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 one of the most exquisite steel jewels by great Ernesto – Colnago Master Oro. The bike dates back to 1985, made of Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, fully 24k gold plated. Built with Campagnolo Super Record groupset, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, Selle Italia Turbo Colnago saddle, Ambrosio Synthesis rims, Almarc leather handlebar wrap.
A museum piece. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Gold / Columbus Gilco S4
-seat tube (c-t): 61 cm
-top tube (c-c): 59 cm
-headset tube: 16.5 cm
-standover: 83.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago (53/42)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT 84)
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago gold
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Ambrosio Synthesis Gold
Cassette: Regina CX (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo Colnago
Stem: 3ttt Olympic Colnago
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cages / Leather straps: Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: Almarc leather wrap
Condition: Amazing condition. Ridden a few km. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Ready to ride.