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 Post subject: Dating a Colnago - how?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:08 am 
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I'm wondering whether there is a reliable method to date a Colnago - frame number? Straight or curved fork? Paint?

Your thoughts would be really useful.


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'Fraid I don't have any useful thoughts, but the title of the thread brought this to mind:

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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Frames from the earlier bit of this decade can be ID'd by paint job as per this site; http://colnago-frames.com/

Before that, might be worth putting feelers out on the UK owners' forum http://www.colnago.org.uk

Hope the links prove useful.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Model ID and frame material helps a lot as do the tube profiles. The Prescia straight forks came in the mid-80s so is easy to spot.


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Buy her dinner ?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:53 pm 
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I knew that I wouldn't be disappointed putting that title thread :wink:

David B wrote:
Before that, might be worth putting feelers out on the UK owners' forum http://www.colnago.org.uk
Thanks for that, I'll see where I get to but it looks like the bikes/frames are slightly newer than mine.

monty dog wrote:
Model ID and frame material helps a lot as do the tube profiles. The Prescia straight forks came in the mid-80s so is easy to spot.
It's a master with the three main tubes fluted. Fluro paint suggests to me one era but the curved fork suggests it may predate the Prescia fork from 85/86. I can't say for sure but I'm fairly certain that the fork is original. although I guess there was a period when both forks were offered?

Anyway, rubbish photo attached and any more thoughts much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:00 pm 
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that looks great, love the chrome lugs on the headtube, i must get a colnago at some point if only just to look at it!


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jonnyboy666 wrote:
.....love the chrome lugs on the headtube...


Just for you.....


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sorry Ed you just spoiled it, can you guess why?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:15 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
sorry Ed you just spoiled it, can you guess why?
Apart from it being a lash up build in a frightful colour, no, not really.


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