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 1969 is one of earlier Ernesto’s bikes and for sure one of the most collectible racing bikes. It was released as a successor of Colnago Freccia. Super became a legend with Eddy Merckx ridding for Molteni Team. The early Super was also called “Super Roma“, it was designed for professionals riders and thanks to Columbus SL tubing, it was a synonym for stiffness and lightness.
Here we are proudly offering another very rare steel beauty, one of earlier Colnagos masterpieces – Colnago Super “Roma” which dates back to 1969-70. with significant The frame is work of art, made of Columbus SL tubing with significant 2 holes on each side of the fork crown and 9 holes under the bottom bracket. It was a reference by which other racing bikes were judged back in late 1960s. Built with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, Universal, 3ttt stem and handlebar, 3ttt saddle, Fiamme rims. No much words needed.
For all Colnago enthusiats. A museum piece. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super ”Roma” – Columbus SL
– seat tube (c-t): 53 cm
– top tube (c-c): 53 cm
– headset tube: 10.6 cm
– standover: 78 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnnolo Nuovo Record
Stem: 3ttt (95 mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (no Record sign)
Freewheel: Regina Oro (5 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (27.2mm)
Seat: 3ttt leather
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Leather straps: Christophe
Handlebar Tape: cloth, yellow
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Condition: Used, but good condition. The frame was completely restored and refubrished by a professional guy. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are in good condition and are working fine.
Weight: 9.7 kg (as on photos)
*Shipping worldwide available. Due to copyright reasons the photos are in lower resolution and marked with watermark. If you are interested in buying, have any questions or would like to request a full HD photo album of the bike please feel free to contact us.