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 1989-90. A superb frameset is made of very light and stiff Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding ”Saronni” paintjob. Completelly built with Campagnolo C Record groupset, iconic Campagnolo Delta brakes, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, Turbo saddle and Ambrosio S.C. COLNAGO rims. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. Love at first sight.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Piu, Columbus Gilco S4
– seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56,5 cm
– headset tube: 15 cm
– standover: 82,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Crode d’Aune (Colnago pantograph)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Shifters: Campagnolo C Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record
Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta (Colnago)
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Ambrosio Durex Servizio Corse COLNAGO
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Cassette: Regina CX (7speed)
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo Croce d’Aune Colnago (27,2mm)
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo (new)
Stem: 3ttt Colnago (120mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Tubulars: Continental Giro
Condition: Used, but good condition. Completely restored and refubrished by professional guy. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.