Colnago Appreciation Society

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Typhoon Ken » Sun May 18, 2014 6:34 pm

Very nice. Clean, classy lines

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Wed May 21, 2014 9:09 pm

Picked this up today. Anyone know what kind of year or model it is?

Keep me in mind if you have a Colnago fork. The fork on this is Reynolds.

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby TDC » Wed May 21, 2014 9:14 pm

Could be early to mid 90s Super Pui.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby seddo » Thu May 22, 2014 6:44 am

Altain -?
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Fri May 23, 2014 5:24 pm

seddo wrote:Altain -?

Don't think so now ,different seat tube lug tx.....

See altain here

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Sat May 24, 2014 7:09 am

TDC wrote:Could be early to mid 90s Super Pui.


Could be a Super pui. Though the pics of the couple i've seen have longer dropouts I think
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat May 24, 2014 7:35 am

piu piu!
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sat May 24, 2014 12:01 pm

Hi utedeej,

Your frame could be a Colnago Super Piu like this one that TDC is suggesting:

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This image is from a 1994 catalogue but there are some differences such as the paint scheme. It looks like your frame has round tubes so I would guess that it's not a 'Master' - I'm guessing a Super Piu'.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat May 24, 2014 12:10 pm

Gary, utedeej's has the simpler, earlier seattube cluster
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sat May 24, 2014 12:17 pm

munga wrote:Gary, utedeej's has the simpler, earlier seattube cluster


Yeah - you're right Munga - I changed my guess from an Elegant to a Super Piu.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby TDC » Sat May 24, 2014 7:13 pm

IDing Colnagos is some form of black art! I dont think its a Super Piu. I had a look at my 94 and it's different in the details and the NDS chainstay has SUPER PIU painted in massive letters on it :D (awesome powers of deduction at work here). The head tube lug is much more ornate on yours. See photos of a really dirty Super piu.

I still think its first half of the nineties, given the internal brake routing. What is the underside of the BB like. This can help with identifying Colnagos, as does the the art decor paint (I think) as this was not available on all models

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Sat May 24, 2014 9:52 pm

Thanks all.

Yes, the seat lug is the same as the super piu.

TDC, you are right, the head tube lugs are more ornate, more like my master olympic.

The bottom bracket shell is similar to yours, with Colnago in caps, but it has a cable guide?

Will try and take more pics of bb, etc tomorrow.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sun May 25, 2014 10:48 am

master piu? my late 90's / early 00's AD14 master x light had cable guides and the fancy lugs, but the later shot-in style seatstays and of course the gilco tubes. it also had the same bb as TDC's Super Piu.
not sure if master piu's had round tubes?
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Sun May 25, 2014 9:15 pm

So, couple more pics, but I still am in the dark.

Has same bottom bracket as my Master Olympic. Have also added better pic of seat tube lug. It also has semi horizontal short dropouts and the downtube is oversized.

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby TDC » Sun May 25, 2014 9:44 pm

Superissimo

check out the ones here. http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vinta ... v-but.html
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sun May 25, 2014 10:52 pm

TDC wrote:Superissimo

check out the ones here. http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vinta ... v-but.html


Yes. I've been investigating Superissimo's thinking it may be the real identity of the frame in question. I think you've found the answer.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon May 26, 2014 6:59 am

I must say I'm not a fan of those seatstays.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Mon May 26, 2014 9:32 am

GaryF wrote:
TDC wrote:Superissimo

check out the ones here. http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vinta ... v-but.html


Yes. I've been investigating Superissimo's thinking it may be the real identity of the frame in question. I think you've found the answer.



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Thankyou linesman, thankyou ballboys. Looks like a winner.

I agree Scott, they seat lugs do look a bit agricultural and looks like a previous owner has tried a bit of touch up paint in the clover.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby TDC » Mon May 26, 2014 3:33 pm

Awesome...best part was I got to look at Colnagi for hours.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby simonsausage » Tue May 27, 2014 1:55 pm

Saw this today and it made me a bit curious. Seller says calls it a replica, but that's a bloody good replica paint job by the looks.
Anyone have any opinions?? :wink:
Its too far away for me to check it out in person.

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby geoff_tewierik » Tue May 27, 2014 2:17 pm

That's a lot of effort to go to painting it in the Colnago style for a replica.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby simonsausage » Tue May 27, 2014 2:19 pm

My thoughts exactly....
And a big head tube for 54cm.
Methinks Leigh doesn't know lots about this bike.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby koen » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:52 pm

Remembered this picture on an LP cover I bought about 1978 ...looks like a Colnago man..not sure if its the flute player on the record
My guess would be detto pietro shoes?
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby acb » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:16 pm

Thought I would copy this over from the general thread as well.

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:04 pm

dat stem..
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