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.
In about 1981, Ernesto Colnago decided to crimp the frame tubes (something that bike builders had been doing to chain stays for decades). Colnago Nuovo Mexico was released in 1982/83, it was stiffer than Super or Mexico models and has 2 crimps on the top tube, 2 crimps on the down tube. The Nuovo Mexico is also predecessor for Colnago’s future models with more crimps: the Master, the Arabesque Regal and Esa Mexico.
Happy to present one of the best steel racing machines that ever left Ernesto’s factory , the COLNAGO Nuovo Mexico which dates back to 1982. The frame is shining in beautiful metalic blue paintjob, made of crimped Columbus SL tubing (2 crimps on top tube, 2 on down tube), built with full pantograph Campagnolo Super Record – Colnago groupset, 3ttt cockpit, Mavic GP4 rims and San Marco Concor saddle. The trandescent beauty of this steel icon remains unrivalled.
Love at first sight! For all Colnago enthusiasts. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Nuovo Mexico, crimped Columbus SL tubing
-seat tube (c-t): 53 cm
-top tube (c-c): 53,5 cm
-headset tube: 10,5 cm
-standover: 77,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, 170mm (52/42), Colnago pantograph
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT 82)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago pantograph
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record, Colnago pantograph
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago pantograph
Stem: 3ttt Record, Colnago pantograph (105mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Superleggero, Colnago pantograph
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (32h)
Rims: Mavic GP4
Cassette: Regina Synchro (6s)
Tubulars: Clement CF 2001
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record, Colnago pantograph (27,2mm)
Seat: Selle San Marco Concor Corsa (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage / leather straps : Colnago
Handlebar Tape: white
Condition: Used, but good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bend. Original paint and decals. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.