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.
In 1994 Colnago started to produce their very successful model C40 — ‘C’ for carbon and ‘40’ to commemorate Colnago’s 40th year in business. Full carbon frame with Master profile carbon tubes bonded to carbon lugs. Ernesto Colnago solved the problem of how to make a carbon frame durable enough to win the toughest cobbled Classics yet light enough to soar up Alpine cols. That’s the reason why the C40 is the favourite bike of all time for so many people — including Sir Bradley Wiggins. Colnago could have created something with perhaps a swoopy, futuristic profile befitting itsrevolutionary design. Instead he kept the tubes ramrod-straight in the traditional style — albeit with the star-shaped cross-section that he had pioneered with the steel Master.
To celebrate the millennium year 2000 Ernesto Colnago released outstanding bike called Colnago C40 Gold. Full carbon C40 with special carbon 45mm Colnago wheels, Campagnolo Record 10s groupset and special details like gold Colnago logo on the head tube, ITM gold cockpit and San Marco Gold saddle. It was made in limited series of 400 bikes only. The cherry on the top of the cake is a special gift that came with the bike – stunning Colnago gold watch.
Here we are proudly presenting one of the most collectible carbon bikes, another masterpiece by great Ernesto – Colnago C40 Gold Limited edition, one of 400 bikes released back in 2000, shinning in amazing condition. It comes with the gold Colnago watch and documents.
A real jewel. Museum piece.
Frame & Fork: Colnago C40 Gold Millennium 2000 (limited edition 1/400)
– seat tube (c-c): 53 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54 cm
– headset tube: 13.6 cm
– standover: 79 cm
Wheelset: Colnago carbon (40mm)
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 10s
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Levers: Campagnolo Record 10s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record 10s
Stem: ITM Colnago gold (110mm)
Handlebar: ITM gold
Seatpost: Colnago carbon
Seat: Selle San Marco Colnago gold
Pedals: Campagnolo Record 10s
Bottle cage: Elite gold
Tubulars: Vittoria, original
Condition: Mint condition. Ridden a few times. No cracks, no dents. Colnago gold watch and documents included.