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As a newcomer, a simple presentation:
Julien , 29,
live in France,
cross Paris twice a day to go to work! not the happiest cycling moment but keep me in shape.
I've just bought a Colnago which seems pretty rare even so it's an aluminium:
Colnago Freccia Aluminium Art deco , looks similar to a Mega master... don't have anymore info on it.
it's packed with dura ace 7700, I've just replace the shifter to newer tiagra.
I will create a proper thread once I've got nice pics and weight of the different pieces.
If someone could help me regarding the story behind this unknown version, Thank's
Why did you replace the shifters? 7700 is very cool for those of us who grew up with it...possibly lighter shifters than the Tiagras too. Size...54?
here is the frame that looks like the most alike
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about the shifters, when i got the Colnago, the rear shifter cable had snapped, and to replace it, I had to disassemble the whole shifter since bits of cable where everywhere, after fitting everything it wasn't working fluently, so I prefered to change to simple newer version with easy cable change procedure.
I still got the 7700 nonetheless.
Size is approximatively 52.
First generation C40, Mapei Colors, painted steel precisa fork and stem, full Record 8 speed ( the chain was setup too long that proves there are few competent campagnolo mechanics out there )
really pretty, only the saddle and bar tape look not original.
DSC00699.jpg por Salsa_Lover, en Flickr
DSC00706.jpg por Salsa_Lover, en Flickr
DSC00708.jpg por Salsa_Lover, en Flickr
Just a note about the shifter, old sti shifters tend to become slow and inaccurate with age.
If you just spray degreaser inside the inaccurate shifter let it dry and then spray the internals with a ligth lubricant it will probably work just fine.
I work as a bike mechanic and 8/10 times when there is a problem with the internals of old sti shifters this works
Is that a 9 speed shifter set with 8 speed cassette? All my 8 speed shifters were the older style with more pointed brake hoods. Yours are either very late 8 speed or early 9 (the two worked with the same rear deraillleurs IIRC). In my opinion, your style works better than the originals, and they're also somewhat lighter.
Anyway, it's a beautiful looking bike. Too bad it's too small for either of us.
@c50jim it is full Record 9 speed, the cassete is a 13-28, looks like new it is amazing the paint is shiny and the components, clean. it just has an small nick on the top tube paint.
The stem is a beauty a "master" shaped ITM Eclypse, it is a 100mm, If I could get an identical 130 it will indeed fit me, anyway that would be though to find.
It is an early Colnago Dream. The first ones came with a steel Precisa fork, like most early aluminium frames.
Check it out: the most amazing vintage Colnago, Merckx and Pinarello collection
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