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.
The COLNAGO C35 was a a collaborative project with Ferrari and commemorative model created in celebration of Colnago’s 35th anniversary in 1989. It was one of the first frames to be manufactured using a carbon fibre composite manufacured in Colnago’s factory under Ferrari’s supervision. Ernesto always launched a unique and limited model to celebrate important goals of his successful company.
Happy to present this oustanding milestone from Cambiago – Colnago C35 Crono Italia. The bike was used by Italian National Team. They won 3 gold medals in World Championships and Silver in Barcelona ’92 Olympic Games at the 4x100k team time trial event. The amazing shapes of the frame makes you understand that C35 was ahead of the time when it was designed back in 1989. Amazing build with massive 180mm cranks with 56/52 chainrings, special Fir Jumbo 24” front disc wheel, Campagnolo Ghibli rear disc wheel. No much words needed.
The holly grail.
Frame / fork: Colnago C35 Italian National Team (4x100km team time trial)
-seat tube (c-t): 63 cm
-top tube (c-c): 59.5 cm
-headset tube: 11,8 cm
Front disc: Fir Jumbo 24”
Rear disc wheel: Campagnolo Ghibli
Crankset: Campagnolo Record (180mm, 56/52)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Brake levers: Campagnolo C Record / Campagnolo Record 8s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record 8s
Stem: ITM Eclypse
Seat: San Marco Concor
Pedals: Campagnolo Record
Condition: Very good condition. Original paint. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Era: mid 1990s