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 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.
Happy to offer one of the most iconic bikes by famous Ernesto Colnago, the COLNAGO Super which dates back to 1981. The frame is made of superb Columbus SL tubing, shining in amazing Saronni red paintjob, completelly equiped with top of the line Campagnolo Super Record groupset (Colnago pantograph chainring, shifters, seatpost), 3ttt Colnago stem, Regina CX freewheel and Colnago saddle. The cherry on the top of the cake are new old stock NiSi wheels and new Continental tubulars. The Saronni’s just get better with age, same as fine wine…
Love at first sight. For all Colnago enthusiasts. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super, Columbus SL steel
– seat tube (c-t): 54 cm
– top tube (c-c): 53.5 cm
– headset tube: 12 cm
– standover: 78 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago chainring (170mm, Pat.81)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (Pat.81)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record – Colnago
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt Record Ernesto Colnago (110 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Nisi Solidal (new old stock)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record Colnago (27.2mm)
Saddle: Ernesto Colnago
Freewheel: Regina CX (6speed)
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cage / Leather straps: Christophe
Handlebar Tape: White, vintage
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Condition: Used, but very good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some tiny signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.
Weight: 9.3 kg