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/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.
Very similar golden Colnago bike was donated to Pope John Paul II as a gift by Ernesto Colnago in late 1970s.
Here we are proudly offering another luxury vingtage jewel from Cambiago – Colnago Super Oro. This beauty dates back to 1981, completelly gold plated frameset, built with Campagnolo Super Record Colnago pantograph groupset, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, San Marco Concor Colnago saddle, Regina Oro freewheel. No much words needed. Perfect in every detail…
A real jewel! For all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super Oro / Columbus SL
– seat tube (c-t): 52 cm
– top tube (c-c): 52.5 cm
– headset tube: 10 cm
– standover: 77 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record Ernesto Colnago pantograph (170mm )
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT.79)
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette: Regina Oro (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Concor Colnago
Stem: 3ttt Record, Colnago pantograph (105 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod.Competizione
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebar tape: black
Bar-ends: Colnago, gold/black
Condition: Used as a display bike. Looks like new. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.