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.
The GEO paint scheme is a true representation of how Colnago has touch all four corners of the world with their passion and dedication to cycling. Each Colnago GEO is not only special because of how amazing it looks and how exclusive they are, but because each frame is hand painted.
Here we are offering another Colnago’s masterpiece, the extraordinary Master Geo. The frameset is basically a Master Olympic from mid 1990s, made of Columbus Gilco S4 star shapped steel tubing and shinning in amazing GEO paint job. Completely build with Campagnolo Record 10s (2000) groupset, ITM COLNAGO cockpit, San Marco Rolls saddle. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. A real eye-catcher!
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Geo / Columbus Gilco S4
– seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55.5 cm
– headset tube: 14.8 cm
– standover: 81 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 10s (175mm)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Brake Levers /Shifters: : Campagnolo Record 10s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record 10s
Wheelset: Fulcrum hand painted clinchers
Headset: Campagnolo Record 10s
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 27.2mm
Saddle: San Marco Rolls
Stem: ITM Colnago (125mm)
Handlebar: ITM Europa 2
Pedals: LOOK Keo
Tires: Vittoria Tecno Pro
Handlebar tape: Deda, brown
Condition: Excellent condition. Ridden a few times. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Groupset and components are in excellent condition.