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. 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.
In response to criticism that Colnago frames were not stiff enough, Ernesto experimented with various crimped-tube frames. In 1982 he introduced the Super Profil which was the first frameset with crimped tubes by Colnago. The Super Profil was constructed with superb Columbus SL tubing with crimped top tube, down tube and chainstay. With special geometry the frame was stiffer which improved performance. In theory, it’s identical to Colnago Nuovo Mexico model from 1982, but has profiled chainstay as well. That’s why very often confused with Nuovo Mexico.
Happy to present another Italian steel racing machine from Cambiago, the Colnago Super Profil. Superb frameset is made of crimped SL tubing, dates back to 1982-83, shining in outstanding Saronni Retinato paintjob, completely build with Campagnolo Super Record groupset, Cinelli enlightened stem and handlebar pantograph Colnago chainring, NiSi rims and San Marco Concor Profil saddle. No much words needed.
A real beauty. L’Eroica ready. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super Profil, crimped Columbus SL
-seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
-top tube (c-c): 54 cm
-headset tube: 12,7 cm
-standover: 79,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago chainring
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record, enlightened
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia
Cassette: Regina CX (6 speed)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Rims: NiSi 85
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Seat: San Marco Concor Profil
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cages: Campagnolo
Leather straps: Christophe
Condition: Used, but excellent condtion. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some tiny tiny signs of normal use. Groupset and wheelset are in very good condition. All parts are working fine.
Price: SOLD (November 2019)