How a Colnago Master is made

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I got this clip from the excellent Global Cycling Network channel on Youtube…

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NOS Campagnolo Mountain Bike Gruppo

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I saw this NOS Campagnolo MTB Gruppo on a recent online auction trawl….

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quite something altogether in boxes….

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I have a number of  steel Italian MTB projects yet to finish, but I finally managed to get 5 groups practically complete…

I just need a brake set…

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left to right are Campagnolo Record O R and Campagnolo Olympus, with thumb shifters, both used condition..

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Left to right again, NOS Campagnolo Olympus with Bullet shifters, and a mix of used/NOS Olympus with thumb shifters…

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Colnago C35 at a Vintage bike jumble!

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I took a ride out on my ’96 Master Olympic to a bike jumble at a cycling club, and bumped into a trader I know who had a stall there. here’s some of what he had

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a nice De Rosa above, this circa ’96 Colnago Master Olympic, though the gruppo is a little earlier ..

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a Colnago Dual CX frameset, which I had actually had a bid on via an on-line auction before, but pulled out as it did not have the correct forks, was missing cable guides, and was too small..006

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notice the Colnago headtube stamp, same as on my as yet unidentified carbon frame..

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Both were made for Colnago by Alan.

The trader also had a beautiful Colnago C35, sadly only managed to get a silhouette…

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probably the most understated example I’ve seen ( or touched!), Campagnolo Super Record 11 gears and brakes with an original Colnago  C35 crankset, the trader seemed unaware of this less tasteful example for $22,500

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he said he wasn’t selling his!

Colnago Emblem

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The famous Colnago Clover was first used in 1970…

“COLNAGO EMBLEM CREATED
After Dancelli’s Milano-Sanremo vic­tory, Ernesto Colnago is inspired to replace his pre­vi­ous eagle emblem with a new mark, the ace of clubs. The logo com­mem­o­rates the bloom­ing of the spring flow­ers in Sanremo and Ernesto Colnago’s ambi­tion to be “an ace in cycling”.”

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More Colnago history at the official Colnago site.