Colnago Super Road Bike: Early 1970's - ORIGINAL - 55cm - Pantograph - FULL Nuovo Record - L' Eroica Ready
Local pickup in Fort Collins price $850! Only available until June 15 locally.
Gorgeous and flashy Colnago Super racing bicycle from the early 1970's. It has original paint/decals, and completely stock components. It has all the desired pantographs; Mexico style Chainring, Italian flag seatpost, stem, and brake levers, as well as milled shifters. The light purple and yellow color scheme is a refreshing change from the common Sarroni red, brown, black, yellow, and silver paint jobs of the era.
The rims are pretty special. They are Super Champion Competition Medaille d'or tubulars, and they were Super Champion's top of the line superlight race rims. At 260 grams each, they were among the lightest of the era! Quite rare.
The frame dates to likely 1973 or 1974. The first year of the seattube wreath logo with world champion bands top and bottom was 1973 (72 lacked the wreath). The two hole fork tangs identify it 1972-1974. Fork crown gained the Colnago name next to club in 1976. In 1975 the seat tube decals were changed to a vertical Colnago name and a single world championship band, and a diagonal worlds band was added behind the head tube's club. (source)
*Do you wish this was a bit nicer? Check out our freshly restored 1976 Colnago Super L' Eroica show bike in 56cm!
- Seat tube: 55.5cm (center to top of seat tube)
- Top tube: 55cm
- Head tube: 132mm
Solid rider condition. It's certainly not a show bike, but it is free of damage/dents/bends and looks really clean from 5 feet! Up close you'll notice a number of paint chips and light scrapes that have some light surface rust. The worst areas of this are on the driveside of the top tube surrounding the forward most cable clip, and on the stays. The decals look really nice with only a few very minor wear spots. Aside from the chipped areas, the paint is glossy and clean.
Mechanically it is solid and tuned up. Brake pads/chain/freewheel/chainrings have lots of life left. Tires are supple and have most of their tread, but keep in mind these are likely 30+ year old tires. Hoods are supple. The cable housing is on the short side, but not to the point of binding.
The components overall are great to near mint with some regular wear from use. The crank is especially nice though, showing quite little scratches. The only wear really worth noting is the rear derailleur's lower pivot bolt is scraped, and one of it's jockeys is cracked, and the stem has a good bit of scratches. Hoods are supple and clean, with only the slightest worn spots on bottom edges. Wheels will look nicer with a bit of cleaning (I didn't clean these at all)
- Nuovo Record derailleurs (Patent 77), headset, brakeset & levers, shifters, Crankset/BB, 2-bolt seatpost, hubs/skewers
- Colnago Record SL pedals
- Wheelset: 36H Campagnolo Record low flange / Super Champion Competition Medaille d'or Tubular rims: handbuilt by Robert Bruce Wright
- Crankset/BB: Super Record non-fluted 170mm - 53/42t - 7 diamond date stamp (1977) - Ernesto Colnago Mexico panto ring
- Freewheel: Regina Oro gold 5 speed - straight block
- Seatpost: Nuovo Record fluted & pantographed red/green/white Italian flag - 27.2mm
- Saddle: CINELLI Unica-Cantor Mod 65 - leather covered - no padding
- Stem: 3ttt Record Colnago pantograph
- Bars: Cinelli shield old logo, Benotto Cello yellow handlebar tape
- Tires: Vittoria Competition Rally 21 tubular: 700c / 28"
- Rear spacing: 120mm
- Tubing: Columbus SL lugged steel (early foil decal)