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  • Saw this in a local poole shop and wanna know more

    Its a colnago track frame of some descripition that has recently been restored

    And before anyone asks (as i did) its not for sale

  • I could be wrong but it looks just like a bicycle to me.

    I have seen these things before in my neck of the woods. I might even go further out on a limb and say it may as well be a fixed wheel bicycle.

  • Is that Bikelab?

  • And before anyone asks (as i did) its not for sale

    Is it available for stealing?

  • its the shop in ashley cross - ride/snow i think

    the tires are flat so you wont get far ;-)

  • I was thinking more along the lines of: sledgehammer, grinder, van, wheelspin.....

  • Its a restoration of a lo-pro Colnago track, I was going to put it in the bike porn thread, as all the components are period Campaganolo, but youve beaten me to it with a poo picture. the tyres are er, tubs lad. Utterly impractical for the road but a rare machine for sure.

  • It's got the wrong discs on, they are the cheap ones, Khamsins and not Ghiblis.

  • I ll be sure to tell the restorer.

  • I ll be sure to tell the restorer.

    Doing you a favour incase someone trys to sell you some Khamsins claiming that they a Ghiblis

  • I have just acquired this colnago super from ebay. It's reportedly Columbus SLX however the sticker is a non descript columbus sticker which says "TUBI RINFORZATE GARANTITI" "ACCIAIO SPECIAL"
    This frame doesn't have internal cable routing and is 126mm rear spacing. has the cutout on the BB but no stamped colnago. Has colnago stamped/engraved on both chainstays. Campy dropouts on the frame with number 1538 on rear right hand side dropout. has thin line engraving of the logo on the rear brake bridge. cutout on lower headtube lug. curved/pantograped forks. It also has more ornate lugs than the usual simple ones. has the colnago script logo on the upper seatstay instead of the picture logo. Here are some pictures to help! It says colnago super on the frame but the seller assured me it was SLX? Any help would be appreciated!

  • Well, as you've posted a picture:

    1. If edscoble verbally ejaculates over the page, you know its a colnago.
    2. If not- its a fauxnalgo.
  • It's a real colnago alright, but I'm just wanting to find more out about it. Haven't seen headtube lugs like that on a super before!

  • I think it's from the early 80's .. if that helps?!

  • It is a real Colnago.
    look at this
    http://connect.in.com/colnago/photos-1-1­-1-8c25e0166a947b81ee67ccf25b95418f.html­
    lugs look similar. Just not sure about the top of the seat post stays.

  • It's a real colnago alright, but I'm just wanting to find more out about it. Haven't seen headtube lugs like that on a super before!

    i'm sorry i was being a tool.
    good luck!

  • My Colnago Technos is basically Genius tubing but drawn to Colnago's spec and named accordingly; so maybe your frame is the same but with SLX?
    The curved forks indicate an early 80s date, I think. AndyP will know.

  • another super:
    http://s714.photobucket.com/albums/ww144­/tarboystuff/?action=view&current=199988­608_o.jpg

    Ah yes, seems very similar to this, with the exception of the pantographed colnago text on the upper seatstays on my frame. I would very much like to get the front lugs and fork chromed (the fork is in a bit of a bad way) however argos charge about 80 quid for each process! Anywhere cheaper? and anyone have any more info on this frame?
    Thanks everbody.

  • My Colnago Technos is basically Genius tubing but drawn to Colnago's spec and named accordingly; so maybe your frame is the same but with SLX?
    The curved forks indicate an early 80s date, I think. AndyP will know.

    Colnago introduced straight forks in 1988.

    Once Colnago were established as a brand then, as Will says, they got Columbus to make special tubing for them. Your frame might be SLX, but it was probably drawn to Colnago's spec.

    Nice frame. Argos will do a good job of re-chroming. Other options are Mercian and maybe Colourtech in Dartford. I doubt you'll find anyone who'll do it for much cheaper than £80 though.

  • Thanks andyp. It will be a much nicer frame when its got chrome front lugs and a shinier fork though ;)
    I shall post pictures when I have this built up with my shamals and chorus group

  • Hi Freddie, this frame looks like an early to mid eighties Colnago Super and the columbus tubing is likely to be an SL. It was the one down from the Colnago Mexico which has slight fluted tubing which was the beginning of Gilco tubing. Anyway, to the point a very nice frame and nice project. cheers.

  • This firm does very good quality chrome plating at about 1/2 Argos price - http://www.applegate.co.uk/engineering/p­restige-electro-metals-coating-treatment­-1251223.htm

    The blue Columbus sticker dates the frame as early to mid eighties, as previous post says. They didn't put SL or SLX on until later.

  • doesnot slx have reinforcement ridges in the tubing you can feel mif you put your finger in the tubes?

  • hey,

    I have this Colnago track frame that I would like to build up period correct, but I don't really know from when it originates...

    how do I place it?

    It is supposed to be a custiom frame for tom boonen, originally in team colors, but repainted since...

    I suppose it doesn't have the original decals, an I can't find anything on the frame apartz from the # 972 or #927 on the BB.

    the lugs on the frame look like either one of these two:

    1. http://velospace.org/node/158

    2. http://velospace.org/node/475

    but I am really not sure...

    What can I do? I depend on this forums supreme knowledge....

    thanks...

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