Ernesto Colnago was born on February 9, 1932 in Cambiago, near Milan, Italy. At age 13 he entered in world of two wheels and immediately he fall in love with bikes and cycling. In 1952 he founded Colnago and started to work as mechanic for several professional teams. His first big success as a frame builder dates back in 1960 when Luigi Arienti won gold medal at the Rome Olympic games. Colnago’s bikes still have a domination of the world’s cycling sports because Ernesto was always an innovator and pioneer of new technologies which supposedly provide more efficency or comfort. Colnago has always been one of the most innovative manufactures of all time.
To celebrate his 50th anniversary of building great bicycles, Ernesto Colnago created a limited edition model in carbon fibre, the ‘50th Anniversary’. A frame that mates a front monocoque carbon triangle to Colnago’s carbon fibre rear triangle with B-Stay, and a more rounded version of Colnago’s High Power chainstays. Colnago’s exclusive design was built in Italian carbon manufacturer ATR’s high-tech factory and was available in eight sizes, including four with sloping top tubes. Ernesto Colnago’s Anniversary was produced in a limited numbers.
The 50th anniversary bike was created in two versions – Shimano Dura Ace 10 speed group personalised exclusively for Colnago, with the Colnago 50th anniversary logo on each component. The other was a Campagnolo 10 speed group-set with Colnago’s carbon fibre crank-set, also personalised with the Colnago 50th anniversary logo.
Happy to present this oustanding milestone from Cambiago – COLNAGO 50th Anniversary bike which dates back to 2004.. The amazing shapes of the frame makes you understand, that Ernesto was always ahead of the time. Build with Shimano Dura Ace 7800 Colnago 50th Ann groupset, special Ambrosio wheels, Cinelli RAM cockpit, San Marco Colnago saddle. No much words needed. Love at first sight.
The holly grail. Fair price.
Frame / fork: Colnago 50th Anniversary (no 581)
-seat tube (c-c): 56 cm
-top tube (c-c): 56 cm
-headset tube: 16 cm
-standover: 83 cm
Wheelset: Ambrosio for Colnago 50th Anniversary
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace for Colnago 50th Anniversary
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace for Colnago 50th Anniversary
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace for Colnago 50th Anniversary
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7800 for Colnago 50th Anniversary
Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7800 for Colnago 50th Anniversary
Stem & handlebar: Cinelli RAM for Colnago 50th Anniversary
Seat: San Marco for Colnago 50th Anniversary
Tires: Veloflex Master (new)
Handlebar Tape: Colnago, cork
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.