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.
Very proud to present this beautiful piece of Colnago’s excellence – Colnago Super 1972 – one of earlier beauties of this iconic model, built with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, shining in original paintjob with full pantograph parts (stem, seatpost, chainring, toe-cage and leather straps). Simply, love at first sight.
There is many Colnago Super on the martket, but not much with original paint from early 1970s. Very collectible. For all Colnago enthusiats. Suitable for any historic cycling event.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super 1972, Columbus SL steel
- seat tube (c-t): 54,5 cm,
- top tube (c-c): 54,5 cm,
- headset tube: 12,7 cm ,
- standover: 80,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (Patent 73)
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Record
Stem: Cinelli, Colnago pantograph (11cm)
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia , 40cm
Shifters: Campagnnolo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (32s)
Rims: NiSi (32h)
Tubulars: Tirreno (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record, Colnago pantograph (27,2mm)
Seat: Sprint Italia
Pedals: Campagnolo Record
Toe cage/leather strapes: Colnago
Handlebar Tape: cloth
Condition: Used, but in excellent condition, very low milage. The frame has no cracks, and is not bend. Original paint and decals. Some signs of normal use. Unfortunatelly there is one micro dent on a top tube, but hard to recognize. All parts are in excellent condition and are working perfectly.