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colnago slx(5 posts)

colnago slxbicyclette
Dec 5, 2001 10:08 AM
Anyone know when Colnago stopped making frames made of columbus SLX material? friend in Belgium says they made them into the mid 90's but another friend in the U.S. says late 80's. Trying to identify the vintage of a frame.

re: colnago slxguido
Dec 5, 2001 10:43 AM
Mid 80's--early 90's seems about right. That's when TSX more or less replaced SLX. SLX is still available on a few currently made frames.
Dec 6, 2001 2:51 PM
Colnago never made any production frames from TSX or MS. They were using SLX through the early 90's,at the end with a custom drawn down tube, ribbed ala Gilco shapes, that Columbus was making for them. Introduced after MS, TSX had a very short period before EL/OS was introduced and subsequently Genius. Colnago didn't use Genius either although EL/OS has been found in the Technos since its introduction, again in the late 80's.
re: colnago slxsurf
Dec 5, 2001 3:45 PM
Dont know the answer, but i have a frind selling one with a freewheel 7 speed, must be late 80s or early 90s. He is asking about 600 (not for me). IT's in good condition all things considered. Is it worth it? Are these older bikes worth much?
re: older bikes worth much?guido
Dec 6, 2001 2:20 PM
Those bikes made in the 70s and 80s, the Italian ones like Colnago, are still very fine rides. They're just a few pounds heavier than the current state of the art. In a competitive situation, all else being equal, you'll get dropped. But so what? As a friend said the other day, "They'll make you stronger!"

They may not be worth much money, but they're sure worth riding.