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81 Colnago Super(4 posts)

81 Colnago SuperCaseysdad
Mar 14, 2003 8:06 AM
I'm taking a look at picking up an '81 Colnago Super from a rider in a friend's local club. Seems to be in good shape with a solid set of components. Will be checking out the fit this weekend.

Any opinions on this bike in general? I've read that the mid-late '70s versions of this bike are considered to have been slightly preferable, but that these are still good frames. Any first-hand experience and/or opinions would be appreciated.
re: 81 Colnago SuperDeRosaOrBust
Mar 14, 2003 8:43 AM
These were built with columbus SL tubing. They are very nice frames indeed. I raced a 1985 Colnago Super thru the mid eighties. In fact I still have the bike. While it is a few pounds heavier then my Derosa Merak, it's ride is still wonderful. In terms of value, 1980's verions are not worth as much as the 1970's versions. Of course with anything, the earlier 1980's versions are more valuable then the later versions.
re: 81 Colnago Superrwbadley
Mar 14, 2003 8:55 AM
I have an'84 Celo Super, this was a rebadged Colnago Super. I can tell you this, that is a very nice frame. The handling is spot on and the ride is comfortable. Value of the bike you're looking at, hard to say, it depends on components. If the frame fits and the price is good, if you could use the bike-- go for it..

re: 81 Colnago SuperCaseysdad
Mar 14, 2003 9:10 AM
Here's what I know so far about components, etc:

1981 59cm Colnago Super (steel) with brazed on cable routing. Repainted white with black decals in 2000 by Cycle Art of California. One chip on top tube. Campagnolo Daytona Triple Ring component group. Mavic Open Pro Wheels Italia Flight saddle. Thomson post. Salsa stem.

The owner is asking $600, which seems pretty reasonable to me. Again, fit will be the determining factor, but I'm thinking that it's definitely worth looking into. Thanks for the feedback!