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1980 Colnago Saronni

I got this bike from a friend whose roomate left it in absolutely horrible condition. The frame has been blasted and powdercoated to a good match for the original Saronni Red. The components are last generation of Campy Athena for that classic modern touch.

Frame:
Columbus SL

Fork/Headset:
Steel chrome fork / Colnago-Campagnolo Record headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Athena 11 50/34

Pedals:
Shimano R550

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Campagnolo Athena 11, Shimano 105 cassette 11-28

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Athena 11

Handlebars/Stem:
Soma Highway One / Nitto Pearl

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Turbo / Thomson Elite 27.0 mm

Brakes:
Campagnolo Athena 11

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Fulcrum Racing 5LG/ Vittoria Corsa G+ 700x23

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Fulcrum Racing 5LG/ Vittoria Corsa G+ 700x23

Accessories:
Cateye Pardone computer

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. The Beginning
  2. Restoration
  3. Newest and best

Current Stage Info:

This is the stage where I am finally happy with the bike and it does not feel like I am compromising on anything. The Fulrcum 5 LG wheels are still Campagnolo and have nipples that match the bike. The Vittoria Corsa G+ tires are the perfect tan wall to complement the vintage frame. With the wheel tire combo, the 700x23 tires are actually 25.5mm wide at 110 psi. The Turbo saddle is comfortable, classic, but not overly heavy. The Soma Highway One bars are just right.

Added by yodabiri. Last updated almost 5 years ago.

8 Comments

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Like CUMBOT said, the handlebars are a little off - for such an retro build, you really should throw some classic bend bars on there! Nevertheless, you really saved this bike - beautiful!

Posted almost 5 years ago

yodabiri

yodabiri says:

Actually already done with Soma highway 1's, just need to take some nice pics.

Posted almost 5 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Cool! While still not "classic" (think Cinelli Campione del Mondos or something) those are definitely better. Next up: silver wheelset and a period saddle! :'-))

Posted almost 5 years ago

yodabiri

yodabiri says:

Any recommendations on the silver wheelset? I am guessing a custom built one is kinda the only option.

Posted almost 5 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Hmmm, yeah, I mean they're out there, but most available ones might look too modern here. What's your budget?

Posted almost 5 years ago

yodabiri

yodabiri says:

Currently I am happy with the Fulcrum 5's I have on there. They are not classic, but they are Campagnolo and somewhat light and wide. Plus they make the Vittoria corsa 23's ride like 25's. I may look into a custom wheelset later on, but for now I am happy with the bike

Posted almost 5 years ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

looks quite nice but that handle bar position is in great need of improvement.

Posted over 5 years ago

tracksloth

tracksloth says:

great resto gg!

Posted over 5 years ago