Colnago Nuovo Mexico Early 80s

cynider

Retro Newbie
Update: Recieved feedback that this frame is actually a Nuovo Mexico..

Recently completed project, ridden twice! All parts sourced individually, spent over £1200. Central London.

Price: £1000

Frame looks like a mix of the Mexico and Master frame. As you see the contruction of the frame is classic, just like in the models from the 80s but if you see the details, there are very interesting profiles of two main tubes that make them flatter, more aerodynamic and gets closer to oval CX. All decals are original, the Columbus label on the seat tube says: 'Tubi Speciali Profilati, Profilo S4 Costruito per Colnago'. The frame is in very good condition. There are some traces on the rear fork but these are simply cosmetic. All chromes are in great shape, not a trace of rust anywhere.

Frame - Colnago Mexico/Master circa 82' Size 54/54 CTC, 700 wheels
Headset - Campagnolo Nuovo Record Headset, 25.4 x 24F Italian (NOS)
Groupset
Crankset - Campagnolo Chorus 170 mm
Rear deraileur - Croce D'Aune
Front deraileur - Croce D'Aune braze-on type
Cassette - Regina "ORO" BX Freewheel 6 s 13-20 (NOS)
Brakes - Campagnolo Athena with original brake pads
Brake Levers - Campagnolo C-Record
Gear levers - Campagnolo Syncro Lever
Wheels - Continental Ultra race
Seatpost - Campagnolo C-Record Aero
Rims - MAVIC MA3 WHEELS CAMPAGNOLO RECORD HUBS
Handlebars - Cinelli 63-40 Drop Handlebars with Cinelli 1R Quill Stem, Brooks leather bar tape (New)
Pedals - CAMPAGNOLO RECORD
Seat - Brooks England Swift Chrome Saddle - Black (New)
Cables (New)
Chain (New)
 

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cynider

Retro Newbie
Was going to keep this but decided it should go to someone who will actually ride it. Price drop £950
 

stringfellow1946

Senior Retro Guru
I think i'm correct in saying that if it has 2 crimps on the Top Tube & 2 on the Down Tube plus crimps on the inside of the Chain Stays it a MEXICO
If it has 2 crimps on the Top Tube & 4 on the Down Tube then its a Nuovo Mexico.
Nice bike all the same just missing the cable adjuster on the rear gear.
 

bikenut2010

Senior Retro Guru
stringfellow1946":1dx59abf said:
I think i'm correct in saying that if it has 2 crimps on the Top Tube & 2 on the Down Tube plus crimps on the inside of the Chain Stays it a MEXICO
If it has 2 crimps on the Top Tube & 4 on the Down Tube then its a Nuovo Mexico.
Nice bike all the same just missing the cable adjuster on the rear gear.

well spotted info! :)

for friction shifters you don't need cable adjuster but would be nice to see it there... :cool:
 
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