1979 Colnago Super



About this bike

I have owned a  lot of Colnago's in my live, but the early one's that still have the original paint and decals are very rare. I bought the bike from someone in Belgium, to be more precies in Waasmunster, a small village near Antwerpen.  He told me that his father bought the bike  somewhere in the late 70's. Unfortunately his father passed away and they were now selling all of his belongings, including this nice Colnago Super.

The colnago super is one of the most iconic bikes ever produced. Besides of that it was also one of the bicycles that drastically influenced  the cycling industry back in the 70's . At that time  racing bicycles were averagely heavyweight and long. Ernesto Colnago decided to do things different and released in 1968 a bicycle which would become a legend of the cycling history and the top model of his 1970s' line, the Colnago Super .

It is always hard to date a Colnago, but this one is probably produced in the period between 1978 and 1980. It has the more modern recessed-nut brake mounting (which Colnago didn't use before 1977). Besides of that we can also conclude that it is not later than 1981  since it still uses over the bb cable routing and a clamp on front derailleur. Moreover started colnago to stamp the chainstays in 1981. 

The bike is for a Colnago from the 70's in a  good condition. It has almost no visible damages, unfortunately there is a dent in the toptube, which you can clearly see on the pictures.  The chrome of the fork is still in a very good condition. The frame itself is made out of Columbus SL tubing and is painted in the very typical red paintwork  - the so called "Saronni red" - Furthermore is the bike equiped with the best Campagnolo had to offer in those days. A complete Campagnolo record group.  



  • Seat Tube CC:

    56 cm

  • Top Tube CC:

    55 cm

  • Standover height:

    80 cm

  • Headtube:

    14 cm



Parts list

  • Rear derailleur

    Campagnolo 1020/A , Nuovo Record

  • Front derailleur

    Campagnolo Record, 1052 NT

  • Gear Shifters

    Campagnolo Super Record 

  • Crankset

    Campagnolo 1049 Strada, Super Record

  • Bottom Bracket

    campagnolo 1046/a, Nuovo Record  

  • Brake levers

    Campagnolo 2030, Nuovo Record 

  • Brake calipers

    Campagnolo 2040, Record

  • Handlebar

    3TTT Competitzione

  • Stem

    3TTT Record

  • Head-set

    Campagnolo 1039, Record Strada 

  • Seat-post

    Campagnolo 1044, Record

  • Saddle

    San Marco Concor

  • Hubs

    Campagnolo 1034, Record

  • Rims

    Mavic MA 40

  • Freewheel


  • Pedals

  • Chain


  • Tires