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I won this cool old Colnago on eBay in September 2007.   According to the seller, it's a 1972 Super Extra.  It is definitely a 72 or 73 at the latest, but I've never heard of an Extra model, and none of the people I've asked have heard of it either (if any of you has ever heard of a Super Extra, please let me know).

I think it's an early Super Pantografata, or maybe a precursor to the Pantografata.  Unlike the Pantografatas which were officially introduced in 1973, this bike doesn't have pantographed brake levers, and the chainring is also different - instead of being slotted and pantographed, it is drilled Merckx style.

UPDATE:  It's not a Super-Pantografata.  Unfortunately it's just a lowly and plain 72 Super ;)

Posted 11/6/07

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ORIGINAL PHOTOS FROM THE eBay AUCTION

Posted September 9, 2007

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photos of the bike as I received it

Posted October 19, 2007

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photos of the frame after I touched it up

plus touchup tips

Posted October 22, 2007

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the various versions of the pantografata seat post

Which one do I have?

Posted October 26, 2007

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the final build

Posted November 6, 2007

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