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 1978-79. 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 (pat 1978-79) with Colnago pantograph chainring, Regina Oro cassete and chain, Cinelli cockpit, Mavic GP4 rims and San Marco Concor saddle. 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): 57,5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56,5 cm
– headset tube: 14,6 cm
– standover: 82 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago chainring (53/42)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (pat.79)
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: Cinelli Colnago (105mm)
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia
Cassette: Regina Oro (6speed)
Chain: Regina Oro
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Mavic GP4
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Seat: San Marco Concor
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage: Christophe
Leather straps: Christophe, black
Handlebar Tape: White
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Condition: The frame was completely re-chromed and refubrished by professional guy. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some new old stock parts.