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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 2:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Greetings

Does anyone know the NCS or RAL color code for the Molteni Orange.
Im going to paint my 1973 team issue Colnago Super frame and why not in orange....

Any ideas ???


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 2:50 pm 
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Great minds think alike. Can't remember what the RAL code was but it's often best to see the colour chart in person than rely on your computer screen's interpretation of a colour.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 9:47 am 
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The problem is that I have never seen a Molteni bike in the flesh...
All I know is from pictures from the internet and maybe they all are not painted in the exactly same color, the jerseys clearly is not..


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 3:21 pm 
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The film " A Sunday in Hell " might help for colours.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:57 am 
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Have a look at this - just what you want!

http://www.raydobbins.com/molteni_repli ... eplica.htm

Just had a better look at this site, some beautiful bikes on it, well worth a good look.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:49 pm 
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Ned,
I'd just saved that page...gorgeous!! Cheers mate.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:19 pm 
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Nice!
Chap i know just had his colnago restored by argos in molteni colours. Even filled in some of the lugwork detailing just as merckx had. Anyhow will ask on colour code if i remember, you could contact argos directly. To my eye the colour was spot on...


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:44 pm 
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Of course, you could also contact the Eddy Merckx factory to ask which colour they used.

Have you looked at all the other bikes yet? Fabulous! :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:16 pm 
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I'm in love with Ray Dobbins baby blue Colnago...

What do you think... isn't the Molteni Orange a bit to emblematic ?


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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 12:51 pm 
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I'm just in love with all of them!! What a great collection - and some good tips on restoration too.

Personally I'd love a Molteni replica. The absolute icon of the period.


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