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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Imho, I'm inclined to think it's an '82-'83 Nuovo Mexico, which had criped down tubes and a profiled top tube, some say the precursor to the master
here's mine
http://saarf.net/category/colnago-nuovo ... tographia/
they're a beautiful ride, good find!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:31 pm 
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I'll eat my hat!
I just noticed the cimbped toptube on your pic
it may be then a Mexico Esa,
like this
http://saarf.net/2012/01/29/colnago-mex ... m-buckler/


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Well then Mr Saarf you'd best get your wallet out :D

Ah! by the way I didn't mean that the bike I posted was a Sprint, just that it was a nice Colnago.


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misunderstanding kind Sir, I meant the original blue mexico in the thread


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:09 pm 
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looking again at the blue mexico,
Jesus, if that isa an ESA, in that condition, you've had a proper result,
they're like unicorns


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:10 am 
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Saarf

Isn't the difference between the Esa and the Nuovo Mexico in the depth of the crimping and that the Esa has a crimped or ovalised seat tube whilst the Nuovo's is plain?

Also doesn't the Esa have 6 crimps on the tubes and the Nuovo have double crimps ? (Edited)

Just to confuse things theres a couple of Mexico's that don't have crimped tubes but gold plating instead.

Here's a good link.
http://www.raydobbins.com/misc/Colnago_ ... atalog.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:41 am 
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Nuovo has one crimp/crease on the tt, where as the esa had a mulitple, and yes, 6 on down tube

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6563 ... db61_z.jpg
I also had a fully chromed mexico with no crimps
http://saarf.net/category/colnago-mexico-fully-chromed/
was just tooo small fo' me , was thinking of getting my shins removed. then it woulda' fitted
I was told a tale once that crimps added stiffness,
the slx/spiral was also cimped

http://saarf.net/2012/05/26/spiral-conic-giant/


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Well, there you go I think we're getting to the bottom of it
Just count the crimps if there are any. :facepalm: :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:21 pm 
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sure, always good to share info)
you see a wide range of 'nags, I saw an ole' fella ridding like
a town bike in lampre colors, I stopped him to look at it, wish I had me camera

ViVa Ernesto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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http://www.ebay.it/itm/COLNAGO-ESAMEXIC ... 25773ee78b


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