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Scoooooooooooooore!  Scooped this beautiful Colnago Super Pista from a gentleman up in Harlem yesterday.  I’m still unsure of the exact year and model, but I believe it to be a late 70’s – early 80’s Super Pista, probably one of the Colnago Mexico series.  It has a Campagnolo C-Record gruppo; 165mm Pista crankset, hubs, headset, seatpost, and bars.   Rims are Mavic sew-ups with Wolber tubular tires.

Overall the bike is very clean considering its age and the fact that the previous owner rode it often.  My only complaint is that some dummy drilled the fork for a brake (arrgh!).   I am planning on giving it a complete disassembly, cleaning, polishing, and lubing.   And some fresh bar tape, of course.   The stem is a Nitto Jaguar that I will probably replace with a period-correct 3TTT Colnago pantographed stem, and I plan swapping the saddle for an official vintage Colnago one, and maybe even splurging on some vintage C-Record track pedals.  This is a truly rare bike and I’m kind of in awe of it.   It will likely take me a few weeks (maybe months) before I accumulate all the correct parts, but I can’t wait to post the “after” pics when I’m done.

Check out more photos after the jump!

2 Responses to “Vintage Colnago Super Pista”

  1. Lew says:

    Simon, neat-O! I’m in awe as well.
    I don’t believe I ever mentioned this to you, but Auto Zone is a good place to find matching touch-up spray paint in small cans. Many auto paints are the same color used on older bikes. I usually carry the fork or some part of the bike with me to get a match.
    They also carry a line of Metallics (red, green, blue, purple) in large cans that include a clear undercoat (nice also for touch-up applications).
    Don’t wait for the paint to dry. Quickly remove masking tape, then clear coat with Wal-Mart’s brand of clear spray paint (about $1.00 a can). It’s just as good as the more expensive brands.
    Lew

  2. […] 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 […]

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