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. His first big success as a frame builder dates back in 1960 when Luigi Arienti won gold medal at the Rome Olympic games. 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 was released. In 1993 Ernesto released the Master Olympic which has Precisa fork, chromed seat-stays and very successful racing bike in early 1990s. It was available in several beautiful paint schemes.
Here we are offering another Colnago’s masterpiece, the Master Olympic Decor, which dates back to 1996. Superb frameset is made of Columbus Gilco S4 star shapped tubing and shinning in amazing Decor paint job. Completely build with Campagnolo Chorus 8s groupset, 3ttt cockpit, Colnago saddle and Ambrosio rims. Ready for serious riding.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. A real eye-catcher!
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Olympic – Columbus Gilco S4 / steel Precisa fork
– seat tube (c-t): 62 cm
– top tube (c-c): 59 cm
– headset tube: 17.5 cm
– standover: 83.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Chorus 8s (53/39)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus 8s
Brake Levers /Shifters: : Campagnolo Chorus 8s
Brakes: Campagnolo Chorus
Hubs: Campagnolo Chorus
Rims: Ambrosio Durex Professional
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Chorus
Headset: Campagnolo Chorus
Seatpost: Campagnolo (27.2mm)
Stem: 3ttt Status (125mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Forma SL 42cm (c-c)
Pedals: LOOK (original)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: black, leather (original)
Condition: Used, but very good condition. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Groupset and components are in good condition.