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.
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, carbon precisa forks. It was light, stiff and comfortable. The Mapei Team riders had a choice of racing with aluminium Dream or carbon C40 bikes.
Proudly presenting another beautifu Colnago Dream Mapei bicycle. A superlight and stiff frameset is made of star shaped profiled Columbus Airplane Aluminium tubing and carbon Star Precisa forks, shining in amazing Mapei Team paintjob, completely build with Campagnolo Record 10s groupset, ITM Millenium cockpit, Selle Italia Flite saddle, blue Ambrosio Excellence wheelset. A real eye-catcher.
The Legend. Light and fast. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Dream Mapei (Airplane Aluminium) / Flash carbon fork
-top tube (c-c): 56 cm
-seat tube (c-c): 55,5 cm
-seat tube (c-t): 59,5 cm
-headset tube: 15,8 cm
-standover: 83 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 10s 172,5mm (53/39)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record 10s
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Shifters / Brake Levers: Campagnolo Record 10s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record 10s
Hubs: Campagnolo Record 10s
Rims: Ambrosio Excellence (blue)
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 10s
Chain: Campagnolo C10
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Stem: ITM Milenium
Handlebar: ITM Millenium 7075
Handlebar tape: Colnago, cork, original
Pedals: LOOK (original)
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. Very low mileage. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Paintjob in absolutely perfect condition. Groupset and other components are in very good condition.