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 in 1990 Master Più and in 1994 Master Olympic were released.
Proudly presenting another legendary steel racing machine from Cambiago – Colnago Master Piu, which dates back to 1992. A superb frameset is made of verl light and stiff Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding Ariostea team paintjob. Completelly built with latest Campagnolo C Record groupset, Synchro 8 speed shifters, iconic Campagnolo Delta brakes (5 pivot), 3ttt cockpit, San Marco Integra RS seat and Ambrosio S.C. COLNAGO rims. No much words needed.
A real jewel! For all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Piu, Columbus Gilco S4 (no. 2C005)
– seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56,5 cm
– headset tube: 15 cm
– standover: 82 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Shifters: Campagnolo C Record Synchro 8s
Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record
Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta (5 pivot)
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Ambrosio Durex Servizio Corse COLNAGO (clincher)
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 8s
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo C Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Integra RS
Stem: 3ttt (120mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Competizione Aero
Tires: Veloflex Master 25mm
Handlebar tape: Ambrosio leather, red
Condition: Used, but very good condition. Low mileage. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Few tiny signs of use. All parts are working fine.