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 another legendary steel racing machine from Cambiago – Colnago Master, which dates back to mid 1985. The frame is made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding Oro Retinato paintjob. Extraordinary frame such as this one deserves the best build and with no surprise it’s built with Campagnolo Super Record groupset, with Colnago pantograph brake levers, chainring, seatpost. Other special parts spotted on the bike are Cinelli cockpit with Colnago pantograph, Colnago headset, Campagnolo Superleggeri pedals with titanium axle, San Marco Concor saddle and NiSi rims. A real eye-catcher in amazing condition. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master, Columbus Gilco S4
-seat tube (c-t): 56 cm
-top tube (c-c): 55 cm
-headset tube: 13,5 cm
-standover: 80,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (Colnago pantograph chainring)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record (enlightened)
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago pantograph
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago pantograph (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Concor Supercorsa
Stem: Cinelli Colnago pantograph (110mm)
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia
Cassette: Regina Oro (6 speed)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri, titanium axle
Toe cage / Leather straps: Christophe (new)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: black (new)
Condition: Excellent condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some tiny signs of normal use. Groupset and components are in excellent condition.