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 of late 1960 and 1970s 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.
Here we offer another iconic beauty which dates back to early 1980s. A frameset made of Columbus SL tubing, shines in Saronni red paintjob, build with Campagnolo Super Record groupset and Colnago pantograph parts as stem, handlebar, seatpost, chainring and shifters.
Love at first sight. Ready for any historic cycling event.
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: 80 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 170mm (52/42)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT 81)
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record (Colnago pantograph)
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt Colnago (11 cm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Colnago, 40cm (c-c)
Cassette: Regina Oro 82
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (32s)
Rims: Mavic GP4
Tubulars: Vittoria Rally
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record (Colnago pantograph)
Seat: San Marco Concor (original)
Pedals: Not included
Handlebar Tape: White (New)
Condition: Used. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bend. Some touchups and signs of normal use. All parts are in good condition and are working fine.
Era: early 1980s
Price: SOLD (June 2018)