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COLNAGO Bititan Mapei – T.Rominger replica, 53.5cm (1995) – SOLD

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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. 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.

In years between 1960s to 1980s Colnago was producing high-end steel bikes, later in early 1990s they began to produce bike frames made of titanium.  Titanium frame is lighter than steel and has an enviably smooth ride quality, but on the other side, it’s very expensive. In 1993, Colnago released the ”Bititan”, a unique completely titanium frame with iconic dual titanium down tube. A titanium bike has a reputation as being a ”bike for life” and, whether or not that’s true, even nowadays in a world dominated by carbon fibre, titanium remains an excellent metal from which to make a frame.

Tony Rominger (born 27 March 1961 in Vejle, Denmark) is a Swiss former professional road racing cyclist who won the Vuelta a España in 1992, 1993 and 1994 and the Giro d’Italia in 1995. In 1994 Rominger broke the world hour record twice in a few days. He used Bordeaux velodrome to ride 53.832 km and then 55.291 km, although a track novice. In 1995 he was ridding for Team Mapei and won the Giro d’Itala on COLNAGO Bititan bike.

Tony Rominger in maglia rosa Giro d'Italia 1995

Tony Rominger in maglia rosa Giro d’Italia 1995

 

Tony Rominger in maglia rosa Giro d'Italia 1995

Tony Rominger won Giro d’Italia 1995

 

Happy to present another Colnago’s masterpiece – COLNAGO Bititan ,same as riddden by Tony Rominger of Mapei Team when he won the Giro d’Italia 1995. The frame is shining in beautiful Decor paintjob, build with Shimano Dura ace 7402/7403 groupset and 8speed STI levers. Ready for fast and smooth ride.

Nice catch for all Colnago enthusiasts.

 

 

Frame & Fork: Colnago Bititan Mapei / Precisa steel fork

Size:

– seat tube (c-t): 53.5 cm

– top tube (c-c):  52.5 cm

– headset tube: 10,1 cm

– standover: 76 cm

Crankset: Shimano Dura ace 7402

Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7403

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402

Brake Levers /Shifters: : Shimano Dura Ace STI 8s

Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7403

Rims: Ambrosio Durex Servizio Corse

Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402

Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 8s

Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace (27,2mm)

Saddle: Colnago Titanium by Bassano

Stem: ITM Eclypse (115mm)

Handlebar: ITM Super Italia Pro-2

Pedals: Shimano 7401

Tubulars: Michelin

 

 

Condition: Used, but excellent condition. No cracks, no bents, not bent. Some tiny signs of normal use. Groupset and components are in good condition and are working fine.

Year: 1995

Price: SOLD (September 2020)