LOOK KG196 Monoblade Time Trial, Shimano Dura Ace 7410, 59cm (1994) – SOLD29/06/2023
COLNAGO Arabesque, Campagnolo 50th Anniversary, 56cm, new old stock (1984)01/07/2023
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 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 Profil was released in 1984, featuring 2 crimps on the top tube, 4 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
Handlebar Tape: leather, white
Condition: New old stock, used as display bike only.
Price: SOLD (August 2023)