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Old 12-06-11, 11:54 PM
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Is this one of the fairly rare Colnago forks with no tangs? I wonder if Colnago felt that it would be too stiff on a small frame?

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my '73 super - original paint/decals




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Old 12-07-11, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by horrocks44
Wow, that is THE most beautiful bike I've laid eyes on. I need an orange bike, pronto.
That must be a new paint job, right? Did you do an resto thread?
Thank you

And yes - I did do a resto thread; you can find it here:

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Originally Posted by bibliobob
My unrestored '77 Super. Too small, unfortunately....

This is a thing of beauty - I love the pristine, original finish!

Here's hoping the new owner gets many more years of enjoyment from her

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Originally Posted by vjp
Is this one of the fairly rare Colnago forks with no tangs? I wonder if Colnago felt that it would be too stiff on a small frame?
No fork tangs, I wish I knew more about why. It is a small frame 51cm i think.
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I don't even want to think about what my bulk would do to those cranks, but Land o' Goshen they sure are gorgeous.
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My son and I are starting the rebuild today.

We went on a mini part buying spree last week, and have all sorts of goodies on their way to set this Super straight.

DD and I think it's probably a 1978, and that is very close to the bicycle's former owner's assertion as well.

I'm sure we'll get it all figured out by spring.

That gives me enough time to talk DD into a little drillium for my son's bike.











..and to all of the new Colnago owners coming aboard C&V, please add your bicycle's pic to this thread when you get a chance.

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Wow. Lots of _great_ bikes here!

Here's one that I had some time ago. Original paint job of course..


COLNAGO Master 54.5x54.5cm by [Ocean7], on Flickr
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My first and only Colnago. Unrestored but cleaned up 1983(?) Superissimo. Missing some original parts but it is mine.



Lotts of pics here: https://s985.photobucket.com/albums/ae332/SJX426/

Close to today and as purchased used:

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I just re-rebuilt my Super, changing a lot of the parts for ones I milled and drilled.



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https://www.flickr.com/photos/5461623...7628656353285/
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Otis, looks great!

Did you clear over the EM panel? I have a set of GS' decals that I was thinking of putting on a re-finish of a 74/75 Super and my painter was really concerned about clearing over such a large decal.
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Originally Posted by Otis
I just re-rebuilt my Super, changing a lot of the parts for ones I milled and drilled.



More photos here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/5461623...7628656353285/
You really do incredible work.

Thanks for the link, as it gives me some eye candy this afternoon.

No work today!
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Originally Posted by vjp
Otis, looks great!

Did you clear over the EM panel? I have a set of GS' decals that I was thinking of putting on a re-finish of a 74/75 Super and my painter was really concerned about clearing over such a large decal.
Baylis did the paint. The decals are cleared over but very lightly, so they do not look like they were cleared over.
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Man, there are some serious art displayed here! Like someone else said earlier, the thread makes you want to get a Colnago.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed


1983 superissimo, columbus SL. Quick release saronni red paint. Going campy 10 speed with 1400g wheels over the winter. It should be interesting to see how people react to the colnago in group rides
Mazda, I know you've been working on the 10-speed conversion of this bad boy - are we going to be blessed with some photos of the new setup soon?

Please

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Mazda, I know you've been working on the 10-speed conversion of this bad boy - are we going to be blessed with some photos of the new setup soon?

Please

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Well, as of now I am working on throwing together a set of temporary wheels (finally got a truing stand). I have an old set of tubulars I'm going to use but I need to lace a 10 speed hub to the rear one. After that I just need a cassette and a jtek shiftmate (I'm not going to use a campy cassette because I want the wheels to be compatible with the rest of my bikes). I was all set to buy all of the stuff I needed but then I had to buy a bridgestone RB-1 that popped up on craigslist
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^ Oh, yes - the Grail Bike; I hear you! I'd have stopped production for my Grail Bike, too.

I suspect we'll see the Superissimo in her updated form soon enough. This thread will be waiting for her appearance

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Originally Posted by SANTE POLLASTRI
my colnago master 2010

It doesn't get much better than this.
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Hi,
My name is Peter from Holland! Just 16 years old!
I bought this lovely Colnago Master Olympic frame 1 week ago!




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Beautiful bike Peter!
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Beautiful bike Peter!
Thanks alot!

I'm thinking about reselling it and search for a new bike!
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Originally Posted by peterhoevenaars
Thanks alot!

I'm thinking about reselling it and search for a new bike!
No way! That's an amazing frame you've got , ride it around for a while first ! (Or send it across the pond to Canada ... )
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No way! That's an amazing frame you've got , ride it around for a while first ! (Or send it across the pond to Canada ... )[/QUOTE
or let's come back in Italy
No, no it's fine here in Holland.. although the frame is maybe a bit big for me. Great paintjob and lugs though. I nearly bought a colnago, but the owner discovered while packing it that the bb shell was cracked. Bummer!
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The first 2 bikes are breathtaking!
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my bike purchased recently just want a little more info on it

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Originally Posted by sauze
No way! That's an amazing frame you've got , ride it around for a while first ! (Or send it across the pond to Canada ... )
haha!

The paint on my frame is original as well right? because the former owner bought it in belgium like this as well?
Yes, if I sell it, i will need some good money for it, because I love it myself as well!
What would be a good price for such an beautiful frame do you think?
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