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Year? COLNAGO SUPER? CX

Steel Colnago cx-frame type: super? Year: '70-'80?

Frame:
Colnago super? size 57

Pedals:
Time

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
campagnolo chorus 11sp

Derailleurs/Shifters:
campagnolo chorus 11sp

Handlebars/Stem:
DEDA Speciale

Saddle/Seatpost:
DEDA speciale

Brakes:
TRP

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campa zonda?

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campa zonda?

Added by 3zel. Last updated 13 days ago.

7 Comments

HPL

HPL says:

Well, I believe you have a "Super CX". I was able to view the BB shell and it matched as did the frame from what I could see, but not the fork. I still don't know the start/stop years of manufacture. Since I sent a message to Colnago USA trying to get info on my Mexico without a reply; I'll try Italy again since they responded to a previous query. I will include the CX in my message. I'm interested to know the seat post size; curious as to the tubing type.

Posted 7 days ago

3zel

3zel says:

Thank you! It's a 27.2mm seatpost

Posted 5 days ago

HPL

HPL says:

Sorry 3zel, I may not have seen the BB foto; I've never seen a Colnago with those BB slots, but I've never seen the BB of any Colnago mtb/cross bike (I'm a roadie). I am definitely not familiar with Colnago's MTB models. The World Cup "cross" bike might be what it is (very early version?, unknown when they first made any "cross" bikes). The MTB models that I've seen from the '80s don't match (hard to tell with that "old" fork on it). Colnago did make a "Super" mtb, but I don't know when they first started that process. Earliest Colnago mtb I've seen is from '86 catalogue. I'm going to keep checking about. I'm very interested. The headtube lugs and seatstay caps might be a good clue, but I can't get good views other frames to compare. Decals, if correct to the year, reflect 1985-86 era give or take. That R.D.V. fork crown (started around '72/'73 with the "investment cast" crown) is a dead match for my '75 Super, although the fork is obviously designed for "canti's" and I'm sure has more room for bigger tires. I've never seen that model Colnago; don't know if they were custom making frames only or making for general sales. I'd be interested to see an early catalogue to see if there are any early "cross" bikes. I don't think Colnago had an mtb before the early/mid '80s. I have that fork crown on early bikes (not Colnago) from the '60s to the '70s so it's a fairly commonly used crown lug, at least on Italian/European forks. I should know the lug manufacturer, but that's my weak spot in frame identification. This is fun for me; I'll be back!

Posted 12 days ago

HPL

HPL says:

Wow! Unknown, weird fork for a Colnago not made in the 60's or earlier. Flat crown is not indicative of an original Colnago Super made in the early 70's or later, possibly not original (never seen that fork decal either). If paint is original it would also indicate a frame later than the 70's; I don't believe the "fade" paint scheme was used in the 70's. It's possible the whole bike was repainted and decals reinstalled. Never seen canti's on a "Super" either. No mount on the brake bridge on calipers? I can't figure it out. What does the bottom bracket look like. Very early Supers had 1 to 9 small round holes, later ('71?) and on had the "clubs" cut-out. what are the dropouts, front and rear? Are there mounting holes for the "portacatena" on the rear drive side dropout?. What is the seat post diameter? Supers used Columbus SL, so the post should be 27.2mm. Proper Italian threaded bottom bracket with a width of 70mm (not 68). Feed me as much info and I'll try to figure out what you've got. Take care, HPL

Posted 26 days ago

3zel

3zel says:

@HPL, Thanks for your comment. I found a similar bike that looks al lot like mine and with some explainations: https://saarf.london/2016/02/22/colnago...
I believe it's the same frame except for the fork. I think that my fork isn't Original. Sadly paint and decals are not Original. I'll measure the bike and added a pic of the bottom bracket.

Posted 13 days ago

3zel

3zel says:

Altough the fork looks a bit like the one on: https://www.flickr.com/photos/quality_v...
witch is older

Posted 13 days ago