Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
Your frame could be a Colnago Super Piu like this one that TDC is suggesting:
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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Gary, utedeej's has the simpler, earlier seattube cluster
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 (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
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.
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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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.
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.
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??
Its too far away for me to check it out in person.
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