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.
He also started a collaboration with another privileged Italian brand – Ferrari. Ferrari Engineering helped Ernesto to implement carbon fibre into a bicycle frame design. The first attempts resulted into an introduction of the “Concept” at the 1986 Milano bike show. The prototype was a mad and truly captivating technical exercise, but more importantly it started the whole saga of Colnago carbon fibre frames, of which the latest issue we have seen in this years Tour de France.
The “Concept” was followed by another carbon fibre creations like Volo, Carbitubo, C35 or the ultra-successful C40. In 2001 they introduced another collaboration project presented as “Colnago for Ferrari” called CF1. A bike with it’s monocoque construction linked back to the C35. But this time the frame was exceptionally light and better suited for a serious racing. Colnago issued a limited number of 500 bikes, which are highly collectible nowadays .
Here we are proudly presenting another masterpiece by great Ernesto – the Colnago Ferrari CF1, which dates back to 2001. Especially designed full carbon frameset, shinning in beautiful Ferrari red/black paint-job, build with Campagnolo Record 10s groupset, Colnago carbon wheels. New old stock condition.
A legend! For all Colnago fans.A museum piece.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Ferrari CF1 (1 of 500 bikes)
– seat tube (c-t): 57.5 cm
– seat tube (c-c): 54.5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54.5 cm
– headset tube: 13.8 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 10s
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Levers: Campagnolo Record 10s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record 10s
Rims: Colnago carbon
Hubs: Campagnolo Record 10s
Headset: Campagnolo Record 10s
Saddle: San Marco
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 10s carbon (27.2mm)
Stem: ITM Colnago (120 mm)
Bottle cage: Elite
Handlebar tape: cork
Condition: New old stock. All original.