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 1985, shinning in outstanding Saronni retinato paintjob, completelly built with Campagnolo Super Record groupset with Colnago pantographs, 3ttt Colnago cockpit with leather handlebar wrap, Selle Italia Turbo saddle and Ambrosio aero clincher rims. The Saronni’s just get better with age, same as fine wine…
For all Colnago enthusiasts. Perfect in every detail. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master, Columbus Gilco S4 (no.405)
-seat tube (c-t): 50 cm
-top tube (c-c): 52 cm
-headset tube: 8 cm
-standover: 74,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago chainring (170mm)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (Pat 84)
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Ambrosio Aerodynamic
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette: Regina Oro 6s
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
Stem: 3ttt, Colnago pantograph (100 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Pedals: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Toe cages: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Leather straps: Christophe (new)
Tires: Veloflex Master (new)
Handlebar tape: leather wrap, black
Condition: The frame was completely rechromed and refubrished by professional guy, never ridden since then. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Groupset and components are in excellent condition with some new old stock parts. Perfect in every detail.
Price: SOLD (November 2019)