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COLNAGO Carbitubo Ariostea Team, Shimano Dura Ace 7402, 52cm (1991-92) – 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.

Ariostea cyling team was one of the strongest teams back in 1991-92, directed by G.Ferretti. For 2 seasons their best riders were winning on exactly the same Colnago Carbitubo framesets with the same Shimano Dura Ace groupset. They had many starts on board like: M.Argentin, R.Sorensen, G.Furlan, D.Cassani, A.Ferrigato

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 Team Ariostea  paintjob, build with Shimano Dura ace 7402/7403 groupset, 8speed STI levers, 3ttt Colnago cockpit and out-standing Spinergy wheels. A real eye-cacther.

Nice catch for all Colnago enthusiasts.



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


– seat tube (c-t): 52 cm

– top tube (c-c):  52 cm

– headset tube: 9,2 cm

– standover: 76,5 cm

Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 (172,5mm)

Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7403

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402

Brake Levers /Shifters: : Shimano Dura Ace 7402 STI 8s

Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7403

Wheelset: Spinergy

Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402

Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 (27,2mm)

Saddle: San Marco Regal Girardi

Stem: 3ttt Colnago (110mm)

Handlebar: 3ttt

Pedals: Shimano

Tires: Veloflex Master (new)

Handlebar tape: leather, white



Condition: Used, but very good condition. Original paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Groupset and components are in very good condition and are working fine.

Year: 1991-92

Price: SOLD (February 2020)