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 1960s 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 lightnes.
Proudly presenting another iconic Italian racing machine, the COLNAGO Super shinning in beautiful orange paintjob. The frame is work of art, made of Columbus SL tubing and featuring early 1970s details. Fully build with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, Cinelli cockpit, Cinelli Unicanitor saddle, NiSi rims. No much words needed.
The legend. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super / Columbus SL
– seat tube (c-t): 52 cm
– seat tube (c-c): 50,5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 53 cm
– headset tube: 9,5 cm
– standover: 76,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Stem: Cinelli (85 mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Freewheel: Regina Oro
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Seat: Cinelli Unicanitor
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Toe cage / leather straps: Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: cotton, biege
Condition: Used, but very good condition. The frame was completelly restored and refubrished by professional guy. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Groupset is in very good condition. All parts are working fine.
Era: early 1970s