Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vintage Colnago

I was hanging in Coffee Slingers in downtown OKC yesterday morning. It's next to my favorite bike shop, Bicycle Alley. All of a sudden I get a tap on my shoulder. It's Tyler from the shop. They just had a guy bring in an old Colnago for a tune up. It was given to him.

Tyler wanted me to take photos of it. So I went home, got my gear and came back. I was shocked at what I saw.

I'll let the photos say the rest.....









6 comments:

EB said...

HOT HOT HOT Hologram Action!

erik said...

campy delta brakes are pretty incredible, if awful to adjust.

One of these days, I'd like a bike with some vintage c-record.

well done.

munsoned said...

Yeah, that rear derailleur makes me drool. Too bad there aren't more companies designing bike parts. You got the big 3, then random, usually one of a kind not for sale parts by small groups.

erik said...

velo-orange sells some neat simplex derailleurs, http://www.velo-orange.com/deandsh.html , but I haven't tried them--might be cool for a city bike build with some friction shifters, but anymore all the cool cats do singlespeed and fixed for that sort of thing. I believe simplex was the first to patent the modern rear derailer, could be wrong.

of course, there is always the huret jubilee for beauty.
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/parts/Huret/huret_jubilee_drilled.html

erik said...

on the topic of vintage-yet-awesome;

rod shifters, tony pereira makes them for about 300. I'm thinking the atlantis might get one of these if i ever have that much money again.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aalpern/410196684/

Apparently, they weigh significantly less than any other front derailer setup. EB needs one on the la cruz.

Biker Bob said...

Very nice. Makes me want to finish building up my Colnago. It looks so sad hanging on a hook in my garage.