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 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. 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 its revolutionary 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. The C40 MK1 was their first generation, later MK2 and MK3 with B Stay were introduced. The Colnago C40 won 5 out of 6 editions of Paris-Roubaix in years (1995-2000).
Lampre Panaria was a top level professional cycling team back in 1994 with great riders like on board like M.Fondriest, P.Tonkov, R.Conti, G.Lombradi, J.Svorada, W.Belli and they were supplied by Colnago with C40 MK1 bikes.
Here we are presenting a legendary winning machine from Cambiago – COLNAGO C40 MK1 Lampre Panaria team edition which dates back to 1994. Very early version of C40 mk1 model, with aluminium “Alan“ forks and 28mm seatpost. Equipped with Shimano Dura Ace 7402/7410 groupset, ITM stem and handlebar, Mavic rims, all in excellent condition. Ready for serious riding.
For all Colnago fans. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Colnago C40 MK1 / Team Lampre Panaria Edition
– seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55.3 cm
– headset tube: 14.2 cm
– standover: 80 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura ace 7410
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7403
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7410
Brake Levers /Shifters: : Shimano Dura Ace7410 STI
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7403
Hubs: Shimano Dura ace 7410
Rims: Mavic Mach 2
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Seatpost: Colnago carbon (28 mm)
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo Matic
Stem: ITM Eclypse (105 mm)
Handlebar: ITM Super Italia Pro 260
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: Colnago cork, blue
Condition: Used, but very good condition. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks or bends. Some tinny signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.