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 in 1990 Master Più and in 1994 Master Olympic were released.
Here we are proudly presenting another very exclusive steel jewel from Cambiago – Colnago Master Gold, which dates back to early/mid 1990s. A superb frameset is made of verl light and stiff Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding gold/black paintjob. Completelly built with latest Campagnolo C Record groupset (1991-92) with first gen Ergopower 8s speed levers, iconic Campagnolo Delta brakes, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, San Marco seat and Ambrosio Oro rims. No much words needed.
A museum piece! For all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Gold / Columbus Gilco S4
– seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56 cm
– headset tube: 14,3 cm
– standover: 81 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record 8s
Levers: Campagnolo Record Ergopower 8s
Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Ambrosio Montreal Oro
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 8s
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo C Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Concor Corsa
Stem: 3ttt Record Colnago (120 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Super Criterium EP2
Pedals: Campagnolo C Record SGR
Tubulars: Continental Giro
Handlebar tape: black/white
Condition: Used as display bike. Mint / new old stock condition. Ridden a few times. No dents, no cracks, not bent. A museum piece.
Era: early/mid 1990s