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, which dates back to mid 1990s. Superb frameset is made of Columbus Gilco S4 star shapped tubing and shinning in amazing Decor paint job. Completely build with Campagnolo Record 8s (1995) groupset, ITM cockpit, Cinelli Volare saddle and Campagnolo Omega rims. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiasts.A real eye-catcher!
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Olympic – Columbus Gilco S4 / steel Precisa fork
– seat tube (c-t): 54 cm
– top tube (c-c): 53.5 cm
– headset tube: 11.8 cm
– standover: 78.3 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record (170mm)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Brake Levers /Shifters: : Campagnolo Record 8s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Rims: Campagnolo Omega
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record
Saddle: Cinelli Volare
Stem: ITM (115mm)
Handlebar: ITM Super Italia Pro, 42cm (c-c)
Pedals: Campagnolo Record
Tires: Veloflex Master
Handlebar tape: Colnago (original)
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks or bends. Some signs of normal use. Groupset and components are in good condition.