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COLNAGO Nuovo Mexico Profil, Campagnolo C Record Cobalto, 59cm (1985) – 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 cyclingIn 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 tube4 crimps on the down tube and none inside the chain stays (Colnago Super Profil has 2 crimps on top tube, 2 crimps on down tube, crimped chainstays). 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 Profil which dates back to 1985. This 2nd generation Nuovo Mexico frame, made of crimped Columbus SL tubing (2 crimps on top tube, 4 on down tube), built with Campagnolo C Record Cobalto groupset, 3ttt Colnago stem and handlebar, Fiamme rims, special San Marco Rolls Colnago saddle. The trandescent beauty of this steel icon remains unrivalled.

L’Eroica ready.



Frame & Fork: Colnago Nuovo Mexico Profil, crimped Columbus SL tubing


– seat tube (c-t): 59 cm

– top tube (c-c): 57.5 cm

– headset tube: 15.8 cm

– standover: 83 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo C Record 1st gen

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo C Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record 1st gen

Headset: Campagnolo C Record

Shifters: Campagnolo C Record

Brake Levers: Campagnnolo C Record

Brakes: Campagnolo Cobalto

Stem: 3ttt Colnago (115 mm)

Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione

Hubs: Campagnolo C Record

Rims: Fiamme

Freewheel: Regina (7s)

Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record (27,2mm)

Seat: San Marco Rolls Colnago

Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record

Toe cage / leather straps: Christophe

Tubulars: Continental Giro

Handlebar Tape: original



Condition: Used, but very good condition. Original paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Ready to ride.

Year: 1985

Price: SOLD (August 2023)