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Colnago ESA Mexico FCI

Last track bike I'll ever own?

Frame:
Colnago ESA Mexico | 51cm | Glico

Fork/Headset:
Colnago SLX | Colnago

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Record Pista 170mm 48T | Campagnolo 115mm

Pedals:
Speedplay

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Izumi Standard | Miche 17T

Handlebars/Stem:
Easton Monkey Lite XC | Mavic 365 130mm 26.0 | Nitto 25.4 Shim

Saddle/Seatpost:
Thomson Masterpiece 27.2mm | Specialized Toupe Pro

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HED Belgium C2 | Mack Superlight WCS 24h | Vittoria Corsa G2.0 23 | Sapim CX Ray

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HED Belgium C2 | Mack Superlight WCS 24h | Vittoria Corsa G2.0 28 | Sapim CX Ray

More Info:
The record pista BB spindle was to short and caused the nondrive side crank to hit the chainstay. This frame is used, i initially thought it was the rear triangle that was warped, but i checked it via the string measure method and seemed true. Quirks of an old frame i guess, not to bummed about it since the pista bb isnt sealed anyway. Also this bike had a bunch of chips on the paint when i got it, i repaired most of them. If anyone is interested, apply a acrylic base coat of white and then use Tamiya LP-21, its perfect match for this colnago red. Then use a gloss coat to seal it in, such as Mr. Color Spray 46.

Added by bobotea. Last updated over 1 year ago.

5 Comments

Phillipnamese

Phillipnamese says:

Hello

How have you found this shape? I am thinking to buy one

Thanks

Posted 9 months ago

bobotea

bobotea says:

love it, best steel track bike I own. Probably the last too. As long as your ready for some tinkering - see my info above - then you should be fine

Posted 9 months ago

Phillipnamese

Phillipnamese says:

So I got it... big boi at 59ctc. I agree this could be the last one. And yes the frame came with a lot of paint chips, luckily I have a close friend who paints car for a living so shouldn't be a problem. So your bio came in handy ;). Anything else I need to know before I go full on build?

Posted 9 months ago

Phillipnamese

Phillipnamese says:

Also what do you know about the history of this particular frame. Ive learnt that its a ESA Mexico but is it because im seeing different ones?

Thanks

Posted 9 months ago

bobotea

bobotea says:

Sorry for the late reply, but i had issues with BB spindle length, the campy record BB spindle was to short and made my cranks hit the chainstay so just be aware of that.

In regards to your ESA Mexico comment, yes ive seen frames with and without gilco tubing claiming to be ESA Mexicos... but in my mind the ones that dont have gilco are probably misnomer and the only true ESA mexicos are the ones with gilco. That being said im no collector so maybe some years were produced without gilco, not quite sure.

Posted 8 months ago