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 1984, made of Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, fully gold plated with addition of Cromovelato brown paint. The combination is absolutely amazing. Built with Campagnolo Super Record groupset, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, San Marco Rolls saddle, NiSi rims and original Hutchinson Servzio Corse tubulars. Love at first sight.
A museum piece.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Oro Cromovelato brown / Columbus Gilco S4
-seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
-top tube (c-c): 56.5 cm
-headset tube: 14.7 cm
-standover: 82.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago (53/42)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette: Regina CX (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago
Saddle: San Marco Rolls
Stem: 3ttt Colnago
Handlebar: 3ttt Colnago
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cages: Ale
Tubulars: Hutchinson Servizio Corse (new)
Handlebar tape: white, leather
Condition: Amazing condition. Used as display bike. Maybe ridden a few km. No dents, no cracks, not bent.