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JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. More info. The brand Colnago is the creation of the genius Ernesto Colnago, born in , he grew up riding bikes as much as he could. At the age of 13, he forged his birth certificate so that he could get a job in the Gloria bicycle factory in Milan. Ernesto loved cycling so much that he not only worked in the shop but also entered amateur races.

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In , when aged only 20, Ernesto Colnago handed in his notice at the Gloria bike factory to set up on his own in Cambiago, his small hometown to the north-east of Milan. The premises measured no more than 25sqm and Colnago was indebted to his father for cutting down the family mulberry tree to provide wood for his workbench. A keen racer himself, Colnago was soon building wheels for some of the best Italian racing cyclists of that era, including Giorgio Albani, the multiple stage winner of the Giro d’Italia, and the legendary Fausto Coppi.

At the start of , Fiorenzo Magni was struggling with chronic knee pain that was threatening to derail his racing career when Colnago persuaded his brilliant compatriot to allow him to tinker with his bike.

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Forum Rules. Get the latest roadbike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter. Login Register. Remember Me? Forum Manufacturer Forums Colnago vintage colnago dating. Results 1 to 9 of 9. Thread: vintage colnago dating. The reason I ask is in my spare time when I search for bikes I find people list bikes with model names that appear questionable given the dates.

I am not even a novice when it comes to dating bicycles, but sometimes the descriptions on a bike just don’t make any sense and if I had an idea of what dates produced what models things might make a bit more sense if that makes any sense. The earlier s, s, s are best identified by their frame and fork construction details, decal sets, and such.

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The Canary Islands: home of the family package holiday. A Lanzarote resort complex is not, on initial thoughts, the most natural of places for Colnago to showcase their latest top end road bike to the media. Then again: why not? Family run.

Here is a Colnago Super dating back to the s, when frames manufactured from steel were the only option for professional teams. The matte black paintwork​.

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Colnago Design and Manufacturing

When you buy a bike, you want to make sure you are buying quality, something that will last for years to come and that will help you get around with comfort and speed. The top cycling brands often have deep ties to the cycling community, with many of them being started by former racing greats. When was the first bike built and who built it? That information is pretty much lost to the sands of time. As the Smithsonian Institute notes, it’s pretty much impossible to say who invented the bike.

vintage colnago dating. Is there any available data that gives specific years Colnago made any given model and possibly production numbers?

Frames, groupsets, wheels and finishing kit from all 22 teams riding this year’s Tour de France. By Matthew Loveridge. The Tour de France features 22 teams battling it out over 21 stages. The last couple of years have seen an explosion in aero bikes and equipment, with manufacturers fighting to out-integrate one another. While some riders will still favour so-called climbing bikes, aero machines are now lighter and more versatile than ever before, and bikes such as the Scott Addict RC Disc — which used to be placed in the lightweight category — now sport aero features.

Pro riders are often resistant to change and some have previously voiced safety concerns over the use of disc brakes in bunch racing. Nevertheless, the UCI approved disc brakes for use on the road just in time for the Tour. With sponsors keen to promote their latest and greatest disc-equipped aero bikes, you can expect to see plenty of rotors at the Tour. Given current trends, it seems almost inevitable that R or whatever it ends up being called will be speed. Might we see a sneak preview at the Tour?

Matthew Loveridge formerly Allen is an experienced mechanic and an expert on bike tech who appreciates practical, beautifully-engineered things. Originally a roadie, he likes bikes and kit of every stripe, and he’s tested a huge variety of both over the years for BikeRadar, Cycling Plus and others.

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If there is one notable feature to the vintage lightweight racing bicycle market it is the variability of prices. Often, that is the result of a lack of market information. If somebody were to call a few people who deal in vintage lightweights, or perhaps ask a VRBN subscriber, then they would have a reasonable amount of market knowledge. Instead, many buyers and sellers enter the market only once – i.

In such a circumstance, the price it is advertised at may be far below current market levels.

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Took it out for a serious ride yesterday. WOW ….. I am telling you […]. It starts with experience. Our frame designs balance these factors while taking advantage of the latest advances in materials and construction to create uncompromising, state-of-the-art Colnago bicycles. From computer-aided designs, we work with our composite suppliers to create the unique molds for our EPS lugs and for frames like the Colnago C64 which have one-piece front triangles.

Only by controlling every aspect of the design and manufacture of these vital parts can we make a frame so unique and still fully manufactured in Cambiago, Italy. Many of our other carbon frames come here for the all-important finishing and painting steps. Our special paint process creates stunning-looking bicycles.

