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 Post subject: Columbus
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:47 am 
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Just stumbled across this and found it interesting, thought others (particularly the uneducated like myself) might do too!
http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.c ... e.html?m=1

Mostly this just amused me: :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Columbus
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:05 pm 
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http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_atrK-jBKJKY/SOraj-DtzhI/AAAAAAAADa0/KDj2M5WbuS4/s1600-h/Columbus_decal_envelope.JPG

Anybody in search of the columbus transfer from the 1950's shown above (the envelop is dated March 1953) can contact me. I still have a few left.


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 Post subject: Re: Columbus
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:43 pm 
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does anyone here own a columbus max frame? i remember that bianchi
made one way back when MAX first came out - these frames were
stunning!!

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 Post subject: Re: Columbus
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Does anybody know the columbus series called "CORSA"?

I own a Saronni frame built with this tubes but i can't find any information about them.

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 Post subject: Re: Columbus
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:50 pm 
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This is the decal of my bike


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 Post subject: Re: Columbus
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:27 pm 
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can we see the WHOLE bike please?!!

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 Post subject: Re: Columbus
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Sure!
But these pics are quite old.

Now it has a pair of Croce D'Aune Delta Brakes and the wheels are Shamal.
I´ll take a few new photographs... but I don't know when.


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The current version of the bike (you can see it on my tumblr)

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 Post subject: Re: Columbus
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:28 pm 
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the frame is stunning - very unusual - i wonder if it was a one-off
for a show? lots of italian companies used to do this kind of thing
in the 80s for the likes of the koln show etc. what's the history,
do you know?


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 Post subject: Re: Columbus
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:43 pm 
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I don't know the history.
I bought it a few years ago looking for a old frame to convert in SS.
The old owner (spanish like me) told me that it was his bike for races when he was young. I bought only the frameset, seat post (3ttt), stem (cinelli), handlebar (3ttt super leggero) and bottom bracket and headset (Ofmega).

I have never seen the Columbus Corsa tubes in any other bike

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 Post subject: Re: Columbus
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:35 pm 
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i would guess that it's incredibly rare. maybe a one-off? in all my years working
in the cycle trade, i have never seen this type of columbus tubing. do you know
where it lies in the columbus line of frame tubing?


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