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COLNAGO Mexico Oro Campagnolo 50th Anniversary (early 1980s) – SOLD

Description

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)

Size:

  • seat tube (c-t): 57cm
  • top tube (c-c):  56 cm
  • headset tube: 14 cm
  • standover: 83 cm

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

Rims: Ambrosio

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

Price: SOLD (March 2019)