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Friday, 18 September 2009
Everything Old is New Again
As I go about assembling the last pieces for my Ancient-But-Honourable Raleigh SBDU bicycle, I have learned a great deal about classic steel racing bikes. Some manufacturers have not forgotten about them in this age of carbon and titanium and for 2010 Colnago is bringing forth a fixed/singlespeed steel bicycle, with lugs, that will revive the Super name.
Although fitted with inexpensive Tektro brakes and probably not made in Italy, the new Colnago Super is a very beautiful bicycle. I have located at least three online retailers who are already listing the model for sale. At US$1900 you would expect to have some gears on it but, hey, that Colnago name is pure magic. If I were to make the jump to a fixed gear bike (with a flip-flop freewheel hub), this might be it...
After I cycled from London to Munich at 18 years of age, I decided I always wanted cycling to be a part of my life. It is a pastime that lets you get fit, see the world at your own pace, enjoy exotic machinery and make new friends.
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