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 legendary steel racing machine from Cambiago – Colnago Master, which dates back to late 1980s, made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding paintjob, completelly built with Campagnolo C Record groupset, ITM Colnago stem, San Marco Regal seat and Ambrosio Servizio Corse COLNAGO rims. No much words needed.
A real jewel! For all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master, Columbus Gilco S4
-seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
-top tube (c-c): 56,5 cm
-headset tube: 14,8 cm
-standover: 82 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record (172,5mm)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Shifters: Campagnolo C Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record
Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta (5 pivot)
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Ambrosio Durex Servizio Corse COLNAGO (clincher)
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Cassette: Regina CX (7s)
Chain: Regina CX
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo C Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Regal Girardi (original)
Stem: ITM, Colnago pantograph (120mm)
Pedals: Campagnolo C Record SGR (cleats included)
Tires: Michelin Hi-Lite (new old stock)
Handlebar tape: black, leather (original)
Condition: Mint condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Few tiny signs of use. Groupset and components are in excellent condition.
Era: late 1980s