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.
Roberto Conti (born 16 December 1964) was a professional rider for 18 years. He rode for several top pro teams: Santini 1986-89, Ariostea 1990-1993, Lampre Panaria 1994-96, 1997-1999 Mercatone Uno 1997-99 with Marco Pantani. In 1994 he won the stage at the Tour de France with finish on famous Alpe D’Huez and finished 6th in general classification. He finished 10th in GC at the Tour de France in 1997.
Happy to present this time trial masterpiece, made by Ernesto Colnago back in early 1990s – COLNAGO Carbitubo Krono. The frame is shining in beautiful Team Lampre Panaria paintjob, build with Shimano Dura Ace 8s groupset, Ambrosio 26”/28” time trial wheels, ITM cockpit and original Colnago saddle with Conti’s last name engraved on the seatpost. No words needed.
A museum piece.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Carbitubo Krono 26”/28” (marked with no.5)
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56.5 cm
– headset tube: 11.5 cm
Front wheel: Ambrosio 3 spoke, 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 /Shifters: : Shimano Dura Ace 7402 STI 8s
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7403
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 – CONTI
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ac e7401
Tires: Vittoria Servizio Corse
Handlebar tape: Colnago
Condition: Used, but very good condition. Original paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.