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 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. At the same time Colnago started to produce also Colnago Master Pista framesets.
Here we are proudly presenting one of the most special track racing bike ever produced by great Ernesto – Colnago Master Equilateral Pista, with 26″ / 28″ track disc wheels, shinning in iconic retinato paintjob. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. Museum piece.
Frameset: COLNAGO Master Equilateral Pista / Columbus Gilco S4
– top tube (c-c): 59 cm
– seat tube (c-t): 61 cm
– head tube: 10.2 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record Pista (165mm)
Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record
Stem: 3ttt Colnago
Handlebar: 3ttt 51.151
Pedals: Campagnolo C Record
Condition: The frame was completely restored and refubrished by professional guy. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Era: mid 1980s