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.
In response to criticism that Colnago frames were not stiff enough, Ernesto experimented with various crimped-tube frames. In 1983 he introduced their top model ”Master” and the legend was born. The Master was constructed with famous ”star shaped’ top, seat and down tube profile tubing called Columbus Gilco S4 designed by Gilberto Colombo to improve performance. The first version of the Colnago Master was produced in years 1983-87, later Master Più and Master Olympic were released.
Proudly presenting another beautiful steel machine from Cambiago, the Colnago Master C Record which dates back to 1987. The frame is work of art, made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, featuring the perfection and attention to details to providing the best performance you might expect from mid/late 1980s racing machine. Only the best parts are good enough for this eye-catching beauty: Campagnolo C Record groupset with iconic Delta brakes, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, beautiful Concor Profil saddle, Campagnolo Superleggeri Titanium pedals. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master / Columbus Gilco S4
-seat tube (c-t): 56 cm
-top tube (c-c): 55 cm
-headset tube: 13 cm
-standover: 81 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Delta
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Cassette: Regina Extra 7s
Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Concor Profil
Stem: 3ttt Colnago (115mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Italia Competizione (42cm c-c)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri Titanium
Toe cage / leather straps: Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: leather, black
Condition: Used, but very good condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Few tiny signs of use. Original paint. Groupset and components are in excellent condition.