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. The bike dates back to 1985, made of Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in legendary Saronni paintjob. It’s completelly built with Campagnolo Super Record groupset, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, San Marco Concor saddle, NiSi Laser rims, Almarc leather handlebar wrap.The Saronni’s just get better with age, same as fine wine…
For all Colnago enthusiasts. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master, Columbus Gilco S4
-seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
-top tube (c-c): 55.5 cm
-headset tube: 14.3 cm
-standover: 81 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (53/42)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT 84)
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago pantograph
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: NiSi Laser
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette: Regina CX (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago
Saddle: San Marco Concor
Stem: 3ttt, Colnago pantograph (105 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cages: Colnago
Leather straps: Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: Almarc leather wrap
Condition: Used, but great condition. Low mileage. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some tiny signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.