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.
Oscar Camenzind was born 12 September 1971 in Switzerland. He won 1997 National road championship and 1998 World Championship ana Il Lombardia while riding for Mapei Team (in 2000 he won Tour de Suisse and Liege – Bastogne -Liege in 2001). In 1999 he moved to Lampre Daikin Colnago Team and with the rainbow jersey he was a biggest star of the team. The team included many famous riders like F.Ballerini, R.Hunter, P.Padrnos, M.Pinotti, J.Svorada and the entire were using COLNAGO Dream bikes.
The aluminium was the material of choice after Marco Pantani won Giro d’Itali and Tour de France in 1998 on his aluminium Bianchi Mega Pro. In 1999 and 2000, the most important bike manufacturers Colnago, Pinarello, Bianchi, De Rosa and others were supplying their world top riders with different varieties of aluminium frames. Colnago’s top of the line aluminium frame was called Dream and it was made of welded Columbus Airplane aluminum tubing, with star shaped top and down tube, steel precisa forks and build with Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s groupset. It was light, stiff and comfortable.
Here we are proudly presenting Oscar Camenzind‘s raicng bike from 1999, the COLNAGO Dream shining in beautiful Lampre Daikin Colnago paint scheme. Completely original and authentic racing machine ridden by world champion in amazing condition, marked with L5 at the rear drop-out. No extra words needed.
A unique chance for vintage bike collectors.
Frame: Colnago Dream Mapei Airplane Aluminium, marked with L5
Fork: Precisa steel fork
– seat tube (c-c): 53,2 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54,8 cm
– headset tube: 13,2 cm
– standover: 79,2 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record (53/39)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Shifters / Brake Levers: Campagnolo Record 9s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Rims: Ambrosio Balance
Saddle: San Marco Concor Team
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Stem: ITM Big One
Handlebar: ITM Pro 260
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record Titanium (27,2mm)
Handlebar tape: Cork, Colnago blue
Tires: Vittoria Pro Team
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Completely original!