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01-25-23, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By Gary Fountain

I can't say that I've ever seen a steel Colnago...

I can't say that I've ever seen a steel Colnago with a 'widows peak'. Mine are all cut straight across. As for 3 top tube cable guides - yes, some older Colnago's did have 3 top tube cable guides but...
10-26-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,086
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi JonasG, I had a look at your link and I...

Hi JonasG,

I had a look at your link and I was surprised to see your very similar Rossin Prestige - in great condition too. A lovely bike. Mine is beautiful to ride, how do you find yours?
10-09-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi nenad, the aluminium Colnago is a very...

Hi nenad, the aluminium Colnago is a very responsive bike and has surprisingly good road manners. Being aluminium I was expecting a harsh ride; it is a little harsh but quite manageable. It has a...
10-06-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi nenad, yes, it has been fun and it did play a...

Hi nenad, yes, it has been fun and it did play a nice part of my day. The days are quite beautiful here as I live in a sup-tropical area and a 20 degree c is about as cold as it gets. It does heat up...
10-05-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yes, I've gone crazy about Colnago and...

Yes, I've gone crazy about Colnago and Campagnolo, haha. There's no cure either!

Thanks nenad for the copy of the '89 catalogue - I did spend some time looking at the photos and reading the...
10-05-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Gary Fountain

Just to add to the story: I have a 1991 Colnago...

Just to add to the story: I have a 1991 Colnago Super SL that was a professional Belgian team bike - 'Collstrop Isoglass' in the original colour. This team only used these Colnago's for the one year...
10-04-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yeah, I've heard the same story. The thing is,...

Yeah, I've heard the same story. The thing is, Colnago did switch stem and bar brands. 3TTT and ITM seem to have become the brands of favour. And like DD, I haven't come across a definitive...
10-04-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow, great information. I do agree that your...

Wow, great information. I do agree that your frame must be a Super Sprint and it could have originally been white. I wonder if the 'LX' or 'decor' paint finishes were added on top of the original...
10-04-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Gary Fountain

The dropouts were my big question too. They had...

The dropouts were my big question too. They had me thinking that perhaps your frame was manufactured in the early 90's? I'm a real fan of Colnago bikes from that general era as they were the bikes I...
10-03-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Gary Fountain

Your paint scheme looks very reminiscent of one...

Your paint scheme looks very reminiscent of one of my bikes. Mine is a 2001 Aluminium Dream Lux with an "LX" paint scheme. I think this paint scheme is quite achievable for an amateur painter yet it...
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Gary Fountain

I've snapped one of those exact seatposts in the...

I've snapped one of those exact seatposts in the past and it broke off without warning. So easy to impale yourself on the stub or at least fall off the back of the bike. I sold nearly all of those...
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi CliffordK, I always think in AUD but I have...

Hi CliffordK, I always think in AUD but I have found that USD and AUD match up reasonably closely when it comes to bikes - even though the AUD is worth much less than the US dollar. That said, the...
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Gary Fountain

I don't know how to move a thread but the...

I don't know how to move a thread but the moderators will move it when they find it. This is the thread I always use but I think there is a thread that deals with estimations. Unfortunately I can't...
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Gary Fountain

This is the wrong forum to ask that question but...

This is the wrong forum to ask that question but it is a very nice mid 80's Master frame with some wonderful milled and pantographed features. As a rough guess I would think it would be in the $3000...
09-25-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By Gary Fountain

Buy it?

Buy it?
09-19-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gary Fountain

I bet it's a very nice bike to ride. Good old...

I bet it's a very nice bike to ride. Good old Colnago's, like yours, always put a silly smile on my face. Love it.
09-07-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By Gary Fountain

Interesting to read that these were known as...

Interesting to read that these were known as 'crackers'. Thanks repechage.

Its also interesting to read about your 'experiences' with that seller - some people will try anything.
09-06-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By Gary Fountain

I couldn't believe your luck finding a Campy...

I couldn't believe your luck finding a Campy Record equipped Colnago Titanio with a Grammo stem. for $150. All I could think was - WOW. Even with those bars, haha. After reading on I see you...
09-02-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Gary Fountain

I hadn't realised that you had to build-up the...

I hadn't realised that you had to build-up the hood top - really well done. I just caught the lower edge of the hood and I ripped it apart as I moved passed the bike. So, it's just 2 mating surfaces....
09-02-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks for the tip Mr. 66. I haven't heard of...

Thanks for the tip Mr. 66. I haven't heard of Tubasi glue but I'm sure I can look it up.
09-01-22, 03:00 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 188,170
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow, another page full of bellissima Italian...

Wow, another page full of bellissima Italian biciclette.
09-01-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Gary Fountain

Well done Sloar. Thanks for showing your work. ...

Well done Sloar. Thanks for showing your work.

That's a very hard thing to do - gluing together those white C-Record hoods. I have the same hood, and it's in pretty good condition, but it is split...
08-23-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi DD. Haha, all's well that ends well! I would...

Hi DD. Haha, all's well that ends well! I would have been tempted by that beauty. It's a shame you didn't enjoy the ride but I do understand.

My absolute favourite bike is my 1985 Cinelli...
08-22-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By Gary Fountain

But - gee - it really looks beautiful. That has...

But - gee - it really looks beautiful. That has to count for something, haha.
08-20-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Bamboobike4, I think your bike looks very...

Hi Bamboobike4,

I think your bike looks very good and from the photos it looks very attractive. Please don't get me wrong but I do think your bike has been re-painted. A couple of reasons: 1 - I...
08-20-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Peroni, I do like this orange frame and it...

Hi Peroni, I do like this orange frame and it does have my favourite steerer tube lugs. It is disappointing to find a frame is re-finished but, sometimes it is unavoidable to save a frame. I have a...
08-19-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

This is another lovely Super/Superissimo. I think...

This is another lovely Super/Superissimo. I think you have the third edition of the Superissimo seat stay cap. I also think it appeared around 1990 - give or take. I don't think the clover leaf being...
08-19-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

I think you're right SJX 426. It's your...

I think you're right SJX 426. It's your absolutely lovely Superissimo and most probably a 1883 build as you say. These seat stay caps appeared on the first version of the Superissimo and I think that...
08-19-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'm going to guess a Superissimo of around a 1990...

I'm going to guess a Superissimo of around a 1990 vintage. Why?.....

1 - The seat stay caps first appeared around 1988 (e.g. Conic Total Spiral frames). These seat stay caps could still found on...
08-17-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

It'll be a nice bike to ride and own (love SLX)....

It'll be a nice bike to ride and own (love SLX). My guess - I think it will be smaller than 58cm c to c seat tube. Another guess - with those 'COLNAGO' seat stay caps I would say a mid 80's build.
...
08-15-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gary Fountain

I think it was pre 1978. I think his son did...

I think it was pre 1978. I think his son did stick around for a while. Now - I may be completely wrong. Hi Robvolz.
08-15-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Peroni, the extra photos of the Supercorsa are...

Hi Peroni, the extra photos of the Supercorsa are lovely. At a quick glance it looks to be mostly kitted out with Campy Super Record except for the front derailleur which is Nuovo Record. Nothing...
08-15-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gary Fountain

The saddle looks like an old Cinelli Unicanitor...

The saddle looks like an old Cinelli Unicanitor from the early 1980's - my guess. They are quite comfy and well built and still to be found. With the steel frame, they would fit the Campagnolo...
08-14-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gary Fountain

According to the Cinelli Timeline, the 'spelled...

According to the Cinelli Timeline, the 'spelled out' CINELLI would have been used on a Cinelli 1R stem on the 1973 DeRosa like the one in your original photo. The 1R stem was introduced in 1973. The...
07-03-22, 03:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,470
Posted By Gary Fountain

C E L E S T E ...

C E L E S T E

https://i.imgur.com/FfJdy7I.jpg?1
06-21-22, 02:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gary Fountain

What a wonderful family heirloom.

What a wonderful family heirloom.
04-09-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,703
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks Bianchigirll for all your hard work...

Thanks Bianchigirll for all your hard work sharing your collection of catalogues, etc. You're extremely generous .... and .... always have been on this forum. You make the world a better place....
04-02-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,584
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yeah - I love it too. A great looking Colnago....

Yeah - I love it too. A great looking Colnago. Very nicely put together.
01-26-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,676
Posted By Gary Fountain

A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass'...

A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass' team bike that I now own:

https://i.imgur.com/oUwJeEx.jpg
12-10-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,714
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi noglider, they were all commuters as I loved...

Hi noglider, they were all commuters as I loved riding a track bike to work. The blue and white bike was only used occasionally by me as a commuter as I was nearing the end of my working days when I...
12-10-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,714
Posted By Gary Fountain

1938 Malvern Star ...

1938 Malvern Star

https://i.imgur.com/dkpEKrZ.jpg?1
12-10-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,714
Posted By Gary Fountain

3 of my Aussie built track bikes - Beretto,...

3 of my Aussie built track bikes - Beretto, Hillman, DeGrandi.

https://i.imgur.com/fXHQwzk.jpg?1
11-29-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yes, I agree with Drilliun Dude, it looks like an...

Yes, I agree with Drilliun Dude, it looks like an early 5/6 speed, TT frame from the 80's. I'd love to see more photos.

I, along with many of you guys commuted in a relatively flat location and I...
11-24-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,727
Posted By Gary Fountain

That bike was a very nice place to start your...

That bike was a very nice place to start your appreciation of the classic steel bikes of a past era. It is important to have a bike fit you well enough that you just don't think about it when riding...
11-24-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,440
Posted By Gary Fountain

This in my 1983 Alan - (59.5cm x 58.5cm c to c)....

This in my 1983 Alan - (59.5cm x 58.5cm c to c). It came to me as a frame in the mid 1980's - loved it ever since. I bought it 2nd hand from Degrandi Cycle and Sport in Geelong, Victoria, Australia....
11-24-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,727
Posted By Gary Fountain

A very nice job. It's nice to have an iconic...

A very nice job. It's nice to have an iconic Reynolds 531 frame and an interesting collection of components.
11-14-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,595
Posted By Gary Fountain

I love your red Supercorsa. I must admit to being...

I love your red Supercorsa. I must admit to being very biased towards Cinelli Supercorsa's as they are my ultimate 'grail' bike frame. Red is a bonus being my ultimate Cinelli colour from the...
11-13-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,329
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks for the interest guys. Yes it is made from...

Thanks for the interest guys. Yes it is made from Tange Prestige tubes and Rossin's own cast lugs. It's not all that light but definitely not heavy at all. The ride is really predictable and...
11-13-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,329
Posted By Gary Fountain

This bike fits me like a glove - even better that...

This bike fits me like a glove - even better that my Colnago's.

https://i.imgur.com/qbfWG13.jpg?1
10-19-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks guy's for the Campione del Mondo...

Thanks guy's for the Campione del Mondo information.
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