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COLNAGO Esa Mexico, Campagnolo 50th Ann (no. 8778), 62cm (1985-86) – 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 cyclingIn 1952 he founded Colnago and started to work as mechanic for several professional teams. His first big success as a frame builder dates back in 1960 when Luigi  Arienti won gold medal at the Rome Olympic games. 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 about 1981, Ernesto Colnago decided to crimp the frame tubes (something that bike builders had been doing to chain stays for decades). In 1982 the Nuovo Mexico was released, later the Arabesque Regal and Esa Mexico model came with even more exclusive tubing – 4 crimps on the top tube, 6 crimps on the down tube and none inside the chain stays. The ESA Mexico is for sure the rarest of all Mexico models, it has been built for a short time and in small numbers.

Proudly presenting one of the best steel racing machines that ever left Ernesto’s factory – COLNAGO ESA Mexico, which dates back to 1985-86. The frame is shining in beautiful white/gold retinato paintjob, made of crimped Columbus SL tubing (6 crimps on top tube, 6 on down tube), by no surprise built with the most collectible groupset Campagnolo 50th Anniversary (serial no.8778). Other superb parts spotted are 3ttt Colnago stem and handlebar, NiSi Countach rims, San Marco Concor Profile saddle, Almarc leather handlebar wrap. The trandescent beauty of this steel icon remains unrivalled.

Love at first sight! For all Colnago enthusiasts.



Frame & Fork: Colnago Esa Mexico, crimped Columbus SL tubing


– seat tube (c-t): 62 cm

– top tube (c-c): 59 cm

– headset tube: 18.3cm

– standover: 86 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo 50th Ann (serial no.8778)

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo 50th Ann

Front derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Rear derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Headset: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Shifters: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Brake Levers: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Brakes: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Stem: 3ttt Colnago (120 mm)

Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione

Hubs: Campagnolo 50th

Rims: NiSi Countach

Cassette: Regina Oro (6s)

Seatpost: Campagnolo 50th Ann (27,2mm)

Saddle: San Marco Concor Profil

Pedals: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Leather straps: Christophe

Handlebar Tape: Almarc leather wrap



Condition: Used, but excellent condition. Low mileage. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.

Year: 1985-86

Price: SOLD (January 2023)