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 1984 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 1984-87, later Master Più was launched.
Proudly presenting another legendary steel racing machine from Cambiago – Colnago Master, which dates back to 1986-87. The frame is made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding Retinato paintjob. Extraordinary frame such as this one deserves the best build and with no surprise it’s built with Campagnolo C Record groupset, with iconic Cobalto brakes and C Record pedals. Other special parts spotted on the bike are: 3ttt Colnago stem and handlebar, Almarc leather handlebar wrap, San Marco Concor Retinato saddle. A real eye-catcher. No much words needed.
The legend. For all Colnago enthusiasts. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master / Columbus Gilco S4
– seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56 cm
– headset tube: 14.7 cm
– standover: 81 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record
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 Cobalto
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo C Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Concor
Stem: 3ttt Colnago pantograph (115mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione Colnago
Rims: silver, clinchers
Freewheel: Regina Extra CX
Pedals: Campagnolo C Record
Handlebar tape: Almarc, leather wrap
Condition: Used, but very good condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.
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