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COLNAGO Nuovo Mexico Profil Oro – Team Del Tongo, Campagnolo 50th Ann, NOS (1984/85) – 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 Profil was released in 1984, featuring 2 crimps on the top tube4 crimps on the down tube (just slightly different than Nuovo Mexico model from 1982 which has and has 2 crimps on the top tube and 2 crimps on the down tube). The Nuovo Mexico is also predecessor for Colnago’s  future models with more crimps: 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 Oro which dates back to 1984/85. This 2nd generation Nuovo Mexico frame is shining in outstanding Saronni Oro combination. Made of crimped Columbus SL tubing (2 crimps on top tube, 4 on down tube), built with iconic Campagnolo 50th Ann groupset (serial no. 10685), 3ttt Colnago stem and 24k gold plated handlebar, Ambrosio Colnago wheels, San Marco Concor Profil saddle. The trandescent beauty of this steel icon remains unrivalled.

A museum piece. Almost identical bike was used by G.Saronni in 1985. Comes with a vintage wool Del Tongo jersey.



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


– seat tube (c-t): 53.5 cm

– top tube (c-c): 53.5 cm

– headset tube: 10.8 cm

– standover: 78.3 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo 50th Ann (170mm, 53/42)

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo 50th Ann

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Headset: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Shifters: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Brake Levers: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Brakes: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Stem: 3ttt Colnago (105mm)

Handlebar: ITM 24k gold

Hubs: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Rims: Colnago Servizio Corse by Ambrosio

Freewheel: Regina CX (6 speed)

Seatpost: Campagnolo 50th Ann (27,2mm)

Seat: Selle San Marco Concor Profil

Pedals: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Toe cage: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Leather straps: Colnago

Tubulars: Vittoria

Handlebar Tape: leather, white



Condition:  New old stock, used as display bike only.

Year: 1984/85

Price: SOLD (August 2023)