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COLNAGO Nuovo Mexico Team Del Tongo, Campagnolo Super Record, 56.5cm NOS (1982/83) – 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 (was stiffer than Super or Mexico models) and has 2 crimps on the top tube and down tube  The Nuovo Mexico is also predecessor for Colnago’s  future models with more crimps: the Master, the Arabesque Regal and Esa Mexico.

Giuseppe Saronni won the 1982 World Championship road race in Goodwood, England. He and his entire Del Tongo Team were using identical Colnago Nuovo Mexico bikes as we are presenting it here.


G.Saronni World Champion 1982

Giuseppe Saronni – World Champion 1982


DEL TONGO Colnago Team 1983

1983 DEL TONGO Team on Colnago Nuovo Mexico bikes


Happy to present another beautiful steel racing machine by Ernesto Colnago, the COLNAGO Nuovo Mexico which dates back to 1982/83. The frame is shining in legendary Team Del Tongo paintjob, made of crimped Columbus SL tubing (2 crimps on top tube, 2 on down tube), built with high end Campagnolo Super Record groupset, 3ttt Colnago stem and handlebar, Mavic SSC rims, San Marco Concor saddle. The trandescent beauty of this steel icon remains unrivalled.

New old stock. A real jewel.



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


– seat tube (c-t): 56.5 cm

– top tube (c-c): 55.5 cm

– headset tube: 13.4 cm

– standover: 81 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago pantograph (53/42)

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record

Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record

Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record

Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record

Stem: 3ttt Colnago (110mm)

Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione

Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record

Rims: Mavic SSC

Freewheel: Regina Oro 6 speed

Chain: Regina Record Oro

Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago (27,2mm)

Seat: San Marco Concor

Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record

Toe cages: Christophe

Leather straps: Colnago

Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)

Handlebar Tape: leather, white



Condition: New old stock.

Year: 1982-83

Weight: 9.5kg

Price: SOLD (June 2023)