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.
Proudly presenting another steel machine from Cambiago, the Colnago Master shinning in beautiful Futura paintjob. The frame is work of art, made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, featuring the perfection and attention to details to providing the best performance. Only the best parts are good enough for this eye-catching beauty: Campagnolo Record 10speed groupset with Ambrosio rims, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, new old stock Selle Italia Flite saddle. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. Love at first sight.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Futura repaint/ Columbus Gilco S4
-seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
-top tube (c-c): 56 cm
-headset tube: 13,8 cm
-standover: 81,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 10s
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record 10s
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Levers: Campagnolo Record 10s Ergopower 10s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record 10s
Hubs: Campagnolo Record 10s
Rims: Ambrosio Excellight TQB
Headset: Campagnolo Record (threaded)
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 10s
Chain: Campagnolo C10
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite (new old stock)
Stem: 3ttt Colnago (100mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Super Criterium EP2 (new old stock)
Pedals: Look KEO (new)
Tires: Veloflex (new)
Handlebar tape: leather, black (new)
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. Futura repaint by professional guy. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Groupset is in excellent condition, with some new old stock parts.