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, 4 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 1985/86. 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.
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
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.
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