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 mid 1980s. The frame is made of superb Columbus Gilco S4 tubing, shinning in outstanding pearl white/blue paintjob, completelly built with Campagnolo Super Record groupset, San Marco Concor saddle and Ambrosio rims. A real eye-catcher in completely original condition. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Master, Columbus Gilco S4
-seat tube (c-t): 56 cm
-top tube (c-c): 55 cm
-headset tube: 13,5 cm
-standover: 80,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (52/42)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago pantograph
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Rims: Ambrosio Metamorphosis Colnago Servizio Corse
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Concor Supercorsa (original)
Stem: 3ttt Colnago pantograph
Handlebar: 3ttt Modello Competizione
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage / Leather straps: Christophe
Tubulars: Vittoria Super Criterium
Handlebar tape: blue/white
Condition: Used, but very good condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Original paint and decals. Groupset and components are in very good condition.
Era: mid 1980s