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.
Pavel Sergeyevich Tonkov (born February 9, 1969 in Izhevsk, Russia) is a former professional road racing cyclist. His talents were first showcased when winning the world junior title as part of the Soviet Union team in 1987. This alerted the world to his talents, and he turned pro in 1992 with the RUSS-Baïkal team. In mid 1992 he moved to Lampre Colnago and stayed there for several years. In 1997 he moved to Team Mapei and rode for them till 2000.
His biggest success was the overall win in the 1996 edition of the Giro d’Italia. He finished 2nd in the 1997 and 1998 editions of the Italian race, In total he won 7 stages of the Giro. In 1995 he won the Tour de Suisse and Tour de Romandie 1997. In 2000 he placed 3rd overall in the Vuelta a España. Most of his carrer he rode Colnago bike.
Happy to present this time trial masterpiece, made by Ernesto Colnago back in early/mid 1990s – COLNAGO Carbitubo Krono. The frame is shining in beautiful Team Lampre Panaria paintjob, build with Shimano Dura Ace groupset, Ambrosio 26”/28” full disc wheels, ITM cockpit and original Colnago saddle with Tonkov’s last name engraved on the seatpost. No words needed.
A museum piece.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Carbitubo Krono 26”/28”
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54 cm
– headset tube: 11.3 cm
Front wheel: Ambrosio Logos disc wheel 26”
Rear wheel: Ambrosio Logos disc wheel 28”
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7403
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 – CONTI
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace 7401
Tires: Vittoria Corsa
Handlebar tape: Colnago
Condition: Used, but very good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.