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. 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.
The Colnago Mexico was released to celebrate Eddy Merckx’s world hour record that took place in Mexico City back in 1972. The Cannibal had ridden lightweight Colnago bike (5.75 kg) and with impressive distance 49.431 km in 1h, the record stood for 12 years. The Mexico is very similar to Super, sometimes it’s s difficult to distinguish between the those two. The only major difference is the slightly thinner 4/10 Columbus SL tubes with inner reinforcements. The Mexico was designed for professionals riders and thanks to Columbus KL tubing it was a synonym for stiffness and lightness.
Proudly presenting this outstanding steel jewel from Cambiago – Colnago Mexico Oro, which dates back to late 1970s, with gold plated forks, head lugs, chainstay, completelly built with Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset (no.0817), Cinelli Colnago cockpit with leather handlebar wrap, San Marco Concor saddle with golden rails, Regina Oro cassette and golden chain. No much words needed. Perfect in every detail…
A real jewel! For all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Mexico Oro, Columbus KL (no. 007)
Crankset: Campagnolo 50th Ann 170mm (no.0817)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Shifters: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Brake Levers: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Brakes: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Hubs: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Headset: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Cassette: Regina Oro (6s)
Chain: gold plated
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo 50th Ann (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Concor (new)
Stem: Cinelli, Colnago pantograph (105mm)
Handlebar: Cinelli, Campione dell mondo
Pedals: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Toe cages: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Leather straps: Christophe (new)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: leather wrap, black
Condition: Used as a display bike, excellent condtition. No dents, no cracks, not bend. All parts are working fine.
Era: late 1970s / early 1980s