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.
Happy to present this exclusive Ernesto Colnago’s masterpiece – COLNAGO Bititan Titanio, which dates back to 1995, shinning in beautiful and original Decor paintjob. Similar bike was riddden by Tony Rominger of Mapei Team when he won the Giro d’Italia 1995. Amazing frame is built with Campagnolo Record 8s groupset, Shamal wheels, ITM cockpit. A real eye-catcher. Ready for fast and smooth ride.
Nice catch for all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Bititan Mapei / Precisa steel fork
– seat tube (c-t): 59 cm
– seat tube (c-c): 55.5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55.5 cm
– headset tube: 14,3 cm
– standover: 81.2 cm
Wheelset: Campagnolo Shamal (clinchers)
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 8s
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s
Levers: Campagnolo Record 8s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record 8s
Headset:Campagnolo Record 8s
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 8s
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbomatic
Stem: ITM (115 mm)
Handlebar: ITM Super Italia Pro-2
Bar tape: pink, cork
Tires: Vittoria Corsa 25mm (new)
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint. Tiny dent on the seat tube, doesn’t effect riding. Groupset and components are in good condition and are working fine.