COLNAGO Master Gilco S4 (1987) – SOLD


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, later Master Più was released with more chrome added on seatstays and chainstays.

Here we are offering iconic Colnago Master frameset, 10 times world champion edition, shinning in beautiful Ferrari red paintjob. It’s a 2nd generation of Master, internal top tube cable mounting. Seat clamp bolt and rear droup-out adjusters included as on photo.

For all Colnago enthusiasts. Ready to be build for Eroica events.



Frameset: COLNAGO Master 2nd generation, 10 times world champion edition


– top tube (c-c): 54 cm

– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm

– head tube: 12,4 cm



Year: 1987

Condition: Used, but good condition.  The frame has no cracks, dents and is not bent. Original paint and decals. No rust. Chromed parts in excellent condition. Some signs of normal use.

Price: SOLD (May 2018)