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COLNAGO Super MOLTENI – authentic Marino Basso Molteni Team bike (1968/69) – SOLD

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.

Marino Basso (born 1 June 1945, Rettorgole di Caldogno, Veneto) is an Italian former professional road racing cyclist, considered one of the best sprinters of the 1970s, often duelling with Belgians Patrick Sercu, Guido Reybroeck, Roger de Vlaeminck, and fellow Italian Dino Zandegù. He rode for Molteni Team in years 1968-71 with Eddy Merckx,  then he moved to Bianchi Salvarini Team in 1972 and stayed there till 1974.

 

Marino Basso (Molteni Team)

 

Molteni Team 1969

 

Basso won the 1972 World Cycling Championship in Gap, France, a total of 15 stages at the Giro d’Italia, 6 at the Tour de France and 6 at the Vuelta a España. He was Giro d’Italia’s points classification winner in 1971 and the Italian national champion in 1972. He is not related to Italian cyclist Ivan Basso, but his brother Alcide founded Basso Bikes.

Marino Basso - world champion 1972

Marino Basso – world champion 1972

 

Here we are proudly presenting another masterpiece by great Ernesto, one of very earlier Super bikes – the Colnago Super MOLTENI , ridden by Marino Basso and dates back to 1968-69. The frame is work of art, made of Columbus SL tubing and was a reference by which other racing bikes were judged back in late 1960s. Completely original condition. No words needed.

A museum piece.

 

Frame & Fork: Colnago Super Molteni – Columbus SL

Size:

– seat tube (c-t): 53 cm

– top tube (c-c): 53.5 cm

– headset tube: 10.2 cm

– standover: 77 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (PATENT)

Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Brake Levers: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Shifters: Campagnolo

Stem: Cinelli (100 mm)

Handlebar: Ambrosio

Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Freewheel: Regina (5 speed)

Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Seat: Cinelli

Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Handlebar Tape: cloth, beige, original

 

 

Condition: Completely original condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are in good condition and are working fine.

Year: 1968-69

Price: SOLD (April 2021)

 

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