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 Post subject: Re: ESA Colnago Mexico
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:48 pm 
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ah, those decals aon the super are what I put my self, the frame i the ist picture shows the original decals which were present when I bought it
these actually said master on the chain stay.
it was not untill I saw the chrome one on Classic rendezvous, and after close inspection of the lugging realised it was a mexico
a big mistake a lot of colnago experts make is juding frames by their decals
the one you should be comparing with is the classic rendezvous one here
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/ ... _super.htm
notice the same pointed luggs
mine
http://saarf.net/2012/01/28/at-the-moment-2/015-23/
Gary Richardson's full chrome Mexico(classic rendezvous)
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/images ... 070209.JPG
and the fluted chain stays, as here in the 1st chrome one I had
http://saarf00.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/or.jpg
as I found it in a barn
"Ernesto Colnago himself gave Pope John Paul II a gold plated Colnago Mexico in 1979."..is the statement on my blog regarding the gold Mexico,and meant in no way to verify my own, Colnago on the stays only came in in 79/80.
I apologise if this confused you.


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 Post subject: Re: ESA Colnago Mexico
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 9:43 am 
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 Post subject: Re: ESA Colnago Mexico
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: ESA Colnago Mexico
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:36 am 
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saarf wrote:
how would you know if it is?



Hi From what I have been told in the last few days is that the MEXICO Colnago's DID NOT have an crimps on the OUTSIDE of the chain stays for chainring clearance but have the word COLNAGO embossed into the outside of the chain stays. Yet the SUPER'S did have the crimps on the outside of the chain stays. Any idea if this is correct?
The 3 Mexico's that I have do not have any crimps/ indents on the outside of the chain stays Just Colnago embossed on the outside, except the ESA which does not have the Colnago Word in the chain stay.


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 Post subject: Re: ESA Colnago Mexico
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:23 pm 
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seems to be many variations then
my 3 mexicos don't have crimped chain stays, and neither does my ''saronni red" super
I saw on another forum what was purported to be a mid '70's Colnago with internal top tube cable guide routing, which I was under the impression was not implemented until the early '90's, and is not mentioned on any of the venerable catalog sites


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 Post subject: Gitane aero brake levers
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:54 am 
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Interestingly, I have a Gitane Profil time trail frame with a similar construction for aero cable routing in the Campagnolo brake lever as your ESA Mexico. The outer brake cable is in my case routed through the lever bracket and my levers are not Super Records but Gran Sports with the logo removed. They're also pinched flat for aero drag reduction.

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The cable exit hole can be seen beneath the axle grub screw. The cable end fits at the top of the lever where normally the end of the outer cable sits.

The last three square characters of CAMPAGNOLO are still vaguely visible on the first picture.


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 Post subject: Re: ESA Colnago Mexico
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:07 am 
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thanks for sharing that!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:22 am 
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Gazelleer wrote:
Interestingly, I have a Gitane Profil time trail frame with a similar construction for aero cable routing in the Campagnolo brake lever as your ESA Mexico. The outer brake cable is in my case routed through the lever bracket and my levers are not Super Records but Gran Sports with the logo removed. They're also pinched flat for aero drag reduction.

Image Image

The cable exit hole can be seen beneath the axle grub screw. The cable end fits at the top of the lever where normally the end of the outer cable sits.

The last three square characters of CAMPAGNOLO are still vaguely visible on the first picture.


I know there are a couple of other different types of modified Campagnolo Aero Brake levers by other companies, Before Campagnolo released the C-Record one. But I'm unsure of the firms that made them?
Thanks for posting the photos of yours.


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 Post subject: Re: ESA Colnago Mexico
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:03 am 
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Here are some additional pictures of the back of the lever. The last photo shows well how narrow the lever blades really are compared to an original G.S. lever.

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Here's Hinault with the levers on his TT bike.

The Gitane sports another part that met with a vice in the form of this ex-Sugino seatpost:
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