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COLNAGO Super Molteni E.Merckx (57cm) 1971-72 – SOLD

Description

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 cyclingIn 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 lightnes.

Eddy Merckx ”The Cannibal” was born on June 17 1945 and was a professional cyclist from 1961 to 1978. Cycling fans consider him to be the most successful cyclist in history, with 525 victories to his name.  He won the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia five time each, has won all of the top events except for the Paris-Tours, has won the Vuelta a España, has won the World championship as both a professional and as an amateur, and has broken the world hour record. The Cannibal joined at the end of 1970, having twice won the Tour de France and two editions of the Giro di Italia.

Eddy Merckx, Molteni 1971

 

Proudly presenting this iconic early 70s racing machine made by Ernesto Colnago. The frame is shinning in typical Molteni Team paintjob, made of Columbus SL tubing and features 1971/72 details of fork crown, lugs and dropouts. All original and correctly build with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset and extraordinary parts like enlightened stem, Colnago headset, new old stock NiSi rims with Campagnolo high flange hubs, perfect in every detail.

Vintage wool Molteni cycling kit, handmade leather shoes and watter bottle included.

Love at first sight. Ready for any historic cycling event.

 

 

Frame & Fork: Colnago Super, Columbus SL

Size:

-seat tube (c-t): 57 cm

-top tube (c-c): 56,5 cm

-headset tube: 14 cm

-standover: 81,5 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record 172,5mm (53/42)

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (PAT 72)

Headset: Colnago

Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Nuovo Record

Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione, 40cm (c-c)

Stem: 3ttt (120 mm)

Hubs: Campagnolo Record (high flange)

Rims: Nisi (new old stock)

Cassette: Regina (5 speed)

Chain: Regina

Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (27,2mm)

Seat: 3ttt (original)

Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Toe cage / leather straps: Ribel (original)

Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)

Handlebar Tape: cotton, dark blue

 

 

Condition: The frame was completelly restored and refubrished. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Groupset is in very good condition. All parts are working fine.

Year: 1971/72

Price: SOLD (May 2018)

 

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