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 from late 1960 till early 1980s and became a legend with Eddy Merckx, Roger de Vlaeminck and Freddy Maertens. The Super was designed for professionals riders and thanks to Columbus SL tubing it was a synonym for stiffness and lightnes.
Happy to present steel racing machine made by Ernesto – Colnago Super “Roger De Vlaeminck” which dates back to 1980. The frame is based on Colnago Super, made of superb Columbus SL tubing, with slightly different details than regular Super. Built with top of the line Campagnolo Super Record groupset (RDV pantograph chainring), 3ttt Colnago stem and handlebar, 3ttt saddle, Ambrosio wheels. No much words needed.
L’Eroica ready. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super “RdV”, Columbus SL steel
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54.5 cm
– headset tube: 12.8 cm
– standover: 79.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, RDV chainring
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record, with cut-outs
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt Colnago (110 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Ambrosio Montreal
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27.2mm)
Saddle: 3ttt leather
Freewheel: Regina Oro (6speed)
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Leather straps: Christophe
Handlebar Tape: White, leather
Condition: Used, but good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some paint-chips and touch-ups. All parts are working fine.
Weight: 9.4 kg