnago.

Frame Highlights:
SLX tubing
Chrome fork with Club and Colnago
BB Cutout with Club and Colnago in arc
Clubs on top of seatstays, bottom head lug, left and right tops of BB shell
Chromed right chainstay

Component Highlights:
mostly Campagnolo Victory gruppo
Victory hubs and Campagnolo Omega rims
Cinelli 1A stem and a modern anatomic bar
San Marco Concor Supercorsa saddle









I'm thinking 1986-1990, given that Victory seems to have come out ~1986. However, I can't pinpoint a model. I don't see anything similar in the Bulgier catalogs. Unfortunately Classic Rendezvous' info doesn't cover late 80's Colnagos. Does anyone know of any Colnago fan websites out there with old scanned catalogs? I just can't believe that there isn't rabid Colnago fan out there with an online Colnago shrine.

I'd also like to hear your opinons about building this up. I'm thinking white saddle, brake cable housing, bar tape and hoods.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-13-09, 04:34 AM
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I'm guessing Superissimo from right around 1990 (or a little later).
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Old 06-13-09, 11:42 AM
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+1 Superissimo. Nice bike.
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Ah. Now I see the similarity to the picture in the 1989 catalog on Bulgier's site. Do you know when Colnago went to the club on the top of the seatstay instead of "Colnago"? Also, I failed to mention that the dropout spacing is actually 130mm. I assumed that it wasn't 130mm because it came with a 6 speed freewheel.


http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/colnago-88/07.jpg

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The club instead of Colnago appeared right about the time of that bulgier catalog, but only on one frame (I believe the Spiral Conic), which is why I pegged yours as later - by some point in the the early 90's the club becomes the norm. The spacing also points in that direction (Campagnolo went to 8 speeds in '91.)
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