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Old 03-08-15, 06:40 AM
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Steel Colnago Pro bicycle

Hi, i recently bought this colnago. It was way too cheap so i got lucky on it.
But we cant seem to figure out what year it was built, or even what model it is. The derailleur says patent 84, so our guess is that it is from 84 or 85 but we don't knwo that much about colnago's so any help is much appreaciated.

here it is:



i have a lot more pics so ask if needed.

thanks in advance
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Old 03-08-15, 07:14 AM
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Welcome to the forums. Beautiful bike. Where is it well and you, located? Often the U.S. and European market bikes can be different. Also these came in lots of color and component combinations.

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Old 03-08-15, 07:17 AM
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its located in netherlands (europe)
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Old 03-08-15, 08:03 AM
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Modolo brakes on bike, Mach 3, were introduced in 1988, according to my research. Given that, it will be hard to use the components to nail down a year. Could be a frame-only purchase that the owner built up and updated over the years. It is beautiful though. A quick search hasn't revealed any other frames with a similar paint scheme.
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Old 03-08-15, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
Modolo brakes on bike, Mach 3, were introduced in 1988, according to my research. Given that, it will be hard to use the components to nail down a year. Could be a frame-only purchase that the owner built up and updated over the years. It is beautiful though. A quick search hasn't revealed any other frames with a similar paint scheme.
I was thinking the same thing...with the variety of components, it could be hard to use them for dating...and a lot of Colnagos were frame only with owner specific builds...the "Colnago" printing on what appears to be the chain stay is interesting...

But..also...

Welcome!

And...

It is a striking Colnago! Of course, most are...
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Below the paint it appears like a Super from the 80's. The race number tab is interesting, a few bikes came into the USA that way. If a more basically painted same size Super from the same period had some different measures, like a variation in top tube length, a case could be made that this was a team bike for a particular rider.

Stampings on Colnagos from that time seem to have no definable reason, batch? Subcontractor?
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thanks a lot for the info guys. at first we weren't thath fond of the colors, but after stripping it, cleaning and buidling it up again we fell in love with it. also the new tube's look so good. it only needs new brake lever hoods but that might come one day.

also are frame's with 'number plate' tabs rare? we also have a bianchi and concorde with tabs.

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Old 03-08-15, 08:15 AM
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nice, this info i needed..
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Originally Posted by Joris View Post
thanks a lot for the info guys. at first we weren't thath fond of the colors, but after stripping it, cleaning and buidling it up again we fell in love with it. also the new tube's look so good. it only needs new brake lever hoods but that might come one day.

also are frame's with 'number plate' tabs rare? we also have a bianchi and concorde with tabs.



thanks guys
Number tabs appear more common in Europe, in the USA, riders got the numbers, not on the bike in sanctioned road races.
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Number tabs were an option for the buyer, you could pick a number tab or pump braze-on, it was a few extra bucks for either.
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Your cranks will also have a date code on them. Look for a circle or triangle with a number, I think.
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Probably built around 1983/84 judging by the frame details. If the fork has stiffening tangs, what do the cutouts (if any) look like?

A nice survivor - the paint and chrome are in fantastic shape. Pretty color combo, too.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Probably built around 1983/84 judging by the frame details. If the fork has stiffening tangs, what do the cutouts (if any) look like?

A nice survivor - the paint and chrome are in fantastic shape. Pretty color combo, too.

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1+ 83/84 Colnago Super dating Nice bike!
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Probably built around 1983/84 judging by the frame details. If the fork has stiffening tangs, what do the cutouts (if any) look like?

A nice survivor - the paint and chrome are in fantastic shape. Pretty color combo, too.

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