Rob is a bit upset that we sold the Colnago
it was a particular favourite…but she has gone to a lovely fella called John
who reckons he bought this amidst a mid life crisis-
this is the kind of crisis I would like.
and out with the old and in the with the new
Lovely 60 cm 1982 Willie Moore custom built (name stamped on BB).
Built with Reynolds 531SL (short lived combo of 531 maintubes and forks and 753 rear stays. later re-branded as 653).
Nice details such as Shimano vertical dropouts (nicer quality than Campagnolo of same period as they are stiffer),
Concealed rear brake cable routing,
Slotted Bottom Bracket shell,
Prugnat long point lugs fantastic silver solder work (main reason for choosing builder at the time).
Cinelli aero cast fork crown (new and very expensive extra in the day),
Shot in rear stay design and Campagnolo over BB gear guides to fit Dura Ace AX rear mech.
Re-sprayed (653 renovation sticker) in approx 1990 by Fleet engineering by frame building legend Kevin Winter.
The paint condition is very good but forks used on a different bike for a while and has more wear and tear.
Threads on BB caused some problems with old shimano plastic cupped BBs but should be fine with more modern axles.
74 deg angles. 60cm downtube centre BB to top of frame. 57 cm top tube. 98cm wheelbase.
Used competitively until 1991 then stored. very well balanced bike with fast criterium racing angles.
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