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 and Master Olympic were released.
Proudly presenting another legendary steel racing machine from Cambiago – Colnago Master, which dates back to mid 1980s. The frame is made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding very rare paintjob. This outsanding piece of steel is build with special edition Ofmega Premier -Ernesto Colnago pantograph grouspet, pantograph 3ttt cockpit, Colnago headset,, San Marco Rolls saddle and Mavic rims. Even the pedals, toe cages and leather straps are marked Colnago. A real eye-catcher in amazing condition. No much words needed.
Special edition collectible bike. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master, Columbus Gilco S4
– seat tube (c-t): 56 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55 cm
– headset tube: 13,5 cm
– standover: 80,5 cm
Crankset: Ofmega Premier, Ernesto Colnago pantograph
Bottom Bracket: Ofmega Premier
Front Derailleur: Ofmega Premier, Ernesto Colnago pantograph
Rear Derailleur: Ofmega Premier, Ernesto Colnago pantograph
Shifters: Ofmega Premier, Ernesto Colnago pantograph
Brake Levers: Universal Aero
Brakes: Universal Aero, Ernesto Colnago pantograph
Hubs: Ofmega Premier, Ernsto Colnago pantogaprh
Rims: Mavic Open 4
Seatpost: Ofmega Premier Ernesto Colnago pantograph (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Rolls
Stem: 3ttt Ernesto Colnago pantograph (110mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Cassette: Regina Oro (6 speed)
Pedals: Ofmega Premier, Ernesto Colnago pantograph
Toe cage / Leather straps: Colnago
Handlebar tape: leather, white
Condition: Excellent condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Few tiny tiny signs of normal use. Groupset and components are in excellent condition.
Price: SOLD (October 2019)