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 was released with more chrome added on seatstays and chainstays.
Here we are offering iconic Colnago Master frameset, which dates back to 1985 and is shinning in outstanding Saronni Retinato paintjob, very similar was ridden by Giuseppe Saronni and Del Tongo Team in mid 1980s. The frameset is ready to be build.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. Suitable for Eroica events.
Frameset: COLNAGO Master 1985, Columbus Gilco S4
- top tube (c-c): 56,5 cm
- seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
- head tube: 15 cm
- seat tube diameter: 27,2mm
Condition: The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Completely re-chromed and refubrished by professional guy.