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 beautiful Italian racing machine, the COLNAGO Super which dates back to 1972-73. The frame is work of art and was the reference by which other steel frames were judged back in early 1970s. It’s made of light Columbus SL tubing, build with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset with special cut-outs to save the weight. The weight of the bike is 9.2kg. Perfect in every. detail. No much words needed.
Nice catch for all Colnago lovers. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super, Columbus SL
– seat tube (c-t): 54.5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54 cm
– headset tube: 11.2 cm
– standover: 79.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record, Colnago pantograph
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (pat.72)
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record, Colnago pantograph
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Nuovo Record, Colnago pantograph
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia
Stem: Colnago. (105 mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Colnago(27,2mm)
Seat: 3ttt SL
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Leather straps: Christophe
Tubulars: Vittoria (new)
Handlebar Tape: Benotto yellow
Condition: Used, but very good condition. The frame was completely restored and refubrished by professional guy. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Groupset is in very good condition. All parts are working fine.
Weight: 9.2 kg