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COLNAGO Mexico Aerodinamica 26″/28″, USSR 4x100km team bike (1980) – SOLD

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 cyclingIn 1952 he founded Colnago and started to work as mechanic for several professional teams. His first big success as a frame builder dates back in 1960 when Luigi  Arienti won gold medal at the Rome Olympic games. 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.

Ernesto Colnago is a tireless technological innovator, but also an entrepreneur of great intuition as well. The technical and commercial collaboration with the Soviet Union the late 1970s and early 1980s brings a precious return of image, as well as important successes such as the gold Olympic medal from Moscow.

In late 1970s he designed and built an outstanding time trial machine especially for the team time trial 100km event at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow for the Russian Team. That oustanding lightweight bicycle with total aerodynamic approach was way ahead of the time and features crimped steel tubing of reduced-diameter; front brake caliper mounted to the rear of the fork while the rear brake caliper was attached inside the back triangle; 26/28 (650/700) wheels.

Team time Trial 100km 1980 Olympic Games Moscow

Team time Trial 100km 1980 Olympic Games Moscow – Colnago Mexico TT Aerodinamica

 

Here we are proudly offering one of the most advanced time trial machines of its time – COLNAGO Mexico”Aerodinamica” made especially for USSR 4x100km team time trial event at the Olympic Games in Moscow 1980. Extraordinary frameset is made of  prototype crimped Columbus SL tubing, shining in original condition with Campagnolo Super Record parts, 3ttt Aero handlebar and special 3ttt Aerodinamica Colnago stem… No much words need needed.

Extremely rare jewel. For all Colnago enthusiasts.

 

 

Frame & Fork: Colnago Mexico Aerodinamica, prototype crimped Columbus SL tubing

Size:

-seat tube (c-t): 59 cm

-top tube (c-c): 57.5 cm

-headset tube: 18.3 cm

-standover: 81.5 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record – Colnago

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record

Headset: Campagnolo Super Record (for Aerodinamica)

Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record

Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record

Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record

Stem: 3ttt aerodinamica, Colnago pantograph

Handlebar: 3ttt Aero

Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record

Rims: NiSi Laser (26″/28″)

Freewheel: Regina Oro (6s)

Chain: Regina Oro

Seatpost: Aerodinamica 24mm

Seat: 3ttt Colnago

Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record

Toe cages: Colnago

Leather straps: Colnago

Rims: Ambrosio

 

 

Condition: Used, but good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.

Year: 1980

Price: SOLD (July 2021)