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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:33 pm 
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A few pics of my Colnago Super, that I built up many moons ago (2000 at the latest). I was living at my mam's at the time and, seeing that I built it to look at rather than ride, I ended up leaving it in the attic rather than take it with me when I moved house.

I dug it out today and, much to my surprise, it seems to have stood the rigours of time very well. The frame and forks came, I think, off one of Ray Etherton's old photocopied lists - everything else was sourced pre-internet...some swaps, some from Dave Marsh and some from parts fairs.

It's a mixture of C or Super Record - the exception being an Ofmega headset as I couldn't find a NOS Campag one at the time for love nor money and the hubs, which I think were Ritchey built onto L'Arc En Ciel. The toe clips are Ale titanium and, naturally, the Campag bottle went missing. The rear mech and pedals came off a bike that a pal at work gave me - the mech had two scuffs to the black enamel, which I had 'invisibly mended' by another pal who fixes stone chips and scratches to cars. The rest is all pretty much as new - the brakes were out of a dealer list, where they had been kept as spares...sadly the dome nuts weren't available and I made do with nylocks.

And, near neighbour (at the time) Tim Gould did the spanner work and fettling hence the neat bar tape and overall top drawer attention to detail.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Very nice indeed.

You will probably be able to find the correct nuts for the calipers easier now than when you built the bike


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:16 am 
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Very nice indeed. Needs to be ridden now of course - is that your plan?

Do you mean THE Tim Gould, of Peugeot MTB fame?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:01 am 
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I can't see me riding it to be honest and it will probably end up on eBay once I've gotten bored of dusting it. I just wanted to build up a nice frame for the fun of it and I'd be too worried about scuffs and chain suck.

And yes, that Tim Gould. He was at Fred Salmons for a time, mending bikes - fantastic mechanic (as are his brothers) and massive breadth of knowledge on bikes and bike parts. And one of the funniest people you could wish to meet, to boot.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Well you know, you've got a buyer sitting right here in front of my computer. :D

Is that a portacantena I spy, along with the fly on the seat tube. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Great Super, or should I say super, Super?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Nicely done!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:16 am 
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I'd change the handlebar tape & saddle so that they are the same colour as that would set this nice machine well & good :)


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