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 (was stiffer than Super or Mexico models) and has 2 crimps on the top tube and 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 another beautiful steel racing machine by Ernesto Colnago , the COLNAGO Nuovo Mexico which dates back to 1982. The frame is shining in outstanding retinato paintjob, made of crimped Columbus SL tubing (2 crimps on top tube, 2 on down tube), built with full pantograph Campagnolo Super Record groupset, ITM Colnago stem, Mavic SSC rims, San Marco Rolls saddle. The trandescent beauty of this steel icon remains unrivalled.
For all Colnago enthusiasts. Stunning condition. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Nuovo Mexico, crimped Columbus SL tubing
– seat tube (c-t): 52 cm
– top tube (c-c): 53 cm
– headset tube: 9.7 cm
– standover: 77 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago pantograph (52/42)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago pantograph
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: ITM Colnago (105 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Mavic SSC
Freewheel: Regina Oro (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago pantograph (27,2mm)
Seat: Selle San Marco Rolls
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cage / leather straps: Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: Leather black (original)
Condition: Used, but very good condition. Ridden a few times. Original paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Weight: 9.35 kg