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 which dates back to 1983. This 2nd generation Nuovo Mexico frame is shining in outstanding Saronni paintjob, made of crimped Columbus SL tubing (2 crimps on top tube, 4 on down tube), built with Campagnolo Super Record (PAT-83) groupset, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, Ambrosio Colnago rims, San Marco Concor 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): 53 cm
– top tube (c-c): 53,5 cm
– headset tube: 10,5 cm
– standover: 78 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (52/42)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT 83)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt Record Colnago (100 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Colnago
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Ambrosio Colnago Servizio Corse
Freewheel: Regina Oro (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Seat: Selle San Marco Concor
Pedals: not included
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: White, leather
Condition: Mint / new old stock condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All original, except the tubulars…