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COLNAGO Master Crono – Del Tongo Team 58cm (1987-88) – 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 1987 and 1988 the entire team was racing on Colnago Master bikes with Campagnolo C Record groupsets.


G.Saronni (Del Tongo) during time trial

G.Saronni (Del Tongo) on Colnago Master Crono


Proudly presenting legendary time trial racing machine from Cambiago – Colnago Master Crono, which dates back to 1987-88. The frame is made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding Tricolore paintjob, featuring internal shifting cables. Built with extraordinary Colnago 26”/28”wheelset,  Campagnolo C Record groupset, with iconic Delta brakes, 3ttt Colnago stem, San Marco Rolls Colna saddle. A real eye-catcher.

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



Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Crono / Columbus Gilco S4


– seat tube (c-t): 58 cm

– top tube (c-c):  56 cm

– headset tube: 8.5 cm

Wheelset: Ambrosio for Colnago (26”/28”)

Crankset: Campagnolo C Record (53/42)

Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record

Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago

Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record

Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta Colnago

Headset: Campagnolo C Record

Seatpost: Cammpagnolo C Record (27,2mm)

Saddle: San Marco Concor

Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record

Stem: 3ttt, Colnago pantograph

Handlebar: 3ttt

Bar tape: original

Tubulars: Vittoria 26-28



Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some touch ups here and there. Some signs of normal use.

Year: 1987-88

Price: SOLD (April 2021)