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 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.
Proudly presenting another iconic Italian racing machine, the COLNAGO Super shinning in original blue paintjob. The frame is work of art, made of Columbus SL and was the reference by which other steel frames were judged back in mid 1970s. Fully build with full pantograph Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset in superb condition, 3ttt Colnago stem and handlebar, Cinelli saddle, NiSi rims. No much words needed.
The legend. Ready for L’Eroica.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super / Columbus SL
– seat tube (c-t): 59 cm
– top tube (c-c): 57.5 cm
– headset tube: 15.6 cm
– standover: 83.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record, Colnago chainring (53/42)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (PAT.76)
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Colnago pantograph
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Stem: 3ttt Colnago (120mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Cassette: Regina Oro (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Colnago pantograph (27,2mm)
Seat: Cinelli Unicanitor
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Leather straps: Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: cotton, beige
Condition: Used, but great condition. Original paint. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Groupset and parts are in very good condition. All parts are working fine.
Weight: 9.5 kg (as on photo)