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COLNAGO Master Retinato, Campagnolo 50th Anniversary (no.8514), 56cm (1985) – 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. 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.

Italian cyclist Giuseppe Saronni was one of the best riders in early 1980s, riding for Del Tongo – Colnago Team. In 1982 he won the World Championship in Gooodwood, England riding Colnago Nuovo Mexico which was just launched. In 1983 Saronni won famous one day classic Milano – San Remo and Giro d’Italia. In years 1983 -1985 he was winning on Colnago Master and by no surprise his bike was build with Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset.

Giuseppe Saronni Del Tongo Colnago (1983)

Proudly presenting another legendary steel racing machine from Cambiago – Colnago Master, which dates back to 1985, shinning in outstanding ”oro retinato” paintjob, completelly built with Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset (no.8514), San Marco Concor saddle. NiSi wheels. No much words needed.

A real jewel! For all Colnago enthusiasts. L’Eroica ready.



Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Retinato / Columbus Gilco S4 tubing


– seat tube (c-t): 56 cm

– top tube (c-c): 55 cm

– headset tube: 13 cm

– standover: 78 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo 50th Ann (170mm)

Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Shifters: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Brake Levers: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Brakes: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Hubs: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Rims: NiSi Solidal

Headset: Colnago

Freewheel: Regina Extra Oro (6s)

Seatpost: Cammpagnolo 50th Ann (27,2mm)

Saddle: San Marco Concor Profile (new)

Stem: Cinelli, Colnago pantograph (105 mm)

Pedals: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Toe cages: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Leather straps: Christophe (new)

Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)



Condition: Mint condition. Ridden for a few km. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.

Year: 1985

Price: SOLD (November 2023)