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Colnago Super - 1972

Owned by: Gary Higgitt

Colnago Higgitt 1



Frame
1972, Colnago Super, Molteni orange colour, dated by the clover leaf cutouts and two holes in forks, Cutout in bottom bracket, bought at a bike jumble in the south west 2009;
54cm seat tube, 54 cm top tube
Wheels
Nisi Cerini sprint rims on Campagnolo Record SF Q/R hubs with straight levers; Vittoria tubs and spare holder
Chainset Campagnolo double 170, no date code
Pedals Campagnolo Pista with Christophe clips and Lapize straps
Gears Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear - Pat 72  Front changer Campagnolo; milled gear levers
Colnago motif leverbolts
Brakes Campagnolo pantographed and milled brake levers with new old stock black hoods. Campag cable clips
Stem/Bars Pantographed ttt stem, later model - looking for early panto one; Cinelli model Giro d`Italia bars
Saddle Japanese seatpost - saving up for a panto one; Cinelli Unicantior saddle
Extra details TA bottle holder bits and a copy Moleni bottle from America.
I rebuilt it over the winter as it had wrong bottom bracket in it, odd cable clips and wrong headset bearings fitted.  It has been repainted in the last 4 years.
Similar bike to Eddy Merckx 1972, he always had white handle bar tape, gum hoods ect. which are impossible to keep clean. He also had more drilling on chainring / calipers.
I think he is 60 this year,and that there is a celebration at a museum in Flanders, Belgium this summer with the Retro Ronde which Im planning to ride,
I have owned it for a year,I have a wool jersey, shorts and period hat.

Colnago Higgitt 2
Front view showing pantographed stem and brake levers

Colnago Higgitt 3
Colnago Higgitt 4
Left: Patent 72 Nuovo Record gear
Right: Long type Campagnolo rear ends with straight Q R levers

Colnago Higgitt RB 6
Colnago Higgit 5 RB
Rim Markings on Nisi Ceroni rims