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 (featuring shorter top tube)and thanks to Columbus SL tubing it was a synonym for stiffness and lightnes.

Here we offer another iconic beauty which dates back to year 1980, shines in amazing gold paintjob and is build with Campagnolo Super Record pantograph groupset and Colnago pantograph seatpost and stem. For perfect match we add original Colnago gold headset,  Regina Oro cassette and Reigna Record Gold chain. Most of the 1980 models still have clamp version of front derailleur, but this is one  of the prototype frames with braze on front derailleur mounting systemThat’s why it’s even more special…

Love at first sight. Ready for any historic cycling event.


Frame & Fork: Colnago Super 1980, Columbus SL steel


  • seat tube (c-t): 55 cm,
  • top tube (c-c): 54 cm,
  • headset tube: 12,5 cm,
  • standover: 80,5 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 170mm (52/42)

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT 80)

Headset: Colnago Gold

Shifters: Campagnolo Record

Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record (Colnago pantograph)

Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record

Stem: 3ttt Colnago (11 cm)

Handlebar: 3ttt Modelo Competizione , 40cm (c-c)

Cassette: Regina Oro

Chain: Regina Oro

Hubs: Campagnolo Record (32)

Rims: NiSi  (32h)

Tubulars: Vittoria

Seatpost: Campagnolo Record

Seat: San Marco Concor (original)

Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri

Handlebar Tape: Light  Gold (New)


Condition: Used. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bend. Some touchups and signs of normal use. All parts are in good condition and are working fine.

Year: 1980

Price: SOLD (shipped to Japan, June 2017)