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. 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 – 6 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 , the COLNAGO ESA Mexico. which dates back to 1984. The frame dates back to mid/late 1980s, shining in beautiful Colnago paintjob, made of crimped Columbus SL tubing (6 crimps on top tube, 6 on down tube), completelly built with Shimano Dura Ace 7400 groupset, 3ttt cockpit, clincher NiSi rims and Turbo saddle. One the fastest L’Eroica approved bikes.
Icon. For all Colnago enthusiasts. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Esa Mexico (frame no. J227)
-seat tube (c-t): 60,5 cm
-top tube (c-c): 59 cm
-headset tube: 16,3 cm
-standover: 83,5 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7400 (175mm)
Bottom bracket : Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7400 (6 speed)
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Handlebar: 3ttt Aero
Hubs: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Rims: NiSi HR22
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 7400 (6 speed)
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Seat: Selle Italia Turbo Matic Titanium
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Toe cage: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Tires: Veloflex Master (new)
Handlebar Tape: Orange
Condition: Mint condition. Ridden for 200km. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals. All parts are working fine