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COLNAGO Master Crono 26″/28″ – Del Tongo Team 60cm (1984/85) – SOLD

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.

Del Tongo Colnago is one of the most successful Italian teams and was active from 1982 – 1991. They had many very famous riders on board like G.Saronni, Van Calster, D.Thurau, G.Baronchelli, M.Cipollini, M.Fondriest, F.Ballerini… In 1984 and 1985 the entire team was racing on Colnago Master Crono bikes with Campagnolo Super Record groupsets.

Del Tongo Team during team time trial

 

Proudly presenting legendary time trial racing machine from Cambiago – Colnago Master Crono Del Tongo, which dates back to 1984-85. The frame is made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in original paintjob, featuring 26″ / 28″ wheels and internal cables routing. Built with full pantograph Colnago Campagnolo Super Record groupset,  3ttt Colnago stem and handlebar, San Marco Concor saddle. A real eye-catcher.

Holly grail for all Colnago enthusiasts. A museum piece. Amazing condition.

 

 

Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Crono / Columbus Gilco S4

Size:

– seat tube (c-t): 60 cm

– top tube (c-c):  58.5 cm

– headset tube: 8.5 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago (53/42)

Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record

Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago

Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record

Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record

Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record

Rims: Durex Aerodynamic (26″ / 28″)

Headset: Campagnolo Super Record

Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)

Saddle: San Marco Concor

Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record

Stem: 3ttt, Colnago pantograph

Handlebar: 3ttt Crono

Tubulars: Vittoria  Cronometro CX – Exlusive for Colnago 26″ / 28″

 

 

Condition: Mint condition. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks, not bent. All parts are working fine.

Year: 1984-85

Price: SOLD (June 2021)

 

 

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