Re: [CR]Help ID Colnago


Example: Bike Shops
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 09:37:00 -0700
From: "Marc Boral" <mbikealive@earthlink.net>
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Help ID Colnago
References: <F82m15k4R9xC2pKFRyq0000193c@hotmail.com>


It is a Nuovo Mexico, not the original "Mexico" model. The vintage is correct, give or take a year. It is definitely a repaint, and the rear spacing originally was 126 mm.

Marc Boral

Mark Poore wrote:
> Just bought a Colnago on ebay that came from Italy. The seller said it was
> an '82. The top and down tube have a grove on both sides of the tube running
> the full length of the tube. The chain stays have a grove as well on the
> inside of the stay. This was done to increase stiffness I guess. The chain
> stays also have Colnago stamped into the outside of the stay and it is about
> 5.5 cm long. The frame also has some light touches of airbrushing. In
> putting the frame together I found that the spacing was 130, not sure if it
> was built that way or cold set to accommodate 8/9 speed. Looked all over for
> a serial number, but could not find any. Any help in IDing year and model
> would be of great help. Can send photos if that would help. Below is the
> link to the auction with a small photo of the frame as well as a sellers
> description.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Mark, heading out on a 30 mile shake down ride on the Colnago, Poore
>
> http://ebay.com/<blah>