Colnago Super - 1972
Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020
|Frame||1972, Colnago Super, Molteni orange colour, dated by the clover leaf cutouts and two holes in forks, Cutout in bottom bracket, bought at a bike jumble in the south west 2009;
54cm seat tube, 54 cm top tube
|Wheels||Nisi Cerini sprint rims on Campagnolo Record SF Q/R hubs with straight levers; Vittoria tubs and spare holder|
|Chainset||Campagnolo double 170, no date code|
|Pedals||Campagnolo Pista with Christophe clips and Lapize straps|
|Gears||Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear - Pat 72 Front changer Campagnolo; milled gear levers
Colnago motif leverbolts
|Brakes||Campagnolo pantographed and milled brake levers with new old stock black hoods. Campag cable clips|
|Stem/Bars||Pantographed ttt stem, later model - looking for early panto one; Cinelli model Giro d`Italia bars|
|Saddle||Japanese seatpost - saving up for a panto one; Cinelli Unicantior saddle|
|Extra details||TA bottle holder bits and a copy Moleni bottle from America.
I rebuilt it over the winter as it had wrong bottom bracket in it, odd cable clips and wrong headset bearings fitted. It has been repainted in the last 4 years.
Similar bike to Eddy Merckx 1972, he always had white handle bar tape, gum hoods ect. which are impossible to keep clean. He also had more drilling on chainring / calipers.
I think he is 60 this year,and that there is a celebration at a museum in Flanders, Belgium this summer with the Retro Ronde which Im planning to ride,
I have owned it for a year,I have a wool jersey, shorts and period hat.