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 Post subject: Colnago
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi I've just Purchase a secondhand frame to replace my Holdsworth, wondering what it is.... Its badged Colnago Painted bright red with Fully Chromed front forks ( which need rechroming !!) and the rear wheel lugs are Chromed and have "9D280 Colnago" stamped on them, Frame size is about 21" which I think will suit me better than my 24 1/2 " Holdsworth ( as I'm only 5ft 6 !!!) . It has Campagnolo Headset and FAF bottom bracket.

3 Questions :-

1) What is the Frame Name/Type, Date etc
2) Any recommendations for a good Chromer or Do I use a Car Chrome specialist ??
3) Given the Date What Group set and Wheels should I be Fitting, I'm thinking some NOS or Good S/H Campagnolo But not sure which range suits best, but I do have a spare NUOVO GRAN SPORT REAR MECH, is this the right era and quality, Campag stuff is so confusing !!

All Help and advice appreciated

PS Dont ask I'm not selling the Holdsworth - Its part of the family !!


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Take a photo of your forks with a tape measure by the side of them and email it to these guys for a quote

http://www.rschrome.co.uk/

They do top work at realistic prices :)


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Need pics to evaluate your frame


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi There sorry for delay, have been traveling on business. Pictures attached, any help appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:54 pm 
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Looks like an early 90s Super or Super PIU


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:57 pm 
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I worked in a bike shop in the 80s and we used to sell FAG sealed bottom brackets with those wide plastic flanged cups


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:29 am 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
latman wrote:
I worked in a bike shop in the 80s and we used to sell FAG sealed bottom brackets with those wide plastic flanged cups


By all accounts, a good quality "fit & forget" item for the price, although they can be a pain to remove as the softish plastic cups chew up easily. IIRC Kinex still make something similar, sometimes sold under licence by Stronglight.

David


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:55 am 
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we had a big cast alloy splined tool that worked great for installations, and never once did I remove one , I also remember the BB name nadax for some reason too

I just googled them and the black plastic FAG was the cheaper and the Fag Nadax Favorit the dearer alloy unit


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:42 am 
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I have those BBs on both my tandems - they seem to have brilliant bearings. Usually the tandem chews up a set in a couple of thousand miles.


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 Post subject: Re: Colnago
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:53 am 
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Forks don't look that bad. There's been a few threads on here about using foil to clean up chrome. That a look at this http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=52096.0 link to see what can be done with a bit of elbow grease.


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