80's Colnago project

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:24 pm

hard to complain about a $150 wheelset.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby marc2131 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:36 pm

Velo13 wrote:..... I usually make some concessions to modernity ......


I was thinking of mounting a modern speedometer to my oldie. Other than that, keen on the pantina.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:46 pm

I'd love some help identifying the year and model of this frame if anyone could help me.

I'd say it's a Super but perhaps early 90's. All the catalogues online are mid-late 1980's and none of the Super's or Sprint's have internal cable routing for the brake cable in the top tube. A super from the early 1990's perhaps?
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:20 pm

here's a '91 super for reference

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:30 pm

here's an '87 super
http://www.classicbikeshop.eu/frame-col ... od-60.html
you can just make out the cable routing in this pic

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:33 pm

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:28 am

Definitely an early 90's Cromor Colnago Super then.

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:09 am

Got my downtube cable adjusters today. Just wanted to ask you guys a quick question .. there's one with an adjuster and one with a plain cable stop, which side goes where? Cheers!

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:27 am

Ordered some Cinelli Carbonio bar tape in white .. thinking I will change my black Selle Italia Flite to a white one also. Also bidding on a Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport headset on ebay.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:53 am

lunar_c wrote:.. there's one with an adjuster and one with a plain cable stop, which side goes where?

It was my understanding the adjuster is historically for trimming the front derailleur, when some of the integrated brifters don't/didn't have that second half click to do it for you... so I have generally thought the left hand side.

Having sad that though, I have seen them on the right for the rear, perhaps rightly or wrongly. Not sure....

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:35 pm

fd.
rd usually has adjustment at the rd.

3 days of tdf and you're getting euro pro white tape 8)
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:43 pm

Yep. I saw a bike with it on Bike EXIF and couldn't resist!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:50 pm

(i too have white bartape for my colnago :lol: )
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:32 pm

I just put the cable adjusters on. This is going to look awesome with a modern groupset!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:13 am

munga wrote:fd.
rd usually has adjustment at the rd.


Interesting. Looked at the pair I presently run on my Cross-check with bar-cons; the left/FD stop has a regular integral barrel adjuster. The right/RD hand one has a sort of stepped little thumb lever which clicks through about three different degrees of tension. I can't even remember where I picked this pair up from, so have no idea of branding. They may even be Campy Chorus from the gruppo on the first decent roadie I ever had and later re-used componets from.....

I had never honestly given them that much thought.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby Velo13 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:46 pm

HappyHumber wrote:the left/FD stop has a regular integral barrel adjuster. The right/RD hand one has a sort of stepped little thumb lever which clicks through about three different degrees of tension. I can't even remember where I picked this pair up from, so have no idea of branding. They may even be Campy Chorus from the gruppo on the first decent roadie I ever had and later re-used componets from.....


Early Shimano.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby MichaelB » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:42 pm

HappyHumber wrote: ...However, anyone know any good online sources for Velocity rims? Another project somewhere down the queue is to build a replacement freehub'd wheel for my current FG commuter conversion. It has Dyads at the moment which I've been pretty happy with.


I got my A23's from the LBS for $100 ea. Ended up being similar to similar online offerings once shipping got factored in.

Made in Aus too :D
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:52 pm

MichaelB wrote:
HappyHumber wrote: ...However, anyone know any good online sources for Velocity rims? Another project somewhere down the queue is to build a replacement freehub'd wheel for my current FG commuter conversion. It has Dyads at the moment which I've been pretty happy with.


I got my A23's from the LBS for $100 ea. Ended up being similar to similar online offerings once shipping got factored in.

Made in Aus too :D


some available here:

http://www.moruyabicycles.com.au/conten ... 0-rim.html

certainly worth contacting a couple of lbs's tho. one near me can get them cheaper than the above link
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:08 pm

munga wrote:
MichaelB wrote:
HappyHumber wrote: ...However, anyone know any good online sources for Velocity rims?

I got my A23's from the LBS for $100 ea. Ended up being similar to similar online offerings once shipping got factored in.
Made in Aus too :D

some available here:
http://www.moruyabicycles.com.au/conten ... 0-rim.html
certainly worth contacting a couple of lbs's tho. one near me can get them cheaper than the above link


Yeah, thanks guys... time to revise my preferred LBS in such regard. I think I was paying closer to $150ea.. Yowch... was a while ago though..

And now back to your irregularly scheduled Ben thread....
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:58 pm

Sounds like the ones I got on ebay Kym ..

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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby munga » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:22 pm

so the adjuster is for rd?
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:32 pm

munga wrote:so the adjuster is for rd?


If Ben's are like mine, which they look like from the driveside - yep. The left hand side is a more traditional barrel adjuster. Where what we're looking at in the photo is a sort of sprung ratchet flip thing. Click it up in one direction through ~3 settings, then back down through those settings.

Almost an indexing system in itself? :?
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:10 pm

Yep, a barrel adjuster on the left and a ratchet one on the right. They're shiny .. I like them!
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:18 pm

Unfortunately I had to leave my job this week. Glad to see the back of that place. Anyone want to give me a job? :D

So.. Campagnolo is off the cards for now. I'm going to get it going with some nice wheels I've found from a forum member (105 hubs, 32 or 36 spoke, Rigida aero rims) and a Shimano groupset.. either 105 or Tiagra. I'll try and spring for 105.

This way, once I finish my degree next year .. I can put the 105 on my fiance's bike (will only need to change the cranks for shorter ones) and upgrade to Campagnolo.
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Re: 80's Colnago project

Postby lunar_c » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:16 am

I received the most amazing surprise tonight!

Two of my best and closest friends gave me a call and said they wanted to pop round to my place as they had a present for me. I figured they had some vegetables from their garden (which would've been great) for our garden or something.

Anyway .. to cut a long story short, they rocked up with a giant cardboard box and through the darkness I spotted the ribble logo .. and it was a brand new pair of Campagnolo Khamsian rims! Awesome!
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