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COLNAGO Mexico Oro, Campagnolo Super Record, 61cm (1977-78) – 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 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.
Similar Colnago Mexico Oro bike was donated to Pope John Paul II as a gift by Ernesto Colnago in 1978.
Here we are proudly offering another luxury vingtage jewel from Cambiago – Colnago Mexico Oro. This beauty dates back to 1977-78, completely gold plated and then partly painted in black, built with Campagnolo Super Record Colnago pantograph groupset, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, Colnago saddle, Regina Oro freewheel, Mavic Argent wheels, Almarc leather handlebar wrap, all in more than excellent condition. No much words needed. Perfect in every detail…
A real jewel! For all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Mexico Oro
– seat tube (c-t): 61 cm
– top tube (c-c): 58.5 cm
– headset tube: 17.5 cm
– standover: 85.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago pantograph
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record with cut-outs
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette: Regina Oro (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago (27,2mm)
Stem: 3ttt Record, Colnago pantograph (115 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod.Competizione
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Leather straps: Christophe
Toe cages: Campagnolo
Handlebar tape: Almarc leather wrap
Bar-ends: Colnago, gold/black
Condition: Used as a display bike. Ridden a few times. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Price: SOLD (January 2023)