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1983 Colnago Super Pista

It took about five months to complete, but I have finally finished restoring this gorgeous vintage Colnago Super Pista.  It’s a 57cm in original paint. My research points to it being a 1983 model – this guess is based off of looking at all the Colnago Pistas I could find online, and the one that had the exact matching decal set and paintjob was a 1983.  It has Columbus tubing and the fork is the flat crown model, chromed, with engraved Colnago “C” and clover.

The original story on how I got it is here, but since then I spent a lot of time collecting up the right parts and slowly cleaning and polishing it up.  While fixing up the Campy lockring with my Dremel tool, I got some steel in my eye that required three separate procedures to completely remove.  So there was definitely sweat and tears invested in this project!

Alan Tansey was kind enough to volunteer his awesome photo skills to take a great set of pictures of this beast.  Check out the full photo gallery and specs after the jump…

Click on a thumbnail image to see the full hi-res picture:

Campagnolo Record Pista gruppo:
1051 Record Pista cranks (144bcd) w/ 48T Campagnolo chainring
1038/A Record Super Light track pedals (black)
1036 Record Pista Hubs, laced to Matrix ISO Tubular rims, includes Campy lockring & 15T cog
1046 Record Pista BB (spindle is a Sugino 75)
1044 Record 2-bolt seatpost
Record Pista headset

Other Parts
3TTT Colnago-panto’d stem
3TTT Pista bars
NOS Colnago cork bar wrap with Colnago bar end-caps
Colnago Bassano saddle
NOS Colnago alloy toe clips
White leather toe straps with Campagnolo buttons
Brand new Tufo S3 Pro tubulars
Regina CX track chain

3 Responses to “1983 Colnago Super Pista”

  1. Really beautiful!! Great job on the restore. Campy C-record all the way!

  2. rob says:

    beautiful bike. Did you ever sell this thing?

  3. naptrax says:

    Yes, I sold it last year for $2000. The new owner ended up selling it off part-by-part, though. 🙁

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