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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:58 am 
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:05 am 
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here's an '83-84 for sale
http://www.velociao.com/2012/colnago-nu ... 57-silver/
and here's a quote from another nuovo mexico owner
,apparently, was produced '81-85, a precursor to the '86 launched Master
''What Is It?
This is a Colnago Nuovo Mexico, the “new” refers to the crimped Columbus SL tubes. In about 1981, Ernesto Colnago decided to crimp the top and down tubes; something that bike builders had been doing to chain stays for decades. Though it was reported that the Nuovo Mexico was stiffer, there were some complaints of instability at high speeds. Crimping the down tube twice, which conveniently mimics the company’s logo, seemed to solve the problem. And given Colnago an idea for the future.''
http://pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=9885


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:13 pm 
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saarf wrote:
here's an '83-84 for sale
http://www.velociao.com/2012/colnago-nu ... 57-silver/
and here's a quote from another nuovo mexico owner
,apparently, was produced '81-85, a precursor to the '86 launched Master
''What Is It?
This is a Colnago Nuovo Mexico, the “new” refers to the crimped Columbus SL tubes. In about 1981, Ernesto Colnago decided to crimp the top and down tubes; something that bike builders had been doing to chain stays for decades. Though it was reported that the Nuovo Mexico was stiffer, there were some complaints of instability at high speeds. Crimping the down tube twice, which conveniently mimics the company’s logo, seemed to solve the problem. And given Colnago an idea for the future.''
http://pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=9885


It just shows how tricky it is trying to date Colnago frames from this period. The page you have linked says exactly what I said about your frame,
"The one featured here is a mid 80’s Colnago Nuovo Mexico."

Unless you have the original receipt from the first owner, you will never know for sure exactly which year it was built. During this period, Colnago first started cranking out frames by the thousands. Still, lovely frames and highly prized by collectors. Personally, I prefer red and the older style sticker on the seat tube. Oh, and definitely Super Record on a Mexico if not 50th Anniversary. :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 2:27 pm 
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I have this colour as well )
http://saarf.net/2012/01/23/colnago-sup ... rca-82-83/
putting fully panto'd super record on it,
what can you tell me about these please?

that's the joy of collecting, all dependent on an individual's taste )
why not share pics of your collectiion?


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Nice stuff you've got there, except that brake calliper that doesn't belong with that lot. :lol:


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'Another sign of changin’ times: these last generation Super Record brakes, produced only in 1985, with uniquely profiled arms.'
from the above referenced site
I learn something new every day


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[quote="American Friend"]Nice stuff you've got there, except that brake calliper that doesn't belong with that lot. :lol:[/quote]

You're Ray Dobbins, right?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:13 am 
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updates
changing to Super Record gruppo


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:33 am 
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got a ride to Paris,
an made L' Anjou Velo Vintage ride
more pics
http://saarf.net/2012/06/25/lanjou-velo-vintage-porn/

http://saarf.net/2012/06/25/lanjou-velo ... re-france/


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Some great pictures there - thanks for sharing!


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