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Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:53 pm

POst up your Colnago's!

But first, how weird is this:

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:22 pm

Hi Munga,

I wonder if the Colnago you have shown with the Tange tubing was from around 1990 and the tubing was based on Tange Prestige?

Here's a Colnago Super Frame from around the late 80's to early 90's that I am thinking of re-building with old '85 Campy Super Record and Coblato brakes:

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Velo13 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:59 pm

Yes, they kept it reasonably quiet and I was under the impression that there was never a decal indicating the tubing. See more on prestige here.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:20 am

Here's my Colnago Sprint. Peeling decals, many battle scars and a strange mix of Shimano, Campagnolo and other brand components old and new.
This is how I bought it. Still deciding what components to go with. I won't be repainting, love the patina.

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:16 am

Looks like your baby blue Colnago Sprint has been, and probably continues to be a favourite ride Lots of Steel Bikes. My personal opinion is that Colnago produces frames that fit the average person well and offer a very neutral riding position - aggressive and shore footed when you want it to be yet comfortable enough for those long training rides. There is something about a baby blue coloured frame that I find really attractive - nice bike.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:46 am

GaryF wrote:Looks like your baby blue Colnago Sprint has been, and probably continues to be a favourite ride Lots of Steel Bikes. My personal opinion is that Colnago produces frames that fit the average person well and offer a very neutral riding position - aggressive and shore footed when you want it to be yet comfortable enough for those long training rides. There is something about a baby blue coloured frame that I find really attractive - nice bike.


Thanks Gary, I too prefer the understated look. Some Colnago paint scemes are a bit over the top for me. I could ride this bike all day. Just need to swap out the prologo saddle. Cripples me after about 40k.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby funnybike » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:53 pm

Hey, that saddle really is retro! :lol: So, is the font on the decals, but now I'm clutching at straws......... :oops:

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby funnybike » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:57 pm

Lots of steel bikes wrote:Image


Despite the mixed parts, this is a nice looking bike. I think simply swapping the seat post for a polished one would make a big difference.
Simple. Elegant. Understated.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:00 pm

funnybike wrote:
Lots of steel bikes wrote:
Despite the mixed parts, this is a nice looking bike. I think simply swapping the seat post for a polished one would make a big difference.
Simple. Elegant. Understated.


I'd like polished aero but hard to get at that length.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby jillybean » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:26 am

My 87/88 Master Piu. Originally built up with suntour superbe pro as pictured, but these days sports shimano 105 10 speed (and a few stone chips) because I decided it was meant to be ridden rather than just looked at.

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby funnybike » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:46 am

jillybean wrote:My 87/88 Master Piu.


Gorgeous.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:02 pm

It's so interesting to compare 2 top Colnago's of their respective era's such as funnybike's C59 and jillybean's early Master Piu.

Here is my Superissimo SLX:

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby seddo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:59 am

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Pics of steel frame Colins that reside at our place
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Postby GaryF » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:53 pm

Nice place Seddo - very nice place indeed!
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:01 pm

here's my old titanio

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:11 pm

munga wrote:here's my old titanio

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What a beauty! A Titanio like yours is extremely high on my want and desire list. I'm so jealous. Please tell me it's a dog to ride (even though I know it's completely the opposite).
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:33 pm

mine was a bit too big, Gary, and before i could get used to it, I needed the money and sold it.
was no better than my repco superlite. 8)
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:49 pm

munga wrote:mine was a bit too big, Gary, and before i could get used to it, I needed the money and sold it.
was no better than my repco superlite. 8)


No better than your Superlite - that makes me feel a bit better. The old Repco Superlite's were pretty good frames though; they were great value for money.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Velo13 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:46 pm

GaryF wrote:
munga wrote:mine was a bit too big, Gary, and before i could get used to it, I needed the money and sold it.
was no better than my repco superlite. 8)


No better than your Superlite - that makes me feel a bit better. The old Repco Superlite's were pretty good frames though; they were great value for money.


Yeah, and if we keep it up in this forum, they'll be more expensive that Colnagos soon.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:20 pm

I need to ban myself from looking at this forum.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:10 pm

got a 55 c-c master x light here, dan..
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:22 pm

munga wrote:got a 55 c-c master x light here, dan..


I know. I had hoped you'd not mention it :(
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:14 pm

Nice bikes, though there's something not quite right about straight forks. But that's just me. At least all the top tubes are horizontal.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:29 pm

munga wrote:here's my old titanio

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I can't put me finger on why, but I just said "Oooohhhhhh". :D
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:43 pm

yeah.

sometimes i wonder if i could have gone to thailand for some leg lengthening procedures..
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