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. The amazing shapes of the frame makes you understand that C35 was ahead of the time when it was designed back in 1989. Build with Shimano Dura Ace 7402 groupset, special Corima 3 spoke carbon, wheels, ITM cockpit, Bassano Colnago saddle. No much words needed. Love at first sight.
The holly grail.
Frame / fork: Colnago C35
-seat tube (c-t): 56cm
-top tube (c-c): 54 cm
-headset tube: 11,2 cm
-standover: 77 cm
Wheelset: Corima 3 spoke
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Brake levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Stem: ITM Eclypse (stem 11cm)
Handlebar: ITM Super Italia Pro-2
Seat: Bassano for Colnago
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace 7401
Tubularss: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: Colnago, cork (original)
Condition: Mint condition. Ridden a few km. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Era: late 1980s / early 1990s