Rather than use decals that fade and peel, we create our colour panels with paint, carefully masking areas of the frame in a multi-step process.

Colnago C64 Framekit (PJWW)

This aluminium Colnago Dream, dressed beautifully in a Mapei team paintjob, will certainly appeal to fans of the Italian marque. Check out the frame on eBay here. It feels like an age ago that Deceuninck-QuickStep rode on anything other than Specialized bikes, but the Belgian squad’s predecessors — and Mapei, in particular — were long-time users of Colnago frames. Colnago provided the Spanish Clas team with bikes from , and the squad rode into the s as Clas-Cajastar, with the likes of Fernando Escartin and Pello Ruiz Cabestany on its books, with Tony Rominger joining in The Dream model dates from the late s, while a later Dream Plus model was ‘upgraded’ to include a carbon-fibre rear triangle.

Since , the Colnago bicycles have accompanied the best athletes and all cycling enthusiasts along each route in Italy and the world.

The C64 takes all that was good about its predecessor, the C60 while adding modern aero details, improved power transfer and a more comfortable ride experience. Looking to insure your new bike? The lugged construction allows Colnago to offer a wide range of frame sizes and either a sloping or a horizontal top tube. Colnago has also moved away slightly from the fully lugged construction, with the seat tube being a single piece incorporating the lug for the top tube and seatstays, rather than bonded into a separate lug at its top.

It also means that the company has to juggle its stock of 14 different seat tubes, one for each frame size. Seat tube and its top lug are a single piece in the C64 frame. The single-piece design allows it to integrate the seatpost clamping bolt into the underside of the top tube for a more modern aesthetic, better hold and a weight saving of around 15g. It says that its new recessed bottle cage bolts on the down tube help with aerodynamics too, by reducing the distance between the cage and the frame.

Down tube is wider than the C60 and has recessed bottle cage bolts for better aerodynamics. Other changes include asymmetric chainstays, with a wider section to the non-driveside stay. This is mirrored in a recessed area in the fork, which has also been redesigned from the C60 to make it more rigid and save around 40g. The headset design is borrowed from the Colnago Concept , with polymer upper cups designed to help adsorb road vibrations.

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Colnago America of Chicago is recalling all Colnago CF10 and Colnago V1-r racing bicycles and bicycle frame kits that fit inch wheels because the front brakes can detach from the fork while riding and can pose a crash hazard. To date, there have been no incidents or injuries reported. There are about Colnago bikes affected by the recall in the United States and 34 in Canada. Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled bicycles and bicycle frame kits and contact Colnago America for a free inspection of their bike.

If the hole in the front fork for the brake mounting bolt is not at least 12 mm in depth, the front fork will be replaced free of charge.

Colnago with 55+ years of building bikes for world’s best cyclists, knows a racing bicycle has to be stiff, light, accurate-handing and above all safe.

Moderators: ededwards , Elev12k , Tel , Jamiedyer. Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 35 guests. Dating a Colnago – how? Posted: Mon Nov 01, am. I’m wondering whether there is a reliable method to date a Colnago – frame number? Straight or curved fork? Your thoughts would be really useful. Posted: Mon Nov 01, pm. Model ID and frame material helps a lot as do the tube profiles. The Prescia straight forks came in the mids so is easy to spot.

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I am cold and wet and grimy from travel. And I am smiling. I am smiling as a hand grips my elbow. I turn to see year-old Ernesto Colnago, founder of the eponymous company, at my side. And I mean it. Permit me to boast: After nearly 20 years of bike testing , I have ridden thousands of bikes.

Bike: Felt respray. Date: October Description: Nik always wanted his Felt AR5 to Mark has owned this Colnago C50 for some time and wanted a re-fresh​.

A true technological reference point that, with its even more advanced features, anticipates the future of high-end bicycles. The carbon fiber tubes and lugs have a star section, to take the shape introduced with the Master, the steel frame; the walls are thinner and the structure lighter, rigid and resistant. It is the first bike with disc brakes on road.

Fork and rear triangle have been redesigned to support the load generated by the discs. The total weight is only grams more than the traditional model. Made in limited edition in bikes, this is the first born of the Colnago for Ferrari project. A partnership that for 30 years combines ideas, technology and art. The creative genius and technological evolution of the two historic brands bring Colnago into the future.

To date one of the biggest flagships of the Colnago house. A historical innovation: the star section of cold drawn tubes signed Gilberto Colombo. Baronchelli the ace of flowers acquires the visibility it deserves by appearing on bicycles and bibs.

MY 4 Whys In 2017 Colnago Road Bikes Range. C60, Concept, V1-r, CLX, C-RS, A1r. Overview.