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Vintage Colnago paint schemes?(6 posts)

Vintage Colnago paint schemes?analog1
Apr 4, 2003 2:40 PM
I just bought a vintage Colnago. I'm trying to put a date on it and can't find anything online. It's got a blue to white fade through a lattice effect. Columbus SL. Chromed curved fork. I'm thinking 80's but it seems like the fancier paint came out in the '90s. I dunno.

Can anyone help me out? Resources? Ideas?
re: Vintage Colnago paint schemes?russw19
Apr 4, 2003 2:47 PM
The lattice fade effect and the curved forks were seen a lot on the 80's Mexico frames. (Frame name, not built there) and some of the Olympic frames too. If you take a picture of it, send it to, which is the email for Gianluca who is head of sales. He's a really cool guy, but his English is not the best, so you may have to deal with that.... but he's a good guy and will help you out if he knows what it is.

re: Vintage Colnago paint schemes?analog1
Apr 4, 2003 2:55 PM
I emailed him. Thanks for the help. Here's a picture:
Ha! I think I found it...analog1
Apr 4, 2003 3:22 PM
This is a 1988 Super and it's the same paint scheme.
Yup, late 80s. nmSpunout
Apr 4, 2003 4:12 PM
Yup, late 80s. nmRob Sal
Apr 5, 2003 10:52 AM
The 'Retinata' style dates from the mid about 1985, and was of course copied by many other frame makers.