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 are presenting another Italian steel beauty, the COLNAGO Super which dates back to 1977. The frame is made of superb Columbus SL tubing, featuring beautiful Colnago details, shinning in original metal green paintjob. Completely built with Campagnolo Super Record 1st gen groupset (PAT 77), 3ttt Colnago cockpit, original Colnago saddle and NiSi rims. No much words needed.
Love at first sight. Ready for L’Eroica.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super, Columbus SL
-seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
-top tube (c-c): 57 cm
-headset tube: 12,3 cm
-standover: 82 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (170mm, PAT 77)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT 77)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Record Colnago
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Stem: 3ttt Colnago
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette: Regina Oro (6speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record Colnago (27,2mm)
Saddle: Colnago (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage / leather straps: Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: cotton, biege (new)
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. Very low mileage. Original paint and declas. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.