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Colnago Super (crit bike build)

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1978 Colnago Super (58cm) Columbus SL tubing

Pro Stealth Evo Integrated (120mm -10 deg)

Carbon/Alu steerer, 1 inch / Chris King NoThreadSet

Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 / Bontrager Race-X-Lite Tire 700x23

Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 / Continental GP4000s 700x23

SRAM Red Tour Edition GXP / Italian thread GXP BB

Fizik Arione / Thomson Elite Setback 27.2

Shimano Ultegra pedals / SRAM 1090 Chain

SRAM Red Group


Road standard double


Life's too short to ride plastic bikes.

The frame's original paint was in rough shape so it has been stripped and now is clear powdered over steel. The brazing and torch marks are clearly visible. Just under 18 pounds as shown. Last picture is with the original threaded Colnago chromed fork and Ksyrium SL wheels. Swapping between the two setups (fork, threading in the headset, adapter for stem, wheels and brake pads) takes about 10 minutes.

30+ years after it was built, this bad boy is still turning wheels in anger. I think Ernesto would approve.

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simply badass!! well done sir!! for me, the best is the all black, port picture! just FUK!!!


Now that some time has passed and youve been riding this bike, have you noticed any formation of rust under the clear powder? If not, was any special process taken to prevent the raw steel from contacting moisture after it was stripped?


There is some rust forming where the powder coat has chipped/worn away (e.g. top tube where the brake cable housing rubs, small stone chips on the underside of the down tube, etc.).

I haven't noticed too much spiderwebbing of rust, but at stressed locations such as on the BB lug where the seat tube meets the BB, there is a vein of surface rust as the powder coat has cracked slightly. All the rust, as far as I can tell, is surface, and doesn't compromise the frame's strength.

The tubes were coated in framesaver on the inside, and rust inside the frame is minimal. If I were to do it again, I would clear coat over the clear powder to increase the strength of the coat and form a more moisture-proof seal.

Awesome setup!

Where did you find the fork?! I looked all over for a 1" carbon w/o any decals, and eventually gave up.




Nashbar has them for


Thanks everyone! I'll get a picture of the bike with the threaded original chrome fork and Ksyriums on the page shortly. I ride it like that setup for some centuries and long rides that might have some gravel. Luckily swapping the fork is a 5 minute job with the King headset.

Wild Build

Nice mix.

I would love to see some

I would love to see some box-section rimmed wheels on this bike.



Not usually

a fan of Bontrager products, but you make it look good!

The sram group looks so evil

The sram group looks so evil on this. In a really good way.

Love it! I think black

Love it! I think black housing might look a little bit better than the white though.

Does go

with the decals though :P



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