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 groupsets.
Proudly presenting another legendary steel racing machine from Cambiago – Colnago Master, which dates back to mid 1987. The frame is made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding Del Tongo Team 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 3ttt cockpit with Colnago pantograph, San Marco Rolls Titanio saddle and Mavic GP4 rims. A real eye-catcher in amazing condition. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. All original condition. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master / Columbus Gilco S4
- seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
- seat tube (c-c): 56 cm
- top tube (c-c): 56 cm
- headset tube: 14,3 cm
- standover: 81 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
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Mavic GP4
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo C Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Rolls Titanio
Stem: 3ttt, Colnago pantograph
Handlebar: 3ttt Modello Competizione
Tubulars: Gommitalia Asso Servizio Corse (original)
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some tiny signs of normal use.
Price: SOLD (August 2019)