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 1984 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 1984-87, later Master Più was launched.
Proudly presenting this Italian steel beauty from Cambiago – Colnago Master, which dates back to 1989. The frame is made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding Saronni/silver paintjob. Extraordinary frame such as this one deserves the best build and with no surprise it’s built with Campagnolo C Record groupset, with iconic Delta brakes. Other special parts spotted on the bike are Cinelli cockpit, pantograph, San Marco Concor saddle and Ambrosio Colnago SC rims. A real eye-catcher in amazing condition. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master / Columbus Gilco S4
- seat tube (c-t): 54,5 cm
- seat tube (c-c): 53 cm
- top tube (c-c): 53,5 cm
- headset tube: 12,8 cm
- standover: 78 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record (52/42)
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 Colnago
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Ambrosio Colnago Servizio Corse
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo C Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Concor Profil
Pedals: Campagnolo C Record SGR
Stem: Cinelli pantograph
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some tiny signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.
Price: SOLD (September 2019)