Story and spec below, some photos here:
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Story: I've been collecting bikes for a couple of years now, but never had
a 'proper' shed find until this weekend. We went to stay at a holiday home
in the Ardennes owned by some people we know. I went for a poke round in the cellar, and this was what I found, under the usual grease and cobwebs.
A nervous phone call to the owners of the house revealed that it was bought among a load of other bikes in an attempt to get his kids interested in cycling, but they never used them, so it was for sale. €75 changed hands, and now I have a proper Colnago in my fleet. I will clean it up and hopefully ride it in the Retro RVV and maybe even l'Eroica.
The bicycle comes from Georges Pintens' shop in Antwerp. Pintens was an ex-pro who had a shop, but there is no sign of it anymore.
As you can see below, the mix of components is slightly odd, but good. The pedals look like track pedals.
The geometry of the frame is also strange: a 53cm seat tube, but a very high BB (28 cm), so the frame actually just about fits me. Maybe the geometry is suited for riding criteriums? Any thoughts?
Oh, and does anyone recognise the stickers on the rims from the photos?
Year: Not sure. RD is Pat 70, cranks seem to be '76, and there seems to be '72 stamped on the BB shell.
Any suggestions on a more precise age, or on the geometry, or anything else, welcome.
Thanks for looking, Johnny
Frame (frame & forks): Colnago Super
Tubing: Columbus. Takes 27.2 seatpost.
Size: 53cm ST with stand over height of 80cm
Stem: Cinelli 1A, pantographed 'Georges Pintens'
Handlebars: Cinelli Giro D'Italia
Bar Tape: Horrible splash stuff
Brakes: Campagnolo Record, lever hoods are Dia Compe, which don't quite fit
Gear levers: Campagnolo
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Clamp on
Rear Derailleur: Drilled Nuovo Record
Cranks: Dura Ace
Chainrings: Dura Ace 52-42
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo
Pedals: Zeus (Track?)
Clips: Christophe with Lapize straps
Freewheel: Maillard Course - 13-18. Hard-man's block.
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Tubulars: Decathlon tubulars, plus a spare from Wolber
Seatpost: Campagnolo 27.2, with Olmo Pantograph
Seat Bolt: Simplex
Bottle Cage: Later addition