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 from late 1960 till early 1980s 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.
Happy to present this work of art from Cambiago, the COLNAGO Super. The frame is shinning in original Colnago pearl blue paintjob, dates back to 1970s and is made of Columbus SL tubing and Campagnolo drop-outs. Ready to be build for Eroica events or as neo-retro bike.
Love at first sight. For all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: COLNAGO Super, Columbus SL
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54,5 cm
– headset tube: 12,3 cm
– seat tube diameter: 27,2mm
– rear stay: 126mm
Condition: The frame was completely re-chromed and refubrished by professional guy. No cracks, no dents, not bent.