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COLNAGO Carbitubo Ariostea, Shimano Dura Ace 7402, 54.5cm (1991) – SOLD

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 late 1980s, Ernesto Colnago was looking for ways to push the boundaries of bike performance  dand ecided to use different materials and frame geometries. He started to cooperate with Ferrari and came out with the Carbitubo, which immediately succeeded. The entire frameset is very precisely manufactured and made of carbon fiber tubes inserted into aluminium lugs and, beside that, shows a unique geometry with a double-tube down tube which makes the bike very stiff.


M.Argentin (Ariostea Team) winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1991 on Colnago Carbitubo

M.Argentin (Ariostea Team) winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1991 on Colnago Carbitubo


Happy to present this icoinc masterpiece, made by Ernesto Colnago back in early 1990s – COLNAGO Carbitubo. The frame is shining in beautiful Ariostea  paintjob, build with Shimano Dura ace 7402/7403 groupset, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, San Marco Regal saddle, Fir Aliseo wheels in new old stock condition.. A real eye-cacther.

Nice catch for all Colnago enthusiasts. Amazing condition.



Frame & Fork: Colnago Carbitubo Ariostea paintjob (marked with under bb shell)


– seat tube (c-t): 54.5 cm

– top tube (c-c): 54 cm

– headset tube: 11.2 cm

– standover: 78 cm

Wheelset: FIR Aliseo (new old stock)

Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402

Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7403

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402

Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7402

Shifters: : Shimano Dura Ace 7402 8s

Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7403

Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402

Seatpost: Colnago carbon, original

Saddle: San Marco Regal

Stem: 3ttt Colnago (105 mm)

Handlebar: 3ttt

Pedals: LOOK

TubularsContinental Giro (new)

Handlebar tape: leather, white



Condition: Used, but very good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some tiny signs of normal use. Wheels and some other parts in new old stock condition.

Year: 1991-92

Price: SOLD (April 2022)