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COLNAGO Master Olympic Art Decor, Campagnolo C-Record 8s, 53cm NOS (1994) – 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. 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.
Here we are offering another Colnago’s masterpiece, the Master Olympic Art Decor, which dates back to 1994. Superb frameset is made of Columbus Gilco S4 star shapped tubing and shinning in amazing Art Decor paint job. Completely build with Campagnolo C-Record 8s (1993) groupset, 3ttt stem and handlebar, Selle Italia Flite Titanium saddle and Ambrosio rims. New old stock condition.
A real jewel. For all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Olympic Art Decor – Columbus Gilco S4 / steel Precisa fork
– seat tube (c-t): 53 cm
– top tube (c-c): 53 cm
– headset tube: 11.8 cm
– standover: 78.3 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C-Record (170mm)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C-Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C-Record 8s
Brake Levers: Campagnolo C-Record
Shifters: Campagnolo C-Record 8s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record
Hubs: Campagnolo C-Record 8s
Headset: Campagnolo C-Record
Seatpost: Campagnolo C-Record
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Pedals: Campagnolo Record
Tires: Michelin Hi-Lite
Handlebar tape: Colnago (original)
Condition: New old stock.
Price: SOLD (October 2023)