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 2007 Colnago factory released a limited edition of 50 very special bikes to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of marriage of Ernesto Colnago and wife. Authentic work of art completely hand decorated in the natural theme and the butterfly, symbol of love, lightness and elegance.
A museum piece. New old stock.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Forever / Carbon Star fork (frame no. PWE 017)
– seat tube (c-t): 59cm
– top tube (c-c): 57 cm
– head tube: 16 cm
Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora – Forever paint scheme
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Titanium 10s (172,5mm , 53/39)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s Titanium
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Titanium 10s
Levers: Campagnolo Record 10s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record Titanium
Stem & Handlebar: Cinelli RAM 2 – Forever paint scheme
Seatpost: Colnago carbon
Seat: Forever, carbon
Tubulars: Colnago (original)
Condition: New old stock.
Weight: 6.9 kg (no pedals)