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.
Colnago Super is for sure one of the most succesful racing bikes in history. It was released in 1968, produced for more than 20 years, was Colnago’s top model of late 1960 and 1970s and became a legend with Eddy Merckx ridding for Molteni Team. The Super was designed for professionals riders and thanks to Columbus SL tubing, it was a synonym for stiffness and lightness.
Here we present a beautiful piece of Colnago’s excellence – Colnago Super – one of earlier machines of this iconic model. It should be a very late 1969 model with some feautures of 1970 model. The bottom bracket shell, lugs, fork crown are typical for 1969 model, but cable routings for shifters and bottle cage screws features 1970 model. Legendary orange paintjob of Columbus SL frameset built with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, original 3ttt stem, handlebar and saddle.
There is many Colnago Super bikes on the martket, but not much from late 1960s or early 1970s. For all Colnago lovers. Great chance for a people looking for a small size vintage bike. Suitable for any historic cycling event.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super 1969-1970, Columbus SL steel
- seat tube (c-t): 48,5 cm,
- top tube (c-c): 50,5 cm,
- headset tube: 7,5 cm ,
- standover: 77 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record 170mm (52/42)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (Patent 74)
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Record
Stem: 3ttt (8 cm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Competizione , 38cm (c-c)
Shifters: Campagnnolo Record
Brake Levers: Universal
Brakes: Universal 453749, Super 1968 pantograph
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (36s)
Rims: NiSi (36h)
Tubulars: Vittoria F1 / Gommitalia
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (27,2mm)
Seat: 3ttt Sprint
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Toe cage/leather strapes: Cristophe
Handlebar Tape: cloth
Condition: Used. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bend. Some signs of normal use. Some small paintchips or touchups all over the frame. All parts are working fine.
Year: very early 1970s
Price: SOLD (shipped to Mongolia)
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