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 1992 Ernesto released the Master Olympic which has Precisa fork, chromed seat-stays ands 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 frames is made of Columbus Gilco S4 star shapped tubing, build with Shimano Dura-Ace 8s groupset, Mavic Cosmic 1st gen wheels, Flite Titanium saddle and shines in amazing ‘Team Rabobank’ paintjob. A real eye-catcher!
For all Colnago enthusiasts. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Olympic – Columbus Gilco S4 / steel Precisa fork
– seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55,5 cm
– headset tube: 14,3 cm
– standover: 81,5 cm
Wheelset: Mavic Cosmic 1st generation
Crankset: Shimano Dura ace 7410 (175mm)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7403
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Brake Levers /Shifters: : Shimano Dura Ace7410 STI
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7403
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7410
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7410
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Stem: ITM Eclypse (115mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione, 42cm (c-c)
Tires: Vittoria Pro Team Tecno
Handlebar tape: Orange, cork
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint and decals. No dents, no crack, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Groupset and components are in very good condition.
Era: mid 1990